MS in Electrical Engineering Overview The online accredited Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering offers high-level graduate program with strong foundations in theory, to equip you with the skills necessary to grasp and develop new technologies and trends in the electrical engineering field. Highly ranked among the by U.S. News & World Report, the program prepares you to make an immediate contribution to the workplace and become a leader in the industry. You may take courses in the areas of Computer Engineering, Power Engineering, Controls, Robotics, Signal Processing, Telecommunications Engineering, Solid State Physics and Electronics, and more. Program FeaturesRigorous study in Computing and Electrical Engineering courses with the option of taking electives from the Engineering Management Program and other graduate disciplines.Taught by experienced faculty who are also successful professionals in the electrical engineering field. Nearly a third of our faculty members are IEEE fellows and recognized internationally for their professional achievements and scholarly work.Highly interactive online method designed to challenge and engage students, while remaining convenient for working professionals. State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. Curriculum The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering curriculum encompasses 45 or 48 (with the Graduate Co-op option) approved credit hours, chosen in accordance with the following requirements and a plan of study arranged with the departmental graduate advisor in consultation with your research advisor, if applicable. Before the end of the first quarter in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering for a full-time student, or by the end of the first year for a part-time student, said plan of study must be filed and approved with the departmental graduate advisor.A total of at least 30 credit hours must be taken from among the graduate course offerings of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. These credits must be taken at Drexel University. No transfer credit may be used to fulfill these requirements, regardless of content equivalency.The remaining courses needed to reach the minimum credit hour requirement for the degree program are considered elective courses. Elective courses can be chosen from among the graduate course offerings of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; other departments within the College of Engineering; the School of Biomedical Science, Engineering and Health Systems; the Department of Mathematics; the Department of Physics; the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Biology. In order to have courses outside of these departments and schools count towards degree completion, they must be approved by the departmental graduate advisors prior to registration for said courses.ECEC 500 (Fundamentals of Computer Hardware) and ECEC 600 (Fundamentals of Computer Networks) do not count toward the credit requirements to complete the MS in Electrical Engineering degree program.Customizable Specialization Required Courses Electrical Engineering ( ECEE, ECEP, ECES, ECET) Courses21.0General Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECEC, ECEE, ECEP, ECES, ECET) Courses9.0Elective Courses15.0Total Credits45.0 Electrophysics Specialization Required Courses Electrophysics (ECEE) Courses18.0General Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECEC, ECEE, ECEP, ECES, ECET) Courses12.0Elective Courses15.0Total Credits45.0Controls, Robotics, Intelligent Systems Specialization Required Courses ECES 511Fundamentals of Systems I3.0ECES 512Fundamentals of Systems II3.0ECES 521Probability & Random Variables3.0ECES 522Random Process & Spectral Analysis3.0Select three of the following:9.0ECES 604Optimal Estimation & Stochastic Control ECES 642Optimal Control ECES 644Computer Control Systems ECES 651Intelligent Control ECES 817Non-Linear Control Systems ECES 818Machine Learning & Adaptive Control General Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECEC, ECEE, ECEP, ECES, ECET) Courses9.0Elective Courses15.0Total Credits45.0Power Engineering Specialization Required Courses ECEP 501Power System Analysis3.0ECEP 502Computer Analysis of Power Systems3.0ECEP 503Synchronous Machine Modeling3.0Select one of the following sequences:6.0ECES 511 & ECES 512Fundamentals of Systems I and Fundamentals of Systems II ECES 521 & ECES 522Probability & Random Variables and Random Process & Spectral Analysis General Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECEC, ECEE, ECEP, ECES, ECET) Courses15.0Elective Courses15.0Total Credits45.0Signal/Image Processing Specialization Required Courses ECES 521Probability & Random Variables3.0ECES 522Random Process & Spectral Analysis3.0ECES 523Detection & Estimation Theory3.0ECES 631Fundamentals of Deterministic Digital Signal Processing3.0ECES 682Fundamentals of Image Processing3.0General Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECEC, ECEE, ECEP, ECES, ECET) Courses15.0Elective Courses15.0Total Credits45.0Options for Degree FulfillmentAlthough not required, you're encouraged to complete a Master’s Thesis as part of the program. Students who choose the thesis option may count up to 9.0 research/thesis credits as part of their required credit hour requirements.You may choose to participate in the Graduate Co-Op Program, where 6.0 credit hours can be earned for a six month cooperative education experience in industry, working on curriculum related projects. The total number of required credit hours is increased to 48 for those students who choose to pursue the Graduate Co-op option. This change represents an increase in non-departmental required credit hours to a total of 18 credit hours, 6 of which are earned from the cooperative education experience.View Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A four-year bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or physics from a regionally accredited institution in the US or an equivalent international institution A bachelor's in "engineering technology" will generally not qualifyA minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 for the last two years of undergraduate work If any other graduate work has been completed, the average GPA must be at least 3.0Required DocumentsA completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedTwo professional letters of recommendationA 500 word essay on why you wish to pursue the programResumeAdditional requirements for International Students Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2015-2016 is $1157 per credit. This rate applies only to new online matriculated students. Students receiving special tuition plans with Drexel Online may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.This program is eligible for Financial Aid. We also offer tuition reduction through our network of partner companies and organizations, and for Drexel University alumni and those in the military. Academic Calendar Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2015 September 21, 2015 December 5, 2015 December 7, 2015 December 12, 2015 Winter 2016 January 4, 2016 March 14, 2016 March 15, 2016 March 19, 2016 Spring 2016 March 28, 2016 June 6, 2016 June 7, 2016 June 10, 2016 Summer 2016 June 20, 2016 August 29, 2016 August 30, 2016 September 3, 2016 Apply today for a MS in Electrical Engineering Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.