Online MS in Electrical Engineering
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.
- Rigorous 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.
- Highly interactive online method designed to challenge and engage students, while remaining convenient for working professionals.
This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.
The MS in Electrical Engineering curriculum encompasses completion of a minimum of 45 approved graduate quarter credit hours, chosen in accordance with the following requirements and a program plan arranged with the graduate advisors in consultation with your supervising professor, if applicable.
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.
|Electrical Engineering (ECEE, ECEP, ECES, ECET) Courses||21.0|
|General Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECEC, ECEE, ECEP, ECES, ECET) Courses||9.0|
Options for Degree Fulfillment
Although 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.
- A four-year Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field from a regionally accredited institution in the US or an equivalent international institution
- Examples of related fields include: Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Software Engineering, and Telecommunications Engineering
- A Bachelor's in "Engineering Technology" will generally not qualify
- A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 for undergraduate work
- Half-cumulative GPA (final 2 years of coursework) will be considered for those close to this benchmark
- If any other graduate work has been completed, the average GPA must be at least 3.0
With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.
- A completed application
- Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attended
- Two professional or academic letters of recommendation
- A 500 word essay on why you wish to pursue the program
- Additional requirements for International Students
The tuition rate for the academic year 2019-2020 is $1303 per credit.
- This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
- Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations
- These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
- These rates apply only to fully online courses. Hybrid or on-campus courses may have different rates.
- Tuition rates are subject to increase with the start of each academic year in the fall term.
- All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
- Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
- When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.
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