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 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 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.Required Courses Electrical Engineering (ECEE, ECEP, ECES, ECET) Courses21.0General Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECEC, ECEE, ECEP, ECES, ECET) Courses9.0Elective 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 2016-2017 is $1192 per credit. This rate applies only to new online students.Students being readmitted to Drexel University must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify. This program is eligible for Financial Aid. Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations. 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. Academic Calendar 2016-2017 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2016 September 19, 2016 December 3, 2016 December 5, 2016 December 10, 2016 Winter 2017 January 9, 2017 March 18, 2017 March 20, 2017 March 25, 2017 Spring 2017 April 3, 2017 June 10, 2017 June 12, 2017 June 16, 2017 Summer 2017 June 26, 2017 September 2, 2017 September 5, 2017 September 9, 2017 2017-2018 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2017 September 25, 2017 December 9, 2017 December 11, 2017 December 16, 2017 Winter 2018 January 8, 2018 March 17, 2018 March 19, 2018 March 24, 2018 Spring 2018 April 2, 2018 June 9, 2018 June 11, 2018 June 15, 2018 Summer 2018 June 25, 2018 September 1, 2018 September 4, 2018 September 8, 2018 Apply today for the MS in Electrical Engineering Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Any problems? Find help or contact us.