Master's OverviewThe ECE Department offers the following master’s degrees:
- Master of Science (M.S.) in Electrical Engineering
- Master of Science (M.S.) in Computer Engineering
- Master of Science (M.S.) in Optical Science and Engineering
- M.S. in Electrical or Computer Engineering with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and Technology Mgt (ETM) – Traditional Option
- M.S. in Electrical or Computer Engineering with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and Technology Mgt (ETM) - Project Management Option
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- M.S. in Computer Engineering with a concentration in Internet of Things
- M.S. in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in Space Systems Engineering
The master’s degree program (in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering) requires 31 semester credit hours for a thesis option (Plan 1) and 31 hours for coursework only option (plan III).
MS Plan I (thesis option) requires 24 hours of coursework, 1 hour of ECE590 and 6 hours of Thesis, while Plan III (coursework only) requires 31 hours of coursework including at least 1 hour of ECE590. Both plans require at least 12 credit hours of ECE core courses, among which 9 hours are required by the emphasis area as three major core courses, and the other 3 hours are selected from another emphasis area as a minor core course. The minor core course must be selected from one of the core courses outside of the student’s major core (emphasis). The remaining courses are free electives.
International applicants are automatically considered for the International Amigo Scholarship. Those selected are awarded a non-resident tuition waiver (valued at more than $11,000 per year). Amigo Scholarships are limited in number, so early applicants have a greater chance of receiving this scholarship.