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The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program at St. Mary’s University prepares students for rewarding careers in the field of electrical and electronics engineering. Graduates acquire a strong background in theoretical and applied principles of analysis, design, and implementation of electrical, electronics, and computer-controlled systems.
The Electrical Engineering program provides students with flexible curriculum that integrates new developments in the field of electrical and electronics engineering. The basic program in Electrical Engineering is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
The program provides students with:
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering — Degree Plan
The Electrical Engineering program is a 30-credit-hour program. Students may elect a thesis or a project option. The thesis option consists of 24 credit hours of course credit and six credit hours of thesis direction.
Non-thesis students must complete 27 credit hours of coursework and three credit hours of Master Project combined. Like the thesis option, the Master Project must be presented and defended orally in front of the master project committee.
Additionally, St. Mary’s offers a unique five-year combined Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering. Undergraduate students begin graduate course work during their senior year and complete the master’s degree in the fifth year. To accomplish this, students must plan starting in their freshman year to allow for summer courses so that they can take six hours of graduate work each semester in their senior undergraduate year.
The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program prepares for careers in a variety of electrical engineering fields such as control systems, signal processing, communication systems, robotics, embedded systems, semiconductor devices, digital systems, and microelectronics.
Our graduates are employed by a variety of public and private institutions including semiconductor, automotive, avionic, communication, education, manufacturing, entertainment, health, and service sectors. Career opportunities for graduates with Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering are abundant.
Admission is granted to those with a high promise for success in graduate study, as demonstrated through previous academic records and testing.
To be considered for admission, applicants must: