Online Master of Science in Engineering in Electrical Engineering

As technology increases in sophistication and energy sources continue to diversify, electrical engineers will be responsible for designing more complex electrical devices and systems. Likewise, electrical engineers are essential to the development of many new emerging technologies including machine learning, robotics and virtual reality. A master’s degree in electrical engineering will help prepare you to meet these challenges and be a leader in the field.

This online master’s degree program will cover advanced and specialized electrical engineering topics related to circuit theory, microelectronics, semiconductor technology, nanostructures, energy systems and more. You’ll also have the opportunity to further specialize in whichever areas of electrical engineering are the most interesting to you.

Is a master’s in electrical engineering worth it?


A master’s degree in electrical engineering will help you pursue careers requiring advanced knowledge and skills, including specialized and supervisory positions. Some advanced engineering jobs or manager roles may even require a master’s degree. Earning an advanced degree can also increase your salary and earning potential.

What is the annual salary for an electrical engineer?


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for engineers is projected to continue to grow over the next several years. The salary range for electrical engineers is approximately $63,000–$155,000 per year.

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Master of Science in Engineering
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Electrical Engineering
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Electrical Engineering (MSE)
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The master’s in electrical engineering will give you the knowledge and skills needed to specialize in an electrical engineering field, such as power systems or signal processing. Graduates prepare to pursue management-level positions and advanced engineering roles.

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The online master’s degree in electrical engineering will build on the general electricity and engineering knowledge gained in your undergraduate degree. The courses will cover advanced topics in a variety of areas of electrical engineering including electromagnetics, signal processing, photonics, renewable energy, power engineering and more. You will also be required to pass a comprehensive exam to complete the program. Classes in the master’s in electrical engineering online program include:

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Earn your master’s degree in electrical engineering from industry-leading faculty

Of the 320+ faculty members in Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, the majority have been honored with the highest awards in their fields. Faculty milestones include:

  • National Academy of Engineering members.
  • National Academy of Sciences members.
  • National Academy of Inventors members.
  • National Academy of Construction members.
  • More than 55 Young Investigator Awards received in the last 10 years.
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Each student is fully supported on their path to success in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. We have received peer-reviewed programmatic honors from the U.S. News & World Report and provide students with a rich learning environment.

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Applicants to the master’s degree in electrical engineering program must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

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Applicants to the online master’s in engineering program should have already completed a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or comparable undergraduate electrical engineering coursework.

Applicants who graduated from a program accredited by ABET must have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA in the last 60 hours of their bachelor's program. If they did not attend an ABET-accredited institution in the U.S., they must have earned a 3.5 cumulative GPA during that time and received a minimum score of 156 on the quantitative reasoning portion of the GRE. Alternatively, applicants must have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA in an applicable master's program.

All applicants must submit:

  1. Graduate admission application and application fee.
  2. Official transcripts.
  3. Personal statement.
  4. GRE (may be waived if undergraduate degree was earned from an institution accredited by ABET).
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An applicant whose native language is not English (regardless of current residency) must provide proof of English proficiency.

The admission process for the master’s degree in electrical engineering is competitive, and all prospective students must adhere to appropriate application deadlines.

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Does my master's in electrical engineering say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

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