Online Master of Science in Engineering in Electrical Engineering

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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Next start date: 01/10/2022


Total classes: 10

Weeks per class: 7.5-15

Total credit hours: 30

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Earn an accredited master’s in electrical engineering, completely online

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.

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.

Featured courses for your master’s degree in electrical engineering

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:


Elective

Fundamentals of Microelectronics Packaging


Elective

Advanced Analog Integrated Circuits


Elective

Introduction to Microelectromechanical Systems


Elective

Semiconductor Memory Technologies and Systems


Elective

Electron Transport in Nanostructures


Elective

Electromagnetic Fields and Guided Waves


What can you do with a master’s in electrical engineering?

After completing your online master’s in engineering, you may consider applying to doctoral programs and continuing your education. You’ll also be well prepared for specialized electrical engineering jobs and management positions working on robotics, telecommunications, space exploration, personal electronics, renewable energy and more. Possible career paths include:

Electrical engineer.

Energy manager.

Engineering manager.

Nuclear engineer.

Solar energy systems engineer.

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.

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.

Admission requirements for the master’s in electrical engineering

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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A top-ranked engineering school for your master’s in electrical engineering

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.

#2


best online master’s in electrical engineering.

#5


bachelor’s degrees awarded to underrepresented minorities (American Society for Engineering Education 2019).

60+


engineering student organizations and student professional societies.

#42


undergraduate engineering programs.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Tuition calculator

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

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