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Electrical Engineering (M.S.)

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

You get personal attention from top scholars and multiple opportunities to work with industry leaders. You'll develop your expertise while meeting professional contacts at the same time. We support your work with seven computer labs featuring industry-specific software and 10 specialized laboratories.

A substantial amount of financial aid is available to support your continued studies. We offer competitive teaching assistantships, research assistantships and fellowships to many or our advanced students.  

Plan of Study

Click here to go to the University Catalog for overview and courses for the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering (MSEE)
A minimum of 30 semester hours:

  • At least 9 semester hours in electrical engineering core courses approved by advisor/advisory committee
  • At least 9 semester hours in a concentration area: telecommunications, signals & systems, and digital systems, or as approved by the advisor/advisory committee.
  • At least 6 semester hours of selected technical electives, selected courses must be approved by your advisor.
  • 6 semester hours on an approved thesis or 6 hours of additional electrical engineering coursework. 

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the electrical engineering program should submit the following information in addition to the online application:

  1. Official academic records of all previously attended colleges or universities must be submitted directly from the colleges or universities to the Office of Graduate Admission Processing. Hand-carried transcripts, official copies marked Issued to Student and unofficial copies are not acceptable.
  2. Three letters of recommendation from professors or employers.
  3.  Personal statement (strongly recommended) or a résumé.
  4. Results from the GRE are not required. However, candidates are welcome to submit a score in support of their application.

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited program in engineering, physics, chemistry, applied mathematics or other appropriate program of study. Applicants with a different undergraduate degree may be required to complete prerequisites. Applicants should have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average on a 4.0 scale on their undergraduate degree. Applicants should have at least a  3.25 cumulative grade-point average on a 4.0 scale on their Master's degree.

Additional requirements apply for international students.

Application Deadlines

Applications accepted on a rolling basis with the following approximate general deadlines:

  • Fall Term: June 15th
  • Spring Term: November 15th
  • Summer Term: March 15th

Please contact your department chair to follow up on exact deadlines.


Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dr. Eric Balster, Department Chair

Kettering Laboratories
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0232