Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

The 33-hour graduate degree in electrical engineering enhances your understanding of electrical and computer engineering through a flexible academic program.

Preparing You For Success

As a student in the graduate electrical engineering program, you can strengthen your knowledge of topics such as applied electromagnetics, communication and control systems, digital systems, energy conversions and signal processing. You can tailor the degree to your career interests through three program completion options. You can write a thesis, complete a final project or take advanced courses. Additionally, you can choose one of four academic specializations — communication and signal/image processing, microwave engineering and embedded systems. You have five years to complete the degree, though you can complete it in three or four semesters as a full-time student.

Making Your Mark

Bradley’s electrical engineering graduate program successfully prepares you to enter or advance in the workforce. In recent years, almost all electrical engineering students found jobs within six months of graduation. They’re working at places such as Accenture, Boeing Co. Caterpillar Inc., Chrysler, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman.

Graduate Program Requirements

A total of 33 credit hours is required for the degree and students may elect either a thesis option, project option, or course only option.

Thesis Option 

Recommended for investigating a problem in depth for a semester or more

  • 27 hours of approved courses meeting the following conditions:
    • two 9-hour specializations
    • 6 hours of approved courses containing advanced math
    • 6 hours of approved 600-level courses
    • 6 hours of approved ECE or technical electives
  • 6 hours thesis in one of the student's specializations
  • Comprehensive assessment: Thesis presentation and demonstration

Project Option

Recommended for investigating a problem in depth for a semester

  • 30 hours of approved courses meeting the following conditions:
    • two 9-hour specializations
    • 6 hours of approved courses containing advanced math
    • 6 hours of approved 600-level courses
    • 6 hours of approved ECE or technical electives
  • 3 hours research project or design project in one of the student's specializations
  • Comprehensive assessment: Project presentation and demonstration

Course-Only Option

Recommended for industry-bound students who wish to complete the program in fast track

  • 33 hours of approved courses meeting the following conditions:
    • one 12-hour specialization
    • one 9-hour specialization
    • 6 hours of approved courses containing advanced math
    • 6 hours of approved 600-level courses
    • 6 hours of approved ECE or technical electives
  • Comprehensive assessment: Written or oral exam in the area of specializations.