Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

The master’s degree in electrical engineering is a 33 credit-hour program that strengthens your knowledge of applied electromagnetics, communication and control systems, digital systems, energy conversions and signal processing.

Taking Your Future Forward

What makes Bradley’s electrical engineering program the right fit? Choices! You’ll have three paths to choose from for program completion: write a thesis, complete a final project or take advanced courses. Then, you have four specializations to pick from: communication and signal/image processing, microwave engineering and embedded systems. By tailoring your degree to suit your interests, you’ll enter or advance in the workforce with excellence.

Graduate Admission Requirements

Learn more about graduate admission standards and application requirements on our Requirements page.

Graduate Program Requirements

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 credit-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 credit-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 credit-hour specialization
    • one 9 credit-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.

Program Admission Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree with a major in electrical or computer engineering
  • Official GRE score sent directly to the Office of Admission by the testing agency. Bradley’s institutional code for score reporting is 1070.