Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE)

Program Overview

The Electrical Engineering program is structured to provide graduates with a balanced technical background in core areas of modern electrical engineering and significant experience in advanced design via a thesis or a project.  The department has excellent computer and laboratory facilities to support advanced studies in key areas.  Students work closely with a faculty advisor in tailoring an overall program best suited to their background and interests.  Course sequences, design projects, and research are available in applied electromagnetics, communication theory, control theory, digital systems and computers, electronics and microprocessor applications, signal processing, and wireless components and systems.

Program Requirements

The MSEE program has a minimum requirement of 33 semester hours.  All students must do either a thesis or design project.  Please see the Graduate Catalog for a detailed description of the MSEE program requirements.

Estimated Time to Complete the Program

Students carrying full-time course loads can reasonably expect to complete the MSEE program in one and one-half to two years.  Students carrying part-time course loads have up to a maximum of five years to complete the program.

Faculty Research Interests

Detail about faculty and their research interests can be found on the department page.

Admission Requirements

In addition to meeting the admission requirements of the Graduate School, individuals seeking admission to the MSEE program should have successfully completed an undergraduate electrical or computer engineering program.  Applicants must also submit their official scores from the GRE General Test.  Plans of study are available for those with non-electrical engineering or non-engineering undergraduate degrees.  These plans require a number of undergraduate foundations courses to be successfully completed before admission to the MSEE program.  Further information can be obtained by contacting the Graduate Coordinator.

Department Contact Information

Graduate Program Coordinator
Dr. Yufeng Lu, (309) 677-3564,

Department Chair
Dr. In Soo Ahn, (309) 677-2734,

Department Secretary
Kathy Polen, (309) 677-2727,