What Is the Online Electrical Engineering Master’s Degree?
As an electronics engineer, you help drive the innovation and technological progress that keep our world connected. Now it’s time to take the next step in your professional development and become a leader in your field.
Ohio University’s 100% online Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) degree program will prepare you to solve highly complex yet practical problems as you build your skills in research, design, development, and testing. Choose one of six concentrations to fit your interests and goals. By the time you graduate — in about two years of part-time study — you will be a well-rounded electrical engineer ready to take on any challenge.
Learn how to design, develop, and evaluate electrical and electronics systems for a variety of applications from a faculty of experienced engineers.
Concentrations in Autonomous Unmanned Vehicles, Communications and Digital Signal Processing, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Navigation Systems, and Micro-Nano Devices and Systems.
Complete our 100% online electrical engineering master’s program in as little as two years.
Online Master’s in Electrical Engineering Courses
Delivered through a completely online learning environment, our online electrical engineering curriculum focuses on the core principles of advanced electrical engineering. For those who seek to understand engineering systems in even greater depth, we offer concentrations in Autonomous Unmanned Vehicles, Communications and Digital Signal Processing, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Navigation Systems, and Micro-Nano Devices and Systems.
We also offer a completely online Graduate Certificate in Electronic Navigation, which is focused on teaching you the latest technology and practices used to create navigation systems for a range of platforms and industries. For more information, visit our certificate page.
Autonomous Unmanned Vehicles Courses
Communications and Digital Signal Processing Courses
Computer Engineering Courses
General Electrical Engineering Courses
Electronic Navigation Systems Courses
Micro Nano Devices and Systems Courses
Electrical Engineering Career Opportunities
The rapid pace of technological change will continue to drive the demand for electrical and electronics engineers in a wide range of fields, including aviation, the automotive industry, computing, communications, transportation, energy, medicine, manufacturing, and national defense.
With your online electrical engineering master’s degree, you can build the expertise to pursue careers such as:
- Senior electrical engineer
- Aerospace engineer
- Naval engineer
- Automotive engineer
- Semiconductor engineer
- Embedded systems engineer
You can work in a variety of settings, including:
- Engineering services firms
- Industrial and production plants
- Laboratories and research firms
- Power stations
Electrical Engineering Job Outlook
Job growth for electrical and electronics engineers is likely to be greatest in professional, scientific, and technical services firms. Consumer electronics firms that produce smartphones and other sophisticated electronics are also likely to see an increased demand for these engineers.
Meet the Online Master’s in Electrical Engineering Faculty
Dr. Michael Braasch, professor of electrical engineering, shared his thoughts on the MSEE program and the electrical engineering industry.
Which industries are hiring electrical engineers?
My expertise is navigation. Currently, the aerospace and consumer electronics industries cannot hire navigation engineers fast enough.
What jobs can you pursue with a master’s degree in electrical engineering?
Every smartphone, drone, plane, and motor vehicle has some sort of navigation system in it. Navigation engineers design, build, and support the hardware and software that power these systems.
What trends are you seeing in the electrical engineering field?
In navigation, one of the challenging problems at the moment is “indoor navigation.” GPS works great outside but not so much when you’re inside a skyscraper. Yet where are the first responders going to go if you have an emergency and dial 911?
Another major future trend is in drones that carry people and packages. Piloted or unpiloted multirotor vehicles (so-called “air taxis”) are currently the hot development. The current air traffic control system was not designed to accommodate these kinds of vehicles, so setting up a system to enable safe and efficient air taxi service is a major challenge.
What are some of the most crucial skills that electrical engineers need?
The core fundamentals that every electrical engineer needs are electromagnetics, linear systems, communication theory, and control theory.
Why should a student choose an MSEE degree from Ohio University?
Students at Ohio University receive personalized attention. They can reach out to their instructors with specific questions about a course, their homework, or anything and get answers. In addition, Ohio University is one of the few educational institutions in the world that offer an MSEE with a concentration in electronic navigation systems.
What skills will a student learn in the MSEE program that can be transferred directly into a career?
In addition to providing a solid theoretical foundation, most courses also have a modeling and simulation component. Through these exercises and projects, students learn how to apply theory in practical applications.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I do with a master’s in electrical engineering?
While a bachelor’s degree will help you get a foot in the door, a master’s degree in electrical engineering is necessary to advance to senior roles and increase your salary potential. Master’s degree holders generally have more responsibility in industrial and government laboratory settings. They may supervise teams and manage projects, as well as work in research and development, along with or supervised by engineers with doctorates. The online electrical engineering master’s degree program at Ohio University is also good preparation for professionals interested in pursuing doctoral degrees.
What is the average salary for graduates of the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program?
The average annual salary for professionals holding an electrical engineering master’s degree was around $99,000 as of December 2021, according to PayScale.
Is the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering accredited?
Yes. Ohio University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). All of Ohio University’s academic programs, including the online electrical engineering master’s degree, are covered by this institution-wide accreditation.
How long is the online Master’s in Electrical Engineering degree program?
The online electrical engineering master’s degree is a part-time program. Students taking two courses per semester (including summer) can complete the program in two years.
Why Choose Ohio University’s Online Master’s in Electrical Engineering Degree?
The Russ College of Engineering and Technology produces graduates equipped with the skills to research, design, develop, and test new technologies and industry applications — and to position themselves as leaders.
For more than a century, we’ve been teaching engineers how to create for good — how to engineer a better future with responsible and sustainable design. It’s impossible to ignore the positive impact our graduates have on the world around us.
Choose Ohio University because you want to earn your degree from a nationally ranked leader in education and research, because you want a degree you can be proud of, and because you want an education that can prepare you for the future.
Ohio University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.