Online Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

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What Is the Online Electrical Engineering Master’s Degree?

As an electrical 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.

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Learn how to design, develop, and evaluate electrical and electronics systems for a variety of applications from a faculty of experienced engineers.

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Complete our 100% online electrical engineering master’s program in as little as two years.

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Explore engineering systems in greater depth with concentrations in Autonomous Unmanned Vehicles, Communications and Digital Signal Processing, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Navigation Systems, and Micro-Nano Devices and Systems.

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.

Foundational Courses

EMGT 6010 Engineering Writing 3 Credits
EE 5003 Computational Tools for Engineers 3 Credits

Autonomous Unmanned Vehicles Courses

EE 6283 State-Space Methods in Control 3 Credits
EE 5853 Electronic Navigation Systems 3 Credits
EE 6033 Inertial Navigation Systems  3 Credits
EE 6053 Satellite-Based Navigation Systems  3 Credits
EE 5673 Embedded Systems 3 Credits
EE 6103 Vehicle Control Systems 3 Credits

Communications and Digital Signal Processing Courses

EE 5403 Microwave Theory and Devices   3 Credits
EE 5673 Embedded Systems 3 Credits
EE 5713 Communication Engineering 3 Credits
EE 6283 State-Space Methods in Control 3 Credits
EE 6713 Digital Signal Processing 3 Credits
EE 6743 Information Theory and Coding 3 Credits

Computer Engineering Courses

EE 5183 Micro Nano Fabrication 3 Credits
EE 5673 Embedded Systems 3 Credits
EE 5143 Design of Digital Circuits 3 Credits
EE 5683 Computer Architecture 3 Credits
EE 6743 Information Theory and Coding 3 Credits
EE 6183 Nanoelectric Devices and Applications 3 Credits

General Electrical Engineering Courses

EE 5183 Micro Nano Fabrication 3 Credits
EE 5403 Microwave Theory and Devices   3 Credits
EE 5673 Embedded Systems 3 Credits
EE 5713 Communication Engineering 3 Credits
EE 6283 State-Space Methods in Control 3 Credits
EE 5143 Design of Digital Circuits 3 Credits

Electronic Navigation Systems Courses

EE 5403 Microwave Theory and Devices   3 Credits
EE 5673 Embedded Systems 3 Credits
EE 5853 Electronic Navigation Systems 3 Credits
EE 6033 Inertial Navigation Systems  3 Credits
EE 6053 Satellite-Based Navigation Systems  3 Credits
EE 6063 Integrated Navigation Systems   3 Credits
EE 6083 Aviation Standards, Software Design, and Certification 3 Credits

Micro Nano Devices and Systems Courses

EE 5183 Micro Nano Fabrication 3 Credits
EE 5403 Microwave Theory and Devices   3 Credits
EE 5673 Embedded Systems 3 Credits
EE 5143 Design of Digital Circuits 3 Credits
EE 5313 Optoelectronics and Photonics 3 Credits
EE 5683 Computer Architecture 3 Credits
EE 6183 Nanoelectric Devices and Applications 3 Credits

Electrical Engineering Career Opportunities

The rapid pace of technological change will continue to drive the demand for electrical 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

Average salaries for careers in electrical engineering.

The average salary for master’s in electrical engineering graduates is $98,800 as of April 2021, according to PayScale. Here are seven electrical engineering careers and their average salaries: senior electronics engineer ($102,300); senior electrical engineer ($105,200); aerospace engineer ($84,900); naval engineer ($82,300); automotive engineer ($99,800); semiconductor engineer ($84,000); and embedded systems engineer ($79,200).

Electrical Engineering Job Outlook

Job growth for electrical 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

FAQ

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 $98,800 as of April 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.

Ohio University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

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