Electrical Engineering (M.S.)
The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering is a degree program combining several areas of study within electrical engineering and specializations in the area of communications and signal processing, computer and microelectronics, and power and control systems. This graduate program includes the option to pursue thesis research under the guidance of a faculty adviser.
Students will be prepared to make significant contributions to the profession, working in areas of high-impact innovation that range from developing technologies from alternative energy resources and communications advancements, to improving medical imaging and computer hardware and software capabilities.
Our graduate electrical engineering program will prepare you for such careers as:
- Senior software engineer
- Electrical project engineer
- System design engineer
Disclaimer for prospective students, please read.
The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering curriculum provides students with the technical expertise in high-demand electrical engineering specialties including signal processing, computer and microelectronics, and power and control systems.
The admission requirements for this degree follow the existing admission requirements for master’s degrees in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA: 3.0/4.0
Minimum GRE scores: 304 (quantitative + verbal), 3.5 (analytical writing)
Minimum TOEFL scores: 80/550 (internet-based/paper-based test scores)
Students whose accredited B.S. degree is not in electrical engineering may pursue the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering provided they have an adequate background and can demonstrate proficiency in the material.
Illinois Tech inspired Rohit Prasad to follow his passions. Advice he received from a graduate school adviser allowed him to thrive and make lasting contributions to the future of AI.Rohit Prasad (M.S. Electrical Engineering ’99)
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Kaitlyn Graves studied electrical engineering for a semester in France and interned at the Naval Surface Warfare Center.Kaitlyn Graves (EE, M.S. EE ’22)
David Hentrich says Illinois Tech helped him stay relevant throughout his careerDavid Hentrich (M.S. EE ’07, M.S. CPE ’07, Ph.D. CPE ’18)
Working on cutting-edge quantum computers at Fermilab.Hans Johnson (M.S. EE ’21, Ph.D. EE Candidate)
Considered the "Father of the cell phone," Marty Cooper fought to prove his 1973 invention—a handheld, mobile telephone—was the future of communication.Martin “Marty” Cooper (EE ’50, M.S. EE ’57)