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Master of Science - Electrical Engineering

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Credit Hours

$949 Per Credit Hour

10 to 15

Week Terms

Mid August
Early January
Late May



  • Online students may choose either the thesis or non-thesis option.
  • For the M.S. non-thesis option, students must:
    • Complete a minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate (6000/7000/8000)-level coursework
  • For the M.S. thesis option, students must:
    • Complete a minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate (6000/7000/8000)-level coursework and research work including:
      • 4-6 credit hours of ELEC 7990 (Research and Thesis), guided by their research advisor and committee
      • 24-26 credit hours of coursework

*View a complete ELEC course list and course descriptions. Graduate courses are those listed as level ”6000” and up. Those that are also offered online have a corresponding listing with a course section beginning in "D" (e.g., ELEC7300 Dxx). The course section will change from term to term. 

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Why this degree?

119-best-online-masters-in-electrical-engineering.jpgThe Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering degree will equip students with the knowledge and experience needed in diverse industries, from power distribution to biomedical research. Our program is available to both online and on-campus students and supports graduate study in control systems and robotics, digital signal processing and communications, wireless engineering, electromagnetics modeling and analysis, microelectronics and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), power systems, digital systems and computer engineering. The online option of the MS degree recently ranked No. 15 among the Top 25 Best Online Master's in Electrical Engineering Programs, according to for 2018.

Who is eligible?

  • Those who hold a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or equivalent from an institution of recognized standing (transcripts required) are eligible.
  • Applicants with degrees in other science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines are also encouraged to apply and may be required to complete undergraduate electrical and computer engineering courses before official admission into the graduate program.
  • The GRE is required, or TOEFL scores for international applicants.
  • Letters of recommendation are also required. 

What can you expect?

  • Once admitted into Auburn Engineering's graduate program, you will work with the graduate program officer (and/or other ECE faculty members) to create a plan of study:

How do I apply?

  • Fill out the online graduate application at 
    (you will be required to create an account).
  • Upload your official transcripts, resume, GRE/TOEFL scores, and letters of recommendation.
  • For more general information visit