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Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
University of Colorado Boulder Online Course Highlights
  • 24 Months for a full degree, 6-9 Months for a graduate certificate.
  • 30 credit hours for a full degree, about 9 credit hours for a graduate certificate.
  • Completely online
  • $20,000 for the master’s degree or $667 per credit hour Total Cost
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Online Course Details:

Learn from industry-leading faculty and build the devices and systems of the future with a professionally-oriented Master of Science in Electrical Engineering that you can start today.

Advances in electrical engineering are driving a transformation in global technology. Electrical engineers design and build the hardware, networking, and sensing technologies that power smart devices and the Internet of Things.

The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program from University of Colorado Boulder is centered around subjects such as embedded systems, power electronics, and photonics. These are the building blocks of cell phones, computers, electric and autonomous vehicles, renewable energy grids, LED lighting, advanced medical devices, and much more. The curriculum is influenced by CU Boulder’s close relationships with industry leaders and taught by world-class faculty in the electrical engineering field.

The curriculum is highly customizable — when fully developed, you will be able to choose from over 100, 4-6 week short courses of about 1 credit each to go as broad or as deep as you want. Each course is designed for fast, flexible learning. You’ll tackle real-world problems, learn theory as well as career-relevant skills, and work with fellow students under the guidance of course facilitators and professors.

Who is this degree for:

This online degree is intended to prepare students for senior engineering roles in the industry. It is designed to be customizable and flexible to meet the needs of working professionals. The MS-EE program is based on a long-standing and successful on-campus Professional MS in Electrical Engineering program at CU Boulder.

Graduates of the Professional MS in Electrical Engineering program have gone on to become engineers at Intel, Lockheed Martin, Tesla, Google, to name a few.

According to a recent survey from Deloitte, some 82% of executives in the semiconductor industry reported a shortage of qualified technical candidates; 60% of companies report that electrical engineering jobs are some of the most difficult to fill. The MS-EE program will prepare you to take on these in-demand engineering roles.

What makes this degree unique:

  • Lower tuition than on-campus degrees and the tuition is paid as you go
  • Flexible schedule
  • Smaller bit-size course topics
  • In-demand topic areas such as Embedded Systems and Power Electronics
  • Performance-based admissions – no application required


Admission is purely performance-based; there is no application. Simply complete a series of courses for credit in a “Pathway Specialization” and pass with an overall GPA of 3.0 or better. This “B” average qualifies you to be admitted into the degree program.

The full program launches in 2020. Limited spaces available for the October 2019 launch

When you graduate, you’ll be able to:

  • Pursue your next job or promotion, or launch a lifelong career in electrical engineering
  • Keep pace with the rapid evolution of new technologies
  • Apply foundational expertise and practical skills as you solve real-world problems
  • Work effectively across disciplines like embedded systems, power electronics, photonics, and more
  • Earn the exact same credentials as the CU Boulder students who learn on-campus

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