Electrical Engineering (MSEE)

Electrical Engineering (MSEE)

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The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program provides you with hands-on experience that will prepare you to take a leading role in the industry. You will learn how to design systems, components and processes in a way that takes into consideration realistic constraints as you specialize with an emphasis in embedded systems, communications, networking, signal processing, controls, or materials/circuits/sensors. 

Program Highlights

  • Designed for full-time and part-time students.
  • Developed for working engineers with a mix of face-to-face and online classes.
  • Available on campus or completely online.
  • Graduate assistantships offered each semester for on-campus students.
  • Students develop strong leadership and problem-solving skills working with undergraduate students in power, IC design, EM circuits, communications, networking, controls, and signaling processing courses.
  • Elective courses are available in physics, mathematics, computer science, economy and management.

Program Distinctions

  • Graduates have gone on to work at companies such as Honeywell, Medtronic, Hughes, T-Mobil and AT&T among other companies.
  • Professor Yi Zheng holds multiple U.S. patents and is well published. Several electrical engineering faculty have done extensive research and are published in engineering journals.  
  • MSEE students have contributed to research projects funded by grants from Force10 Network, Inc., Medtronic Inc. and Devicix Inc. 

Student Organizations

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
Inside U.S.
Fall August 1 May 15 August 1
Spring December 1 September 15 December 1
Summer May 1 February 15 May 1

Degree Levels

Licensure Graduate Certificate Master Post-Master Doctorate

Delivery Options

St. CLoud (on campus) Online Synchronous online St. Cloud State at Plymouth Evenings/Weekends

Graduate Director

Yi Zheng

Popular Careers

  • Biomedical engineer
  • Embedded systems engineer
  • Systems engineer
  • Telecommunications engineer

University Facts & Stats

  • 60 graduate programs leading to graduate certificates, master’s and doctoral degrees
  • More than 200 graduate assistantships awarded per year
  • Graduate assistants receive up to a $9,250 stipend per year and tuition reimbursement for up to eight graduate credits per semester.

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