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Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

Summer 2 2024 enrollment is now open!

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Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

University of Colorado Boulder

Accredited degree in 12–24 months

Earn the same diploma as students on campus by completing 30 credit hours

$20,010 USD total tuition

Flexible pay-as-you-go, per-course basis

Admission is performance-based

Complete a series of courses with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher to gain admission.

100% online learning

Pre-recorded lectures, rigorous assignments, and connection with peers and course facilitators.

Accelerate your career and future-proof your skills with a top 5-ranked electrical engineering graduate program.

A rigorous and advanced curriculum in electrical engineering prepares you to design and build what interests you.

Elevate your career and prepare for the future with CU Boulder’s Master of Science in Electrical Engineering offering focus areas in embedded systems, power electronics, and photonics and optics. You will receive the same high-quality education and rigor as on-campus students. Taught by world-class faculty, the advanced curriculum combines theoretical foundations and practical experiences to help you take your career to the next level.

You don’t have to choose between graduate school, family, or your job. Designed for working professionals, this program consists of 8-week sessions, a stackable, flexible curriculum that lets you customize your learning experience, and performance-based admissions which drastically simplifies the admission process.

What's in this degree program?

More than 50 courses to choose from - all accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), which is part of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA)
A full spectrum, comprehensive program built and taught by world-class faculty and industry professionals incorporates a holistic approach and delivers meaningful assignments for active learning.
A focus on theoretical foundations and practical experiences you’ll need for a top industry job
Weekly office hours with course facilitators
Virtual spaces for dialogue and connection through discussion boards and group sessions with peers

Admissions Information

Questions? Email us at at msee-mooc@colorado.edu.

Important Dates

  • June 17: Summer 2 Enrollment opens
  • July 1: Summer 2 Classes start
  • Aug 9: Summer 2 Enrollment closes

Upcoming Webinars

  • Join us on July 25th at 2:00 MT to learn about the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MS-EE on Coursera) program. Register here.

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Accredited degree in 12–24 months

Earn the same diploma as students on campus by completing 30 credit hours

$20,010 USD total tuition

Flexible pay-as-you-go, per-course basis

Admission is performance-based

Complete a series of courses with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher to gain admission.

100% online learning

Pre-recorded lectures, rigorous assignments, and connection with peers and course facilitators.

Accredited degree in 12–24 months

Earn the same diploma as students on campus by completing 30 credit hours

$20,010 USD total tuition

Flexible pay-as-you-go, per-course basis

Accelerate your career and future-proof your skills with a top 5-ranked electrical engineering graduate program.

A rigorous and advanced curriculum in electrical engineering prepares you to design and build what interests you.

Elevate your career and prepare for the future with CU Boulder’s Master of Science in Electrical Engineering offering focus areas in embedded systems, power electronics, and photonics and optics. You will receive the same high-quality education and rigor as on-campus students. Taught by world-class faculty, the advanced curriculum combines theoretical foundations and practical experiences to help you take your career to the next level.

You don’t have to choose between graduate school, family, or your job. Designed for working professionals, this program consists of 8-week sessions, a stackable, flexible curriculum that lets you customize your learning experience, and performance-based admissions which drastically simplifies the admission process.

What's in this degree program?

More than 50 courses to choose from - all accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), which is part of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA)
A full spectrum, comprehensive program built and taught by world-class faculty and industry professionals incorporates a holistic approach and delivers meaningful assignments for active learning.
A focus on theoretical foundations and practical experiences you’ll need for a top industry job
Weekly office hours with course facilitators
Virtual spaces for dialogue and connection through discussion boards and group sessions with peers

Admissions Information

Questions? Email us at at msee-mooc@colorado.edu.

Important Dates

  • June 17: Summer 2 Enrollment opens
  • July 1: Summer 2 Classes start
  • Aug 9: Summer 2 Enrollment closes

Upcoming Webinars

  • Join us on July 25th at 2:00 MT to learn about the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MS-EE on Coursera) program. Register here.
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Demonstrate you can master the work to gain admission.

Simply prove that you can do the work by completing a series of 3-4 for-credit courses called a “Pathway Specialization''with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher to gain admission. 

No need to worry about transcripts, letters of recommendation, GRE, or TOEFL scores.

You can choose one of five pathway specializations to get started: power electronics, embedding sensors, and motors, FPGA design for embedded systems, optical engineering, or semiconductor devices.

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Pay-as-you-go tuition with short, eight-week sessions

  • $20,010 USD tuition total $667 per credit hour, $20,010 for the full 30-credit master's degree. Pursue a high-quality education at a more affordable price.
  • Pay-as-you-go tuition Only pay for the courses in your next session. You’re free to take a session off without charges or penalties.
  • Bite-sized and stackable Courses are 0.6 - 1.2 credits each and contained within an 8-week session. Take individual courses that interest you and stack them to earn a graduate certificate (9 credits) or a master’s degree (30 credits).
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Access a flexible curriculum created to empower you

You can take all 30 credits in this program at your own pace, and tailor your coursework to your career goals. Choose electrical engineering courses in the following focus areas of power electronics, embedded systems, and photonics and optics as well as areas from other CU Boulder graduate programs in computer science, engineering management, and data science.

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Enrollment for Summer 2 2024 session is now open!

Summer 2 enrollment closes August 9

Enroll in a for-credit course today

Want to enroll in the full degree course now and earn transcriptable credit? You can enroll directly with the university as a non-degree student.Enroll in for-credit now

Enroll in course

1. Enroll in course

Explore course options to find the courses that fit your needs

Pursue admission to degree

2. Pursue admission to degree

Fill out a form or application on the university's website and pay to enroll

Get accepted and enroll

3. Get accepted and enroll

Complete the course and earn transcriptable college credit which will count toward your degree learning if you are accepted into the full degree program¹

Transfer credit

4. Transfer credit

You can apply to transfer the credits earned towards your degree program after admission to the program

¹Each university determines the number of pre-approved credits that may count towards the degree requirements according to institutional policies.

Make progress before you enroll

These courses are part of this degree program. If you are admitted and enroll in the degree program, your coursework can count toward your degree learning and your progress can transfer with you.

Frequently asked questions

Yes. The diploma is a degree conferred for a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, which is the same degree students receive in the on-campus program. There are no designations on official CU transcripts, diploma, or certificates, that this is an online program.

Graduates of the department’s Electrical Engineering programs have gone on to become engineers at Intel, Lockheed Martin, Tesla, and Google. Admitted degree-seeking students have access to Handshake, a comprehensive resource for all things career-related.

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

Yes. The online MS-EE program falls under the University of Colorado Boulder’s overall accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Enrollment for Summer 2 2024 session is now open!

Summer 2 enrollment closes August 9