Who is this degree for?

This online MS-EE degree is intended for anyone looking to grow their careers in the electrical engineering industry or who wants to learn more in the field of electrical engineering. Graduates of the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program have gone on to become engineers at Intel, Lockheed Martin, Tesla, Google, and more.

With performance-based admission, there is no application process. We really mean it, no application. Simply demonstrate you can do the work by completing a pathway specialization with at least a 3.0 GPA to be admitted into the degree program. Stackable courses, pay-as-you-go tuition, and a flexible path through the curriculum make this degree attainable for learners interested in Electrical Engineering.

Based on your professional goals, you can chart a variety of educational paths using the MS-EE program, from amassing subject-specific knowledge from a single course to earning a full graduate certificate or a master’s degree to add to your resume.

Brush up on your skills with one or two courses.

If you’re just looking to brush up on a subject like photonics, you can take one or two courses in that area.

Earn an industry-recognized graduate certificate or degree.

To earn a graduate certificate, you must complete the designated for-credit course sequence with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better. An official University of Colorado Boulder graduate certificate will be awarded upon successful completion.

You can earn your graduate degree by completing a series of for-credit courses in a “Pathway Specialization” with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. These courses count towards the 30 credits required to earn a degree.

What do I need to enroll?

There are no formally enforced prerequisites. Each course may recommend a variety of prerequisite skills and knowledge. To learn more about each subject and prepare yourself for the course, our faculty recommends these readings.

To earn graduate-level credit:

Enroll in a for-credit course and pay tuition then successfully complete your coursework prior to the session end date.

To earn a graduate certificate:

Complete 9 credits for designated courses across several sessions. An official University of Colorado Boulder graduate certificate will be awarded automatically upon successful completion of the course sequence—this certificate will appear on your detailed course transcript.

To earn a graduate degree:

Complete one “Pathway Specialization’ to be admitted into the degree program, then combine those credits with more coursework to earn the full 30 credits required to graduate. An official University of Colorado Boulder graduate degree will be awarded automatically upon successful completion of all requirements and will appear on your detailed course transcript. There will be no designations on the official transcript or diploma indicating that this is an online program.

If you have any questions about the program, email us at msee-mooc@colorado.edu. You can also access more detailed information in the Student Handbook.

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When can I enroll?

  • There are 6 sessions total per year. Each session is 8 weeks long.
  • You can enroll in a session starting two weeks before a session start date.
  • You must enroll prior to two weeks before a session end date.
  • All coursework is due before the last day of each session.
TermEnrollment OpensClasses StartEnrollment ClosesClasses End
Spring 1December 20, 2021January 10, 2022February 18, 2022March 4, 2022
Spring 2February 21, 2022March 7, 2022April 15, 2022April 29, 2022
Summer 1April 18, 2022May 2, 2022June 10, 2022June 24, 2022
Summer 2June 13, 2022June 27, 2022August 5, 2022August 19, 2022
Fall 1August 8, 2022August 22, 2022September 30, 2022October 14, 2022
Fall 2October 3, 2022October 17, 2022November 25, 2022December 9, 2022

Admissions Information

Enrollment for the Fall 1 2022 session is now open!

Upcoming Events

  • October 3: Fall 2 Enrollment opens
  • October 14: Fall 1 Classes end
  • November 25: Fall 2 Enrollment closes

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