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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.


Get ready for high-level career opportunities

Accelerate your career and prepare for the future of electrical engineering with CU Boulder’s Master of Science in Electrical Engineering offering focus areas in embedded systems, power electronics, and photonics and optics.

Elevated learning, available only at the master's level, is necessary for advancing your career in electrical engineering. There is increased demand for semiconductors which necessitates returning integrated circuit design, GPU, and manufacturing to the U.S.

The new digital economy, machine learning, and AI technologies depend on super-fast next-generation microprocessors that require electrical engineers to drive innovation.

The MS-EE on Coursera prepares you for engineering roles in rapidly growing industries such as technology for climate solutions, IoT, robotics, computer hardware/software, semiconductor machine learning, and much more.

Job availability and stability
The passage of the CHIPS Act, in the U.S. has created a high demand for skilled Electrical Engineers, which is generating an influx of new career opportunities across the industry.
Electrical engineering jobs are hot
Advances in the digital economy and machine learning are causing increased demand for new and high-paying electrical engineering jobs.
High earnings potential
The average annual salary of semiconductor industry workers in 2020 was $170,000.
See yourself working at a top company
Graduates of the department’s Electrical Engineering programs have gone on to become engineers at Intel, Lockheed Martin, Tesla, and Google.

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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.

Enrollment for Summer 2 2024 session is now open!

Summer 2 enrollment closes August 9