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 & 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, students 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 they want, depending on their chosen path. Each course is designed for fast, flexible learning. The MS-EE prepares students to tackle real-world problems. Students learn theory as well as career-relevant skills, and work with fellow students under the guidance of course facilitators and professors.
Declare your intent to enroll
This program has no application to begin. Instead, it offers an innovative performance-based admissions process. Prospective students interested in this degree can begin their path by completing a series of courses in a “Pathway Specialization” for credit. If you pass with a “B” average or better across the Specialization, complete the "MS-EE Declaration of Intent" form for immediate admission to the program.
Exclusive offer! Limited spaces available. Start now
Declare your intent to earn the University of Colorado Boulder's innovative Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree. You’ll get the chance to enroll in the exclusive October pre-launch of MS-EE degree courses. This is your chance to start earning degree credit before the full program launches in 2020. Start now.
Not ready to commit?
If you are not ready to commit to the full Master of Science in Electrical Engineering yet, you can start today by enrolling in affiliated open content courses from CU Boulder. Test your ability there, and when you feel ready, upgrade eligible courses to earn CU Boulder transcripted credits. Then, stack those courses into industry-focused graduate certificates, credentials that showcase your expertise for employers. Plus, courses and certificates stack toward the full degree whenever you want them to! Learn more about the full MS-EE Curriculum here.
Who is this degree for
This online degree is intended to prepare students for senior engineering roles in the industry. The MS-EE program is based on a long-standing and successful on-campus Professional M.S. in Electrical Engineering program at CU Boulder.
Graduates of the Professional M.S. in Electrical Engineering program have gone on to become engineers at Intel, Lockheed Martin, Tesla, and Google.
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 roles.
Enroll in Specializations Now, Earn Credit Later
The full Master of Science in Electrical Engineering curriculum will launch over the next 1-2 years. You can start working to complete courses within non-credit Specializations now, and convert them to credit later as the degree comes fully online. (To convert a Specialization for credit, you will need to complete additional hands-on coursework and pay tuition.)
New Specializations launch every few months. Currently, the Specializations that are available include:
- Optical Engineering Specialization
- Introduction to Power Electronics Specialization
- Semiconductor Devices Specialization
- Active Optical Devices Specialization
- Developing Industrial Internet of Things Specialization
- Embedding Sensors and Motors Specialization
Preview the full MS-EE Curriculum here.
At a price point of $20,000, the CU Boulder MS-EE costs substantially less than on-campus alternatives and most online M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering. Students pay per credit hour, not per semester, which allows for maximum flexibility. MS-EE students receive the same high-quality instruction and are taught by the same faculty as on-campus students, without having to quit their jobs or uproot their lives.
AT A GLANCE
- 2 years 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
- $20,000 for the master’s degree or $667 per credit hourTotal Cost
- Completely online
The degree experience is...
The same courses you’ll find on campus, with the flexibility to learn when and where you want.
Collaborate with a global network of industry leading classmates, instructors, and alumni.
Innovative courses with lectures from some of the world’s best instructors and hands-on projects.
Practical courses designed to help you master skills that you can start applying to your career right away.
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