Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

Female electrical engineering student in OPEN lab at GWU

Program Overview

Offered through the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering is designed to help students understand and apply the principles of electrical engineering to the next generation of technologies improving communications, power and energy systems and micro- and nano-electronics.

Students are able to choose coursework around specific research areas of the department, which include: 

  • Applied electromagnetics
  • Communications and networks
  • Electrical power and energy
  • Electronics, photonics and MEMS (VLSI systems and microelectronics)
  • Signal and image processing systems and controls

Course Structure

  • Credit hours: 30
  • Thesis options: Thesis and non-thesis options available. Thesis students reserve 6 credit hours for research, while non-thesis students take additional coursework to fulfill remaining credit hours.
  • Duration: Two years (full-time) or three years (part-time)

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Admissions Requirements

  • Preferred bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science.
  • May be admitted to the program with a bachelor's in a different field with a condition of taking deficiency courses.
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent achieved at the time of bachelor's degree completion.
  • Successful submission of online application form, exam scores and other documents as outlined in the admissions requirements.