Electrical Engineering Master of Engineering (M.E.) – Electrical Engineering Specialization
Master of Science (M.S.) in Electrical Engineering

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Online master's in electrical engineering

Make a bigger impact within your company and enjoy the salary benefits that come with it when you earn your electrical engineering master's from a leader in engineering research and education.

Designed for engineering professionals, the online master's in electrical engineering offers a customizable curriculum students can tailor to meet their interests and career goals, with the flexibility to study from wherever you are.

What you learn

Upgrade your technical skills and learn new technologies in a program designed for engineering professionals.

Learn to use electronic theory and knowledge of materials properties to research, design, develop, and test electronic components and systems.

Topics of study include:

  • Optical properties of nanostructures
  • High resolution metrology techniques
  • Engineering concepts of high-power pulsed electronics
  • Analysis of power systems (current, voltage, and active/reactive power)
  • Grid integration of wind energy systems
  • Linear and non-linear optical properties
  • Physics and operation of energy devices; solar-photovoltaic, wind energy, gas, coal and nuclear plants
  • Particle beam accelerator technology and engineering

Who is a good fit for this program?

  • Those with strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills
  • Students who want to know more than just facts – they have a curiosity for understanding why things are the way they are
  • Those who want to use the latest science, tools, and technology to shape the future and bring ideas to life
  • Those with a vision for how something should work and a dedication to making it better, faster, and more efficient
  • Those who want to use their knowledge to improve people's lives in meaningful ways

Study with expert faculty in a department committed to innovation and excellence

Colorado State University is currently home to a National Science Foundation (NSF) Engineering Research Center (ERC) in Extreme Ultraviolet Laser Technology and a partner in an ERC in Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere. NSF ERCs are highly prestigious institutes that focus on research of national and global importance. The NSF's recognition of CSU is a testament to the caliber of research our faculty produce and bring into coursework.

As a student in the online master's in electrical engineering, you will study with the same faculty who teach on campus and benefit from the knowledge gained through their research. The electrical engineering master's degree you earn online is the same degree on-campus students earn, but with the flexibility to study from wherever you are.


Online students take the same engineering courses from the same faculty and receive the same electrical engineering degree as students in our on-campus program.


Electrical engineers earn top salaries

Electrical engineers are consistently listed at the top of the salary range with incomes of $95k-$129k for mid-career professionals, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Payscale.com.

Electrical engineering is a discipline that spans many industries, with opportunities for rewarding careers in aerospace, health, power and energy, telecommunication, computing, military and defense, consumer electronics, and others. Apply your knowledge and skills for use in commercial, industrial, military, or scientific fields.

Explore career options for electrical engineers.

An accredited online engineering program with two degree options

Students have 2 degree options to choose from within the computer engineering program:

  • Master of Engineering (M.E.) – Electrical Engineering Specialization
  • Master of Science (M.S.) in Electrical Engineering

The program curriculum is highly customizable, with a broad list of courses offered through CSU's Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics departments. These master's degrees are non-research oriented and focus on enhancing the expertise of electrical engineering professionals. Review the requirements and curriculum to learn more.

Get qualified for recommended admission

Students applying to the online master's in electrical engineering program must submit a pre-application to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering before formally applying to the CSU Graduate School. You can earn a guaranteed admission recommendation from the department, if you meet the conditions below.

Admittance conditions for a guaranteed recommendation:

  • Complete two classes from the master's degree curriculum with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and with no less than a 2.7 in any course. You can take up to 9 credits as a non-admitted student.
  • A Bachelor of Science from a regionally accredited institution in electrical engineering, computer science, or related field (minimum 3.0 GPA) is required.
  • International students must hold degrees equivalent to U.S. bachelor's degrees, and should be among the top students in their classes. Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology (BSEET) degrees are not accepted. International students must have passing scores in any one of the English proficiency exams (TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE).

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