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Program description

Opportunities for study in the electrical engineering graduate program include control systems, electromagnetics, antennas and microwave circuits, electronic and mixed-signal circuit design, electric power and energy systems, signal processing and communications, solid-state electronics and art, media and engineering. Students are involved in a variety of research activities and have access to state-of-the-art facilities including the electromagnetic anechoic chamber, the wireless communications lab and the integrated circuit fabrication clean room.

In January 2020, our online electrical engineering MSE was ranked #1 by U.S. News and World Report!

*GRE Waiver: GRE scores will NOT be required for all MS applications for spring 2021 and fall 2021 admission terms. Terms beyond that are subject to change. GRE waivers do not apply to PhD applications.

Program options

Art, media and engineering MS and PhD

Program description

A concentration in art, media and engineering has been established as a collaboration between the electrical engineering program at ASU and the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. This concentration is available for both MS and PhD students admitted to this program who take two-thirds of their course, research and thesis credits from the electrical engineering program and one-third of the credits from the art, media and engineering program. All applicants are strongly encouraged to see the FAQ on this concentration available at https://ecee.engineering.asu.edu/arts-media-and-engineering-ms-phd/.

Electrical engineering students in the art, media and engineering concentration undergo training toward integrating principles of digital signal processing, pattern recognition, computer vision and multimedia computing with transdisciplinary objectives, with the goal of enabling new paradigms of human-machine experience that directly address societal needs and facilitate knowledge. Examples include media-based intelligent systems for health care and well-being as well as promotion of environmentally sustainable practices. For more information, students should see https://artsmediaengineering.asu.edu/research-and-initiatives.

Electrical engineering MS and PhD

Program description – MS

NOTE: The MS program does not accept applications directly. Students should apply to the MSE program, and once admitted, consult with the MSE program advisors if interested in the MS program.

The electrical engineering faculty in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering offer a professional program leading to the MSE in electrical engineering. Graduate courses and programs are offered in the following six areas of specialization:

  • control systems (not an option for the online degree but available to on-campus students)
  • electric power and energy systems
  • electromagnetics, antennas and microwave circuits
  • electronic and mixed-signal circuit design
  • physical electronics and photonics
  • signal processing and communications

Courses are available on campus and online. The degree can be completed taking all classes on campus or all classes online.

A concurrent degree, the MBA/MSE in electrical engineering, is available as an online option. For more information, students should visit https://wpcarey.asu.edu/mba-programs/online/concurrent-degrees.

Program description – PhD

The PhD in electrical engineering is awarded upon evidence of excellence in research leading to a scholarly dissertation that is a contribution to knowledge. Graduate courses and programs are offered in the same six areas of specialization listed above.

Electrical engineering MSE

Program description – MSE

The electrical engineering faculty in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering offer a professional program leading to the MSE in electrical engineering. Graduate courses and programs are offered in the following six areas of specialization:
control systems (not an option for the online degree but available to on-campus students)

  • electric power and energy systems
  • electromagnetics, antennas and microwave circuits
  • electronic and mixed-signal circuit design
  • physical electronics and photonics
  • signal processing and communications

Courses are available on campus and online. The degree can be completed taking all classes on campus or all classes online.

A concurrent degree, the MBA/MSE in electrical engineering, is available as an online option. For more information, students should visit https://wpcarey.asu.edu/mba-programs/online/concurrent-degrees.

Application deadlines

Fall:      December 31
Spring:  July 31

Contact Us

School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering
Graduate advising office
askee@asu.edu