The EE program offers two plans leading to the MSE with a Electrical Engineering option.  These are designated:

  • Plan I (Thesis)
  • Plan II (Non-thesis)

The following sections describe the requirements for each of these options.  With prior approval, up to 6 semester hours of 500-level courses may be taken in fulfillment of the MSE requirements.  All courses in the program of study must be approved by a faculty advisor.

Basic Program of Study

The Basic Program of Study, common to both the Plan I and Plan II MSE options, contains a minimum of 24 semester hours of graduate-level course work that must include:

EE Major12
Select 12 semester hours of related graduate-level courses in an EE subject area
Math Minor 1
6 hours of coursework with mathematical or theoretical foundation. 6
Engineering Area of Specialization Minor
Select a 2-course sequence from engineering, or computer science 26
Total Semester Hours24
1

Typically, students take EE 629 and EE 630 or an approved sequence of courses in mathematics.

2

At least one of those courses should be at the 600 level. 

Plan I, Thesis Option

Students selecting this option must:

Complete the Basic Program of Study as described above24
EE 699MASTER'S THESIS6
Complete an acceptable thesis including a public defense
Total Semester Hours30

Plan II, Non-Thesis Option

Students selecting this option must:

Complete the Basic Program of Study as described above24
Select 6 semester hours of graduate coursework to complete an approved extended program of study 6
EE 693ECE CAPSTONE1
Total Semester Hours31