Skip Navigation


Skip Side Navigation


Master of Science ECE degree candidates may choose to pursue the degree with either a thesis or one of two non-thesis options. Any option may be used to enter the Ph.D. program.

Thesis Option Master Program

The MSECE thesis option in electrical and computer engineering requires a minimum of one year of full-time study. The total number of required credits is 30 semester hours. At least 12 credit hours must be ECE or C S; however 12 credit hours (not including thesis) must be in 5000-level or higher ECE coursework. Graduate credit will not be allowed for any courses that are numbered below 4000 or are part of the required undergraduate electrical or computer engineering curriculum. A maximum of 12 hours of 4000-level graduate credit courses are allowed. Enrollment in six credit hours of ECE 5980, Thesis Research, is required, and the student must write a thesis and successfully defend it before an examining committee.

M.S. Thesis Program Description (PDF)

For more details, contact the school of ECE at:

Non-Thesis Master Program

The MSECE non-thesis option requires 33 hours of coursework.

  • The General Track requires a minimum of 18 credit hours in ECE  or C S courses, subject to limitations specified above. The M.S. General Track also requires at least 12 credit hours in technical electives and the M.S. Comprehensive Examination required by the Graduate College. The remaining requirements, except for Thesis Research, ECE 5980, are the same as for the thesis option.

M.S. Non-Thesis Program Description (PDF)

For more details, contact the school of ECE at: