Electrical Engineering (M.S.E.E.)

Master the critical components, devices and electrical systems that make our world work.

The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (M.S.E.E.) provides you with critical thinking and creative skills based on the theory, principles and techniques of electrical engineering. You'll tailor your focus in different aspects of the field and impact the electrical systems we rely on every day.

Program Snapshot
Program type:
Full-time or part-time
On-campus or online
est. time to complete:
2 years
credit hours:
30 (Thesis Option) or 32 (Non-Thesis Option)

Why Study Electrical Engineering at UND?

You'll work side-by-side with researching faculty at the University of North Dakota to design, develop and test complex electric systems. Through our electrical engineering master's program, you will develop:

  • A comprehensive and in-depth understanding of electrical engineering through graduate-level coursework
  • Critical thinking skills through research activities or focused project activities
  • Skills to communicate the results of your research in an effective and professional manner

You'll explore those areas of electrical engineering that interest you most, including: applied electromagnetics, biomedical engineering, power and energy systems, signal and image processing, wireless communications, and unmanned systems.

At UND, we offer the M.S.E.E. degree with both a thesis and non-thesis option. The non-thesis M.S.E.E. is also offered online.

Program Highlights



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Electrical engineers work in various industries such as electric utilities, manufacturing, telecommunications, engineering consulting firms and the federal government. The median annual wage for electrical engineers was $96,270 in 2016, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

University of North Dakota Graduates of the M.S.E.E. program have gone on to work at:

  • General Dynamics
  • Innovative Laser Technologies
  • John Deere
  • RF Controls, LLC
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Software Quality Leaders Inc.
  • UTC Aerospace Systems

Beyond preparing you to work in private industry or government, your Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree will prepare you for doctoral studies in electrical engineering or related fields.

Courses You Could Take

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