Career Opportunities for MSEE Graduates

Prepare for Leadership Roles in Electrical Engineering

Career-Focused Concentrations | Experienced Faculty

In most settings, master's-level electrical engineers take on higher-level responsibilities than those with bachelor's degrees, including leadership and project management positions. Whether you are looking to enter the field, increase your salary at your current job, or take your engineering career in a new direction, earning your online master's in electrical engineering will greatly expand your opportunities.

What Makes Us Unique?

  • Many graduates work as electrical engineers for well-known companies including Boeing, Honda, and Northrop Grumman.
  • Courses have a modeling and simulation component to learn practical, career-focused applications.
  • Work in a variety of fields including aviation, communications, transportation, energy, or national defense.

Top Careers for MSEE Graduates

The online Master of Science in Electrical Engineering can prepare you for a wide variety of senior electrical engineering jobs, including:

  • Aerospace Engineer


    per year2

  • Electronics Engineer


    per year1

  • Electrical Engineer


    per year1

  • Marine Engineer


    per year3

Take Your Engineering Career to the Next Level

Position yourself for management and leadership roles in electrical engineering, or for doctoral-level study. Through the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program, you'll gain the research, design, development, and testing skills that employers look for in senior engineers. Overall, electrical and electronics engineering jobs are in demand, and a master's degree will put you in a strong position for those roles.  

Completing the program can bring you up to date with the latest developments in electrical engineering or help you explore a new career direction. Because most courses have a modeling and simulation component, you will have ample opportunities to learn practical, hands-on skills that will make you a stronger candidate for senior engineering jobs. You will also have one-on-one access to highly experienced, full-time faculty who stay abreast of the latest developments in the industry.

  • About 20,100 job openings for electrical and electronics engineers are projected each year, on average, from 2021 to 2031.1
  • Telecommunications jobs accounted for 18% of electronics engineer careers in 2021, surpassing federal government and manufacturing jobs.1
  • About 3,800 openings for aerospace engineers are projected each year, on average, from 2021 to 2031.2

Program Outcomes and Skills Acquired

What You'll Learn

  • Master breadth across the discipline of electrical engineering and depth within your concentration.
  • Build significant electrical engineering projects with appropriate tools.
  • Apply your skills and knowledge in a real-world professional setting.

Skills You'll Gain

  • Theoretical Foundation
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Practical Applications
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Communication
  • Technical Writing

Six Career-Focused Concentrations

  • Autonomous Unmanned Vehicles
  • Communications & Digital Signal Processing
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Navigation Systems
  • Micro Nano Devices & Systems

Career Services

Ohio University's Career & Student Success Center offers a variety of expert, personalized career services specifically for business students and alumni. With OHIO's Career Acceleration Team (GradCAT), you will also have access to four months of support from a dedicated team that includes a personal career coach, a branding expert and a career concierge. Our alumni benefit from a proprietary technology platform and one free coaching session each year – for life.

Personalized Career Coaching

We offer convenient, live coaching via video conference or by phone to help you prepare for career success and maximize your professional potential. We help you determine your career goals, then ensure you have the resources you need to achieve them.

Job Search Resources

Put your best foot forward and stand out to employers with helpful templates, detailed best-practice guidelines and more. We also offer job search tools like personal assessments, professional development webinars and online resources that can be accessed anywhere, anytime through our industry-leading technology platform.

Professional Development Sessions

OHIO students can also participate in free professional development sessions led by industry experts. These live, virtual sessions cover topics like career self-concept, basic job search skills, and how to qualify for promotions and prepare for leadership opportunities.


  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Electrical and Electronics Engineers on the Internet at (visited May 18, 2023).
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Aerospace Engineers, on the Internet at (visited May 18, 2023).
  3. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Marine Engineers and Naval Architects, on the Internet at (visited May 18, 2023).
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