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Online Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE)
Advanced Electrical Engineering Skills for Future Leaders

Online Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE)

2
Years Duration
$868
Ohio Resident, Cost Per Credit
36
Credit Hours
HLC
Accredited

Breadth and Depth in Advanced Electrical Engineering

Get the in-depth skills you need to advance to leadership and project management roles in electrical engineering in the 100% online Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MEE) program, which is geared to working professionals. Every course includes both distributed simulation and labs to help you gain hands-on, career-focused experience. Learn from highly experienced, full-time faculty with years of both research and industry experience, plus teaching experience in Ohio University's premier institute: the Avionics Engineering Research Center.

A related 4-course Electronic Navigation Certificate is available for students who want to master navigation systems. Certificate courses can also be applied toward an eventual MSEE degree if students wish to continue for further qualification.

Program Benefits

  • 6 concentrations available
  • HLC-accredited
  • Experienced, full-time faculty
  • 3 convenient start dates (Fall, Spring, Summer)
  • 100% online — no residency requirement

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Advance Your Career with Master's-Level Engineering Skills

Engineers with master's degrees are typically entrusted with higher-level responsibilities than those with bachelor's degrees, including leadership and project management roles. Earning your master's can also help you explore new developments in the field and take your career in new directions. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, electrical and electronics engineers earn a median salary of $101,780 per year,1 and some sub-specialties can earn even more.

Career Outlook

Salary Cards

  • Aerospace Engineer

    $122,270

    per year2

  • Electronics Engineer

    $104,820

    per year1

  • Electrical Engineer

    $100,420

    per year1

  • Marine Engineer

    $93,370

    per year3

Concentrations

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

A Fast-Paced, Career-Oriented Electrical Engineering Curriculum

12 Total Courses | 36 Total Credits

The online Master of Science in Electrical Engineering curriculum gives you breadth across the field of electrical engineering and depth in your chosen concentration. Build the research, design, development and testing skills you need to qualify for senior engineering roles.

Course Highlights:

  • EE 5853 - Electronic Navigation Systems
  • EE 6183 - Nanoelectronic Devices and Applications
  • EE 5673 - Embedded Systems

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Admission Requirements

No GRE required for students with accredited bachelor's in electrical or computer engineering | 6 transfer credits accepted


Summer 2024

  • Application Deadline: 04/15
  • Classes Begin: 05/13

The Online MSEE is designed for students with a background in electrical or computer engineering to take the next step in their careers. Our admissions process is streamlined to make it easier for busy working professionals to enter the program.

To apply to OHIO's online degree, you will need:

  • Minimum Undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • Bachelor of Science in computer engineering or electrical engineering from an ABET-accredited program.
  • Only required for students who did not graduate from an ABET-accredited electrical engineering or computer engineering program
    • Top 25 percent on the quantitative reasoning section

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Earn Your Online MSEE at an Affordable Tuition

$31,248 Total Tuition (Resident) | $868 Per Credit (Resident) 

Earn your electrical engineering master's online and unlock senior career opportunities or increased earnings at your current job, at an affordable cost. Ohio University regularly ranks among the top 2 percent of public universities in terms of academic quality and value.

Cost per credit hour

$868 (Ohio resident)

$887 (non-resident)

Total credit hours 36
Total estimated cost, minus fees

$31,248 (Ohio resident)

$31,932 (non-resident)

Additional fees
  • Program fee $332
  • Specialized Services & Materials Fee $8
  • Tech Fee $16
  • General Fee $3
  • Non-resident fee $19
  • Student info sys & network fee $4
  • Comprehensive fee $33
Other costs to budget for The estimated tuition cost does not include factors like textbooks or other expenses.

Listed tuition is for estimating purposes only and is subject to change.

Financial Aid

OHIO is committed to offering affordable, competitive tuition and has been recognized for the fourth consecutive year as a best-value university by U.S. News and World Report. In addition, student veteran, active military members, alumni, and corporate partners are automatically eligible to receive a 15% scholarship. Depending on your background, costs and credit hours will differ.

Tuition Details

  • Ohio University Russ College of Engineering and Technology

    At the Russ College of Engineering and Technology, we understand that the workforce prefers professionals who are custom-tailored, never mass-produced. In addition to honing your technical skills, we focus on the fact that soft skills are some of the strongest materials you can work with. Using real-world problems, we give you the hands-on experience you need to get the job you want right after graduation. Above all, you will learn that what you create today can change you—and society—forever.

  • Online Learning at OHIO

    Ohio University has a long tradition of offering online programs specifically designed for the modality and created for working professionals. Our online students complete engaging, comprehensive coursework that combines the academic excellence and experience-based learning of a traditional program with all the flexibility and convenience of online study.

    With asynchronous courses and part-time scheduling (two courses per fifteen weeks), you can earn your degree while maintaining your current work and personal commitments. Virtual office hours give you the opportunity to connect with peers and faculty. Access your coursework 24/7 and complete your assignments on a schedule that fits your life.

What You'll Learn

With a master's degree in electrical engineering, you will be well-qualified to lead engineering teams and projects. Master the hard and soft skills you need for the responsibilities of a senior engineering, including communication and technical writing as well as design, development and testing.

Program Outcomes

  • Learn the full breadth of the field to become a well-rounded electrical engineer.
  • Stay abreast of the latest developments in the field so you can lead teams and launch projects with confidence.
  • Master communication and technical writing skills that are essential to lead engineering teams.

Learn From Leading Experts

Learn from experienced, full-time professors, almost all of whom have a PhD. Stay abreast of the latest developments and research in electrical engineering.

As a student, you'll benefit from our:

  • Real-world experience brought into the classroom, including work experience at NASA and Qualcomm.
  • Participation in cutting-edge research at the Avionics Engineering Research Center.
  • Low teacher to student ratio (1:25), providing individual access to faculty throughout the program.

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Michael Braasch

Ph.D., Instructor, online Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

Dr. Braasch has been teaching navigation system courses since 1994 and has been performing navigation system research through the Ohio University Avionics Engineering Center since 1985. He is internationally recognized for his work in characterizing GPS multipath and is one of the originators of the integrated multipath-limiting antenna for GPS. Dr. Braasch holds his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Ohio University. He is a Fellow of the U.S. Institute of Navigation and a Fellow of the IEEE. Braasch is also a licensed professional engineer in the State of Ohio and an instrument-rated commercial pilot with ratings in both airplanes and helicopters.

  • Needham, T., Braasch, M. (2022). Gravity Modeling in GNSS-Aided Inertial Navigation System Safety Certification. 2. Alexandria, VA: NAVIGATION; 69: 33. https://navi.ion.org/content/navi/69/2/navi.520.full.pdf.
  • Braasch, M., Dempster, A. (2019). GPS Receiver Architectures, Front-end and Baseband Signal Processing. 2. IEEE Aerospace and Electronic SYSTEMS magazine; 34.
  • Kalyanaraman, S., Braasch, M., Kelly, J. (2006). Code Tracking Architecture Influence on GPS Carrier Multipath. 2. IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems; 42: 548-561.

 

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Michael Braasch

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Answers to Common Questions

Find answers to common questions about the online program. For information not covered here, our expert admissions team is available to provide additional details and guidance.

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Does the online Master of Science in Electrical Engineering offer concentrations?

Yes, the program offers six concentrations, including:

  • Autonomous Unmanned Vehicles — Study the different models, state space control methods, and navigation systems at the forefront of AUV technology. 
  • Communications and Digital Signal Processing — Examine the fundamentals of communication systems engineering at the physical level.
  • Computer Engineering — Delve into the world of computer architecture, computer communication networks, digital circuits and microelectronic devices.
  • Electrical Engineering — Explore a broad range of electrical engineering topics. Recommended for students without a background in electrical engineering.
  • Electronic Navigation Systems — Examine satellite-based navigation, inertial navigation, and integrated and embedded systems.
  • Micro Nano Devices and Systems — Learn the theory and steps of fabrication used in micro and nanoscale devices.

You can learn more about coursework for the online Master of Science in Electrical Engineering at Ohio University here.

Do I have to pick a concentration in the online Master of Science in Electrical Engineering?

Yes, a concentration is required for the online Master of Science in Electrical Engineering. You can learn more about coursework for the program here.

What GPA is required for admittance into the online Master of Science in Electrical Engineering?

You'll need a GPA of 3.0 to apply to the program. Applicants for admission with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 will be reviewed more carefully. You can learn more about our admissions requirements here

How many credits can I transfer toward the online Master of Science in Electrical Engineering?

Up to 6 credits may be transferred and applied towards the online Master of Science in Electrical Engineering. You can learn more about our admissions requirements here.

Sources

  1. "Electrical and Electronics Engineers." BLS.gov. Retrieved May 18, 2023 from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/electrical-and-electronics-engineers.htm.
  2. "Aerospace Engineers." BLS.gov. Retrieved May 18, 2023 from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/aerospace-engineers.htm.
  3. "Marine Engineers and Naval Architects." BLS.gov. Retrieved May 18, 2023 from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/marine-engineers-and-naval-architects.htm#tab-5.

 

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