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June 24, 2013

OHIO launches online Master of Science degree programs in Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering 

Ohio University’s Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology will offer current professionals Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) and Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSCE) degrees in fall 2013 in a fully online learning environment. Designed with experienced engineering professionals in mind, the online programs offer convenient, flexible courses that can be completed in as few as two years while program participants continue to work. 

“Students can get an advanced degree without disrupting their lifestyle by taking this online in their own time,” said R. Guy Riefler, associate professor and online MSCE program director at the Russ College. 

OHIO’s MSCE program offers three distinct specialization options in Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering and Transportation Engineering. The MSEE program offers a unique concentration in Electronic Navigation Systems, which prepares grads to design and test precision navigation systems and intelligent transportation systems for air, water and ground applications. 

“We believe that we have designed an engaging curriculum that is extremely well-suited for engineering professionals seeking to expand their technical knowledge,” said Douglas Lawrence, Russ College professor and program director for the online MSEE program. “In particular, the Electronic Navigation Systems track within the program leverages the distinctive expertise of the faculty and technical staff affiliated with our Avionics Engineering Center.” 

The advanced graduate-level online curricula for these programs focus on helping experienced engineers expand their technical expertise by working with world-class researchers and state-of-the-art technologies. These programs join the successful online Master of Engineering Management degree program launched by the Russ College in 2011, expanding OHIO’s leadership in online higher education for engineers. 

The MSEE program applies mathematical and scientific principles to the design, development, integration and evaluation of electrical and electronic systems. Students complete a non-thesis program of study consisting of technical courses that cover complex topics, including electronic navigation systems, computer engineering, novel nano-optoelectronic devices and systems and signal processing. The program accepts students with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering or related areas from an ABET-accredited program, and it is designed to be completed in two years. 

The MSCE program offers in-depth study in a range of civil infrastructure applications so graduates can research, design, develop and test engineering solutions that address forces such as globalization, sustainability requirements and emerging technology. The program accepts students with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or a related area from an ABET-accredited program. The program is designed to be completed in less than two years with continuous study. 

Individuals who did not graduate from an ABET-accredited program must submit a GRE with Quantitative Reasoning score in the top 25th percentile. Students may choose to begin in the fall, spring or summer term. 

For more information about curriculum, program requirements or Ohio University’s Master of Science in Electrical Engineering or Master of Science in Civil Engineering programs, go to, or contact a school representative at 1-877-273-1291. 

For more information about the Russ College, visit

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