Master’s Degree Programs

Our electrical engineering programs remain highly recognized—ranked 27 by U.S. News and World Report and in the top 20 by the National Research Council.

Stephen M. Phillips

Professor and School Director

Opportunities for study beyond the bachelor’s degree exist in several areas, including computer engineering, control systems, electromagnetics, antennas and microwave circuits, electronic and mixed-signal circuit design, electric power and energy systems, signal processing and communications, physical electronics and photonics and arts, media and engineering. Studies may lead to the degrees of master of science (M.S.) or the Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.).

Students are involved in a variety of research activities and have access to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the electromagnetic anechoic chamber, the wireless communications lab and the integrated circuit fabrication clean room.

Application Deadlines

For admission in the fall semester for any ECEE program, you must apply by the preceding December 31. All applications materials must be received by December 31. Admission results should be available by March 1.

For admission in the spring semester for any ECEE program, you must apply by the preceding July 31. All applications materials must be received by July 31. Admission results should be available by October 1.

M.S./M.S.E. Admission Requirements
  • Students from US ABET-accredited undergraduate electrical engineering programs who wish to be considered for a master’s program must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a four-point scale) in the last two years of undergraduate electrical engineering course work. After these degree requirements are verified, the GRE can be waived.
  • Students from non-US schools must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 (on a four-point scale) in the last two years of undergraduate electrical engineering course work or have graduated first class with distinction and must score 156  or higher on the quantitative section of the GRE General Test.
  • Students whose native language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in the English language by scoring at least 90 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or an overall band score of 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam, or an overal score of at least 60 on the Pearson Test of English (PTE).  International students seeking teaching assistantships must demonstrate proficiency in spoken English by scoring at least 26 on the speaking portion of the iBT or 50 on the ASU administered SPEAK Test.
  • Letters of recommendation are not required or permitted for master’s degree applications.

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Financial Support

Various forms of financial support are available to new and continuing graduate students including teaching and research assistantships and fellowships. These opportunities may be accessed through each academic unit as well as individual faculty members. Learn more about Teaching/Research Assistantships and Fellowships

Learn more about financial aid options.

Electrical engineering graduate program three-year plan

Below is a listing of graduate classes to be offered over a period of about three years.  It is useful for  preparing the program of study (iPOS). The listings show all the classes by area, which is also needed in preparation of the iPOS. Tempe campus offerings and online campus offerings are shown separately.

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Please see the ASU Graduate Policies and Procedures for additional information.


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