Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

photo of two students working on projectsThank you for your interest in Wright State University's graduate program in Electrical Engineering. The Department of Electrical Engineering offers a Master of Science degree in Engineering with a major in Electrical Engineering. Our Electrical Engineering program is highly respected within industry, and we have placed hundreds of graduates with major international corporations and research institutions.

Students have the opportunity to conduct research in many areas, including robotics, VLSI circuit design, power electronics, microwave theory, control theory, sensor data fusion, and digital signal and image processing. Please visit our research page for more information on the research areas being explored in the department. As a part of its commitment to research, Wright State also offers students state-of-the-art lab facilities.

MSEE Program of Study

MSEE Program of Study (PDF)

Assistantships & Fellowships

Some departmental teaching assistantships and research assistantships are available. Contact the department for additional information.

Some fellowships are available for US citizens through the Dayton Area Graduate Studies Institute.

Graduate Teaching Assistants

GTA positions are awarded by the department based on the student's established academic performance at WSU, research interest, and departmental needs.  Students must be pursuing a graduate degree with a thesis. GTA positions are responsible for 20 hours per week of teaching duties, which could include conducting lab or recitation sessions, grading homework and quizzes, and otherwise assisting the professor with the class.
GTA appointments are awarded on a semester by semester basis. Appointments occur during the fall and spring semester with summer appointments available to a lesser extent.
Note that English as a second language (ESL) students are required to pass An Oral Proficiency Test before they can be a GTA without faculty supervision.


Graduate Research Assistants

Graduate Research Assistants are responsible for performing research tasks on a contract secured by an individual faculty member, research staff member, or research group. The research usually leads to the satisfaction of thesis or dissertation requirements. Since the tuition and stipend is paid by individual research contracts, a student who seeks a GRA appointment must contact individual faculty/staff or research groups in their area of interest for opportunities.


Application Requirements

All prospective students must complete the following steps to apply to the EE Department's MSEE program:

  • Read the School of Graduate Studies' Application Instructions and Requirements
  • Complete the application for admission (apply online, printable form)
  • Additional instructions for international students may be obtained from the University Center for International Education

How to Apply

Graduate students should apply for admission through Wright State's Graduate School.

Degree Requirements

The general requirements of the Graduate School for a Master of Science degree are set forth in the graduate catalog. Specific departmental requirements for the MSEE degree with a major in Electrical Engineering are given below:

  1. Complete a Program of Study, with approval by the Graduate Program Director by the end of the first term.
  2. Complete at least 30 graduate credit hours (numbered 6000 or above).
  3. Complete at least 24 of the 30 graduate credit hours in Electrical Engineering courses.
  4. Complete at least 18 of the 30 graduate credit hours in courses numbered 7000 level or higher, with at least 12 credit hours in Electrical Engineering.
  5. At most 9 credit hours of EE 7990 may be counted toward graduation via a completed Thesis.
  6. At most 2 credit hours of EE 7900 independent study may be counted toward graduation.
  7. At most 8 hours of approved graduate transfer credit may be applied toward graduation.
  8. Elective courses must be selected from an approved list available from the EE department.
  9. No more than 6 credit hours of C grades are allowed for graduation. Of these, no more than 2 credit hours of C grades in Labs are allowed for graduation.
  10. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for graduation.
  11. Complete at least three (3) courses from one of the major areas (see handbook). At least two out of these three courses must be at the 7000-level.

MSEE Handbook (PDF)