Electrical Engineering

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

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Why choose a master's degree in electrical engineering?

Our graduate Electrical Engineering program is highly respected within the 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.

Success Stories

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Matthew Scherreik, who is pursuing a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, won the Lockheed Martin Best Student Paper award for the third year in a row.

Academics and Curriculum

View the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program information, outcomes, and requirements in the Academic Catalog.

The MSEE allows students to customize the program for a concentration of study in specific areas of EE. 

  • Complete 30 semester hours of graduate coursework (numbered 6000 or above)
  • Choose thesis research or non-thesis coursework
  • Choose one of four concentration areas: Power and VLSI, Controls, Signal Processing and Communication, or RF and Microwave
  • Supplement the MSEE coursework with two elective courses from related areas—choose from Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, or Physics

Graduate Handbook (PDF)

Graduate Student Support

Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTA)

GTA positions are awarded by the department based on the student's established academic performance at Wright State, 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 semesters, with summer appointments available to a lesser extent.

Note that English as a Second Language (ESL) students are required to pass an Oral English Proficiency (OEP) Test before they can be a GTA without faculty supervision.

Graduate Research Assistants (GRA)

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 are paid by individual research contracts, a student who seeks a GRA appointment must contact individual faculty/staff members or research groups in their area of interest for opportunities.

Shashaanka Ashili International Grad Student Research Fund

This travel fund was established by a Department of Electrical Engineering alum to provide support for international graduate students in electrical engineering participating in unfunded research activities for their travel to research-related conferences and symposia. The department will broadcast a call for applications on an annual basis or as additional funds become available. For consideration of an award, international graduate students requiring travel support should coordinate with their thesis/dissertation advisor to complete an application form. Each application will be evaluated for an award by the departmental Graduate Studies Committee. Number and size of awards will vary based on available funds. Preference will be given to students who have not been awarded this support in the past.

Further donations to support this fund are welcome. Donate to the fund.


Application Requirements

To be eligible to apply for the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • An undergraduate degree in electrical engineering or related field
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.9 on a 4.0 scale
  • GRE score of 290 or better (unless a graduate of an ABET-accredited Washington Accord program)
  • Proof of English Proficiency (International students)

Students not meeting established criteria may be considered for admission based on academic or professional achievement, high grades in engineering coursework, or high GPA in the last two years of the undergraduate degree. Students with a high GPA, but low test scores, or high test scores and low GPA, may also be eligible for admission on a case by case basis. 

How to Apply

All students interested in the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering should apply for admission through Wright State's Graduate School. Please read the Graduate School's application instructions and requirements carefully and complete the application for admission. Additional instructions for international students may be obtained from International Admissions.

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