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General Requirements for Master of Science Degrees

Two options are available for students: Thesis and Non-Thesis. Master of Science students are normally admitted into the Non-Thesis Option, but can be allowed to transfer to the Thesis Option, if approved by the student’s Thesis Advisor and Graduate Advisor. All students must take at least 21 hours in their major (Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering). At most, six (6) hours of approved senior-level undergraduate coursework, six (6) hours of approved coursework in areas outside the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and at most, three (3) hours of Individual Studies (EE 5191 or EE 5291 or EE 5391 ) can be used to satisfy degree requirements.

Students enrolled in the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering must include in their coursework at least one course out of the following courses (selection depends on area of concentration):

EE 5300Probability & Random Processes3
EE 5301Computational Methods for EE3
EE 5302Linear Systems Analysis3

Specific Requirements for Thesis Students

Students in the Thesis Option must take a total of 30 approved credit hours, including EE 5398 Thesis and EE 5399 Thesis. If approved by the student’s Thesis Advisor, EE 5392 Research Methods can be taken in lieu of EE 5398 Thesis. EE 5399 Thesis must be repeated until the thesis is defended and submitted to the Graduate School for approval. None of the thesis courses can be counted toward requirements in the Non-Thesis Option.

Specific Requirements for Non-Thesis Students

Students in the Non-Thesis Option must take a total of 33 credit hours approved by the Graduate Advisor, which can include EE 5396 Graduate Projects and, if approved by the project instructor, EE 5397 Graduate Projects. A written report must be submitted to the supervising project instructor. All Non-Thesis students must take EE 5392  Research Methods. None of the project courses can be counted toward requirements in the Thesis Option.

All courses listed in the degree plan require a grade of C or better for successful completion. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for graduation.

Degree Plan

Required Credits: 30-33

MS in Electrical Engineering (All courses require a grade of C or better)
Area of Concentration:
Select a course based on area of concentration:3
Probability & Random Processes
Computational Methods for EE
Linear Systems Analysis
Major Electives:
Select eighteen hours of Graduate EE courses18
Thesis/Non-Thesis Option:
Select one of the options6-9
Other Electives:
Select three additional hours of graduate courses3
Total Hours30-33

Thesis Option

EE 5398Thesis3
EE 5399Thesis3

Non-Thesis Option

EE 5392Research Methods3
Select six additional hours of graduate courses with at least three being Graduate EE courses6

Graduate EE Courses

EE 5095Graduate Seminar0
EE 5118Laboratory for EE 53181
EE 5191Individual Studies1
EE 5192Clinical Rotations-Engineers1
EE 5194Graduate Research1
EE 5195Graduate Seminar1
EE 5197Medical Device Practicum1
EE 5291Individual Studies2
EE 5294Graduate Research2
EE 5300Probability & Random Processes3
EE 5301Computational Methods for EE3
EE 5302Linear Systems Analysis3
EE 5306Antenna Theory3
EE 5311Semiconductor Device Physics3
EE 5312Advanced Optoelectronic Device3
EE 5313Modern Semiconductor Devices3
EE 5318Electronic Material Processing3
EE 5320Nanoelectronics3
EE 5321BME for Global Health3
EE 5323Adv Digital Communications3
EE 5324Statistical Detection/Estimate3
EE 5325Telemedicine & Imaging Informa3
EE 5326BME Dev Design & Regulation3
EE 5330Data Communications3
EE 5332Coding and Error Correction3
EE 5333Data Compression3
EE 5336Adv Fiber Optic Communications3
EE 5341Systems Engineering Fundamtls3
EE 5342Systems Engineering Mgmt3
EE 5343Requirements Engineering3
EE 5344Integratn, Verifictn, Validatn3
EE 5345Sp Proj Practicum in Sys Eng3
EE 5351Physiological Systms Measurmts3
EE 5352Med Diag & Theraptc Instrmtn3
EE 5353Biomed Signal & Image Process3
EE 5354Tomographic Imaging3
EE 5355Contmp Topics in Bioelectmgntm3
EE 5356Telemedicine & Img Informatics3
EE 5357Biomechatronics3
EE 5360Computer Vision3
EE 5366Fuzzy Logic & Engineering3
EE 5369CMOS Digital Circuit Design3
EE 5370Operating Systems3
EE 5371Digital Signal Processing3
EE 5372Image Processing3
EE 5374Advanced Digital Syst Design I3
EE 5375ASIC Design and Test3
EE 5376Computer Architecture I3
EE 5377Computer Architecture II3
EE 5378Advanced VLSI Design3
EE 5379Network Protocols3
EE 5380Energy Sustainability3
EE 5383Smart Grid Fundamentals3
EE 5384Control of Electric Power3
EE 5386High Frequency Power Converter3
EE 5388Power System Operations3
EE 5389Radar Signal Processing3
EE 5390Special Topics Electrical Engr3
EE 5391Individual Studies3
EE 5392Research Methods3
EE 5394Graduate Research3
EE 5396Graduate Projects3
EE 5397Graduate Projects3
EE 5494Graduate Research4
EE 5594Graduate Research5
EE 5694Graduate Research6
EE 6192Clinical Rotations-Engineers1
EE 6193Doctoral Clinical Research1
EE 6194Graduate Research1
EE 6195Doctoral Seminar1
EE 6197Medical Device Practicum1
EE 6294Graduate Research2
EE 6311Semiconductor Device Physics3
EE 6313Modern Semiconductor Devices3
EE 6321BME for Global Health3
EE 6325Telemedicine & Imaging Informa3
EE 6326BME Dev Design & Regulation3
EE 6351Physiological Sys & Meas3
EE 6352Medical Diag & Therap Devices3
EE 6356Telemedicine & Img Informatics3
EE 6357Biomechatronics3
EE 6390Special Topics3
EE 6391Individual Studies3
EE 6392Research Methods3
EE 6394Graduate Research3
EE 6398Dissertation3
EE 6399Dissertation3
EE 6494Graduate Research4
EE 6594Graduate Research5
EE 6694Graduate Research6