Power your electrical engineering career with a flexible online Master’s from one of the world’s best universities.
Take a big step and advance your career with the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program from the University of Colorado Boulder. CU Boulder is ranked as the 38th best school in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities. The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering teaches foundational knowledge, applied skills, and the latest technological developments in embedded systems, power electronics, photonics, and more.
Whether you’re earning your first graduate degree, or you’re updating the education you already have, you can customize the MS-EE for your individual or professional goals. Learn at your own pace with curated, skill-based 3-to-6 week courses. Along the way to your degree, earn faculty-designed graduate certificates as you master skills in specific domains of electrical engineering.
You can start the path to your Master’s today. Performance-based admissions means that you don’t need exam scores, recommendations, or transcripts to get accepted to the program. If you start a selected CU Boulder electrical engineering Specialization, and complete your required coursework with a B average, you’ll be accepted via the performance pathway.
Take the Courses You Want to Build the Credential You Need The Master’s of Science in Electrical Engineering curriculum is completely elective. Choose the courses that are the best fit for your unique and evolving goals.
“Exceptionally useful and very well organized lectures and homework assignments. Even as an industry professional I felt challenged. I am taking away information and fundamental knowledge . . . that I will be able to apply in future projects.” (Student feedback about the Power Electronics Specialization)
Who is this degree for
The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering is for anyone who wants to launch a successful electrical engineering career, gain advanced knowledge, and learn powerful applied skills. It’s also for electrical engineers who are looking to keep pace with technological change and build toward their next promotion in the field.
Enroll in Specializations Now, Earn Credit Later
The full Master of Science in Electrical Engineering curriculum will launch over the next 1-2 years. You can start working to complete courses within non-credit Specializations now, and convert them to credit later as the degree comes fully online. (To convert a Specialization for credit, you will need to complete additional hands-on coursework and pay tuition.)
New Specializations launch every few months. Currently, the Specializations that are available include:
- Optical Engineering Specialization
- Semiconductor Devices Specialization
- Active Optical Devices Specialization
- Developing Industrial Internet of Things Specialization
- Embedding Sensors and Motors Specialization
Preview the full MS-EE Curriculum here.
With this program, you’re only required to pay for the courses you’re ready to jump into. Tuition for the full, 30-credit master’s degree is $20,000. Each course costs $667 per credit-hour. For some courses, there are additional fees associated with lab equipment or software licenses. These fees are listed on individual course pages.
AT A GLANCE
- 2 years for a full degree, 6-9 months for a graduate certificate
- 30 credit hours for a full degree, about 9 credit hours for a graduate certificate
- $20,000 for the master’s degree or $667 per credit hour
- Completely online
The degree experience is...
The same courses you’ll find on campus, with the flexibility to learn when and where you want.
Collaborate with a global network of industry leading classmates, instructors, and alumni.
Innovative courses with lectures from some of the world’s best instructors and hands-on projects.
Practical courses designed to help you master skills that you can start applying to your career right away.