Why earn a master's in electrical engineering?

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March 1* | May 1
Aug. 1* | Oct. 1
Dec. 1* | Feb. 1

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Those with electrical engineering expertise are well-positioned to be a crucial talent in a society that is increasingly powered. Strong trends like energy efficiency, sustainability, security and health advocacy are powered by those with the right expertise to solve electrical problems. Through our electrical engineering master's program, you will develop:

  • A comprehensive and in-depth understanding of electrical engineering through graduate-level challenging coursework.
  • Critical thinking skills through research and project-focused activities.
  • Preparation for rewarding careers at top global companies in a range of major industries.
  • Skills to communicate the results of your research in an effective and professional manner.

M.S.E.E. vs. M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering

UND offers both Electrical Engineering Master of Science (M.S.E.E.) and Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degrees. It is recommended you connect with the Department of Electrical Engineering before making a final decision. However, in general, a M.Eng. program is more course-based, while the more popular M.S. program includes a thesis or research project/independent study.

UND's Electrical Engineering Master's Program

  • UND consistently rank among the best for educational quality, affordability, and career outcomes. We are recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a top online graduate engineering program in the nation.

  • Gain the broad and practical electrical component and device engineering knowledge valued in the job market.

  • Participate in the annual NASA Robotics competition at the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

  • Gain support from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

  • Collaborate on research opportunities. Work with UND's Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Nursing & Professional Disciplines, School of Aerospace, and School of Medicine & Health Sciences.

  • Tailor your graduate degree to match your career goals. UND has a wide selection of electrical engineering courses.

What can I do with a master's in electrical engineering?


Median annual wage for electrical engineers, 2019

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Engineers in various fields with a master's degree had a median salary up to 13% higher than their counterparts with a bachelor's degree

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Work in a variety of industries such as electric utilities, aerospace manufacturing, telecommunications, engineering consulting firms, and the federal government. University of North Dakota graduates have gone on to work at:

  • 3M
  • Apple
  • Amazon
  • Boeing
  • Emerson
  • Hitachi
  • IBM
  • John Deere
  • Microsoft
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Siemens
  • UTC Aerospace Systems

Skills with a Master's in Electrical Engineering

Beyond preparing you to work in private industry or government, your degree will prepare you for doctoral studies in electrical engineering or related fields. A master's degree in electrical engineering gives you the strategic skills you need, including:

  • Java (Programming Language)
  • C++ (Programming Language)
  • LabVIEW
  • Electronics

Electrical Engineering Master's Courses