Master of Science in Electrical Engineering


Advance your career in electrical engineering by updating your knowledge and developing new skills through the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) program at Villanova University.

The MSEE can be completed on a full- or part-time basis with graduate courses conveniently offered on weeknights. Most courses are available through the College of Engineering's E-Learning program as well, providing flexibility for working professionals.

Degree Requirements

Requirements for the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) include:

  • A “concentration degree plan” in accordance with MSEE policies
  • 30 semester credit hours (10 courses)
  • At least 21 course credits and up to 9 credits of research
  • Electrical engineering courses must be chosen from the MSEE course offering list, however the required elective course may come from the Department of Computer Engineering, Computer Science or other appropriate programs

Students may elect to write a thesis or choose a non-thesis option. Before applying for the thesis option, students must complete ECE 9030 in preparation. The application also requires the submission of a written research proposal and recommendation and approval from the student's research advisor and the department chairperson. Students who qualify for the thesis option are required to make an oral presentation prior to graduation.

Graduate students electing the non-thesis option may substitute three credits of independent study for an approved elective course.

MSEE Concentrations

The following is a list of concentration degree plans. Note that the custom degree plan is only available to prospective students who have well-defined, appropriate MSEE degree objectives that cannot be satisfied under the requirements of any of the other tracks. Upon graduation, the name of your concentration will appear on your transcript. See the MSEE Concentration Policies for more information.

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Dr. Ahmad Hoorfar, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Phone: 610-519-7223

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Certificates available from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering include:
Computer Architecture
Electric Power Systems
High Frequency Systems
Intelligent Control Systems
Wireless and Digital Communications

Interdisciplinary Certificates
Nonlinear Dynamics and Control
Sustainable Engineering

Joint Program Certificate
Electro-Mechanical Systems