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, which provides convenience and flexibility and allows students to complete their graduate degree entirely online.


MSEE Concentrations

There are five concentration areas that students can choose from in the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program, as well as an option for a custom degree plan. 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.

View the MSEE Concentration Policies 

View the Course Catalog

Degree Requirements

  • A minimum of 30 earned semester credits (10 courses) of graduate work is required
  • At least 21 course credits and up to 9 credits of research
  • The Concentration degree program must be in accordance with the policies above
  • 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 choose the thesis or 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.