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


The MSEE offers five concentration areas, as well as an option for a custom degree plan:

Our Community

Pursuing an engineering master's degree at Villanova is to become part of a close-knit scholarly community. Professors are highly available and engaged in their students' success.

Master's in Electrical Engineering:

  • 19% female
  • 67% part-time
  • Average age: 29
  • Total enrollment: 42

Flexible Options

Classes are conveniently held in the evenings to allow you to successfully balance work and family while earning your degree. You can participate in class on campus, in real-time (synchronously) via our E-Learning program, or on your own schedule through recorded materials and lectures. Our graduate programs are unique in that you can combine online and on campus options, attending class or participating remotely depending upon your availability and preference. You can also complete your electrical engineering graduate degree entirely online. Learn more about the opportunities of E-Learning.

Successful Outcomes

Graduates of Villanova's Master's of Electrical Engineering program go on to careers at companies such as:

Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions

L3 Harris Technologies

Lockheed Martin

Lutron Electronics

Naval Surface Warfare Center




Ongoing research areas for faculty in Electrical Engineering:

  • 5G communication systems and beyond
  • Automotive research
  • Battery management and control algorithm development
  • Biomedical signals and systems
  • Biophotonics
  • Inverse scattering and microwave imaging
  • Low probability of intercept signal design
  • Microgrid management and control
  • Multi-function systems and RF co-existence
  • Novel antennas and metasurfaces
  • Optical sensing and communications
  • Radar for commercial and defense sensing
  • Semiconductor control devices for RF and microwave communication systems


Dr. Ahmad Hoorfar
Director of Graduate Studies


Shalini Sunkara, graduate of Villanova's Master's in Electrical Engineering program.

“Villanova offers a strong research-oriented graduate school program. It has extremely qualified faculty willing to help students excel in their areas of interest.”

Shalini Sunkara, Senior Project Electrical Engineer, Lutron Electronics

Mark Schaff, graduate of Villanova's Master's in Electrical Engineering program.

“The professors in Electrical Engineering are very easy to work with and the program itself is tailorable. I appreciated how I was able to select classes that matched my professional interests.”

Mark Schaff, Systems Engineering Lead, The Boeing Company