The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) program requires:

  • A minimum of 30 earned semester credits (10 courses) of graduate work 
  • 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 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.

View the MSEE Concentration Policies.


Explore MSEE concentrations:

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

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


Jad Rabah works in the lab with Associate Professor Rosalind Wynne.

“Villanova's professors aren't only academics. They are industry experts who understand how things work. That makes them so much more valuable to us as students.”

Jad Rabah, Advanced Space Systems Engineer, Telesat Canada