Online Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

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Graduates of GW’s engineering master’s programs earn an average salary of $119,547, over 60% higher than electrical engineers overall.
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Electrical engineering forms the foundation of nearly every aspect of society. From smart power distribution systems to efficient and reliable communications networks, electrical engineering leverages science and mathematics to create the architecture of modern living.


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Program Summary

Three High-Demand Focus Areas

Gain in-depth expertise in communications and networks, electrical power, or signal and image processing engineering.

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The George Washington University’s online Master of Science in electrical engineering (M.S. in EE) offers students both the core engineering and the specialized technical learning they need to plan, design, implement, and manage sophisticated electrical systems. Graduates will be capable of working in the present technological environment, and of adapting to the profession as it advances.

The online M.S. in EE offers three focus areas for students to develop expertise in the high-demand electrical engineering specialties of:

  • Electrical Power and Energy
  • Signal and Image Processing, Systems and Controls
  • Communications and Networks

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Industry-Distinguished Faculty

The faculty brings varied and in-depth experience, in industry and in academia, to the virtual classroom, providing perspectives that span the gamut of engineering specialties.
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Program Learning Objectives

The comprehensive, online M.S. in electrical engineering aims to graduate students who will be able to:

  • Apply mathematics, science, and engineering knowledge to analyze and implement complex interdisciplinary engineering projects
  • Design and conduct engineering experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data
  • Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economics, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturing, and sustainability
  • Manage complex engineering projects for, and function on, multidisciplinary technical teams
  • Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • Communicate effectively
  • Leverage state-of-the-art techniques, skills, and tools necessary for engineering practice