Online Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineers drive major advances in a wide range of industries, making our world of constantly evolving technology possible. These professionals design essential systems, supervise manufacturing processes and design infrastructure. Their work enables progress in areas like smart power distribution and global communications.

In the George Washington University electrical engineering master’s program, you’ll apply your knowledge of science and mathematics to solve urgent problems with creative solutions and plan for future needs. You can complete an electrical engineering degree online with a focus area that’s in high demand at technical organizations.


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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 online electrical engineering master’s program prepares students to excel in a wide range of electrical engineering roles. They explore essential engineering principles and build the skills to design and implement electrical systems that meet the requirements of rapidly advancing technology. Graduates with an electrical engineering online degree from GW are prepared to work at the forefront of today’s technological leaps and adapt to new breakthroughs.

Students can choose from three focus areas featuring specialized electrical engineering online courses:

  • Electrical Power and Energy
    • Develop and optimize smarter systems to generate and distribute electrical power
    • Courses cover techniques for circuit analysis, energy conversion, power market reliability modeling and power system protection
  • Signal and Image Processing, Systems and Controls
    • Process and transform signals in complex electrical systems
    • Examine properties of linear and nonlinear systems, create mathematical models and learn methods to optimize fidelity and efficiency
  • Communications and Networks
    • Learn how network architecture and topology enable the secure, efficient transmission of information
    • Classes include topics such as the principles of digital communications, layered protocol architectures in computer networks, and modulation and coding techniques for wireless communications

Visit the M.S. in EE curriculum page to learn more about each focus area.


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