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Electrical Engineering, M.S.

Molinaroli College of Engineering and Computing

Prepare for a career in power systems, aerospace, automotive and industrial manufacturing, and more with an advanced degree in electrical engineering.

Our M.S. program requires coursework and a thesis. Undergraduates may be able to complete this in a shorter timeframe if they are eligible and take advantage of the accelerated degree program. This program may also be suitable for working professionals with a B.S. degree who wish to gain more in-depth knowledge.

Program Highlights

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    Specialty Area

    Focus on wireless communications, power, energy and control, or electronic devices and materials.

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    Rigorous Program

    Take 30 credit hours, with 24 hours of coursework and six hours of thesis preparation.

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    In-Demand Skills

    Learn modern modeling and simulation software like Ansys High Frequency Structure Simulator and Keysight Advanced Design Systems.

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    Authentic Experiences

    Get hands-on learning opportunities through the new radio frequency electronics lab and the modern industrial control lab.

What You’ll Study

Solve sophisticated engineering problems that require integration of knowledge and skills gained in multiple graduate courses. Study in our nationally recognized areas of communication and electromagnetics, decision and control, electronic materials and devices, and power and energy systems. M.S. students may apply for limited assistance.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Analytical Reasoning

    Breaking down complex problems or situations to identify patterns, connections and solutions

    Problem Solving

    Identifying, analyzing and resolving problems or challenges using creative and effective strategies


    Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems

  • Computer Modeling

    Using simulations to analyze, predict and optimize performance, behavior or outcomes.

    Troubleshooting and Analysis

    Identify root causes, determine solutions and restore functionality or improve performance


    Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Hardware Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Controls Engineer

Workplace Settings

  • Automotive and Industrial Manufacturing
  • Power Systems
  • Aerospace
  • Wireless Communication
  • Radio Frequency Systems
  • Computing

Advanced Degrees

Advance your career or options with post-graduate education.

Is USC Right For You?

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