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Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

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Sinead Fernandez '21
“While pursuing my degree here, especially as a woman in STEM, I felt very supported by my professors and my classmates.”
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Tambiara Tabassum '23
“Because of Florida Poly, I got into almost every PhD program I applied to.”


About M.S. in Electrical Engineering

The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering offers in-person instruction M-F. Students may get involved in research experience through the Two-Year Thesis pathway, or pursue the One-Year Course-Only pathway which is non-thesis. In both, the curriculum prepares students with the necessary skills for advancing their careers in industries involved in emerging technologies, product development, and program management with specializations in Electrical Engineering.

As a unique feature of the program, it requires graduate business electives, allowing students to gain a competitive edge by providing a unique view through a managerial lens which connects their technical learning with the workplace.

Students interested in the master's in electrical engineering may choose from two different pathways:

  • One-Year Accelerated, Coursework Only Pathway: Students may complete their full 30 credit hour master’s degree in one academic year, or three total semesters – Fall, Spring, and Summer.
  • Two-Year Thesis Pathway: With a heavy emphasis on research in your chosen area of study, the two-year thesis pathway of our graduate program is designed for students with an area of interest that can benefit from extensive study both inside the classroom and out.

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Careers in Electrical Engineering

Our Master of Science in Electrical Engineering prepares students for careers that are in high demand in the state of Florida, and of high wage. Graduates of this program contribute to specialized industries such as cyber physical security, autonomous and hybrid vehicles and associated supporting technologies, robotics and automation, and many facets of the aerospace industry. Students are also well prepared to enter doctoral programs after graduation, particularly through our Thesis pathway which fosters and supports student research.
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Job Growth

Overall employment of electrical and electronics engineers is projected to grow 5 percent from 2022 to 2032, faster than the average for all occupations.

About 17,800 openings for electrical and electronics engineers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.


Salary Ranges

The median annual wage for electrical engineers was $106,950 in May 2023. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $69,320, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $172,050.

*For those who step up to earn their master's degree, graduates can expect to earn about 10,000 more than their bachelor's degree counterparts

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Career Opportunities

  • Electrical Engineer
  • Hardware Engineer
  • Power Systems Engineer
  • Test Development Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Circuits Engineer
  • Electronics Engineer

Admissions Requirements 

One-Year, Coursework-Only Pathway:

  • A baccalaureate degree in a field related to your intended graduate major.
  • A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA in degree-specific courses (2.75 for FPU students / alumni).
  • Transcripts from each postsecondary institution attended (*Waived for FPU students / alumni – the university has access to your transcripts).
  • International applicants: If your postsecondary institution(s) was located outside of the US, please provide a course by course evaluation of your transcripts for US equivalency, with GPA calculation, by an evaluator such as WES, Josef Silny, or AES.
  • A Statement of Purpose (a brief summary of your interest in the degree, as well as how it may impact your academic and professional goals).
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty or professional supervisor (*Letters of rec are waived for FPU students / alumni).
  • International applicants: Please provide proof of English literacy by meeting the requirements listed here.

*Meeting minimum qualifications does not guarantee admission to the program.  Additional documentation may be required at the discretion of the Admission Committee.

Two Year Thesis Pathway:

Students seeking consideration to the two year thesis pathway should meet the same minimum requirements listed above for the one-year, coursework-only pathway in addition to the following:

  • An interview with the Faculty Chair of the department to which you’re seeking admission (or their designees).
  • A statement outlining any previous research, completed or ongoing projects, publications, etc.
  • Additional documentation at the discretion of the Admission Committee.





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