Wilkes University

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (M.S.E.E.)

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (M.S.E.E.)

 Point of Contact: Prahald Murthy, Ph.D.

Courses are available days and evenings.

Admission Requirements

Applications are invited from individuals who possess a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited institution. Applicants not meeting the requirements may be provisionally admitted and will be required to take sufficient undergraduate courses to make up deficiencies.

To be considered for admission, the applicant must submit the following minimum requirements:

  1. Submit to the Graduate Admissions Office a completed graduate application for admission with payment of appropriate application fee
  2. Submit two letters of recommendation from previous academic faculty and/or from current or previous supervisors, if employed.
  3. Demonstrate satisfactory performance as an undergraduate by providing a complete set of official undergraduate transcripts.
  4. International students: Refer to page 10 for additional admissions requirements.

Degree Requirements

Thirty (30) credit hours are required for the M.S.E.E. degree. These include the following:

12 credits

EE 403, EE 405, EE-414, and EE-460

18 credits

Students should choose either the thesis or the non-thesis option. In either case at least two courses (for 6 credits) must be chosen from the following: EE-442, EE-445, EE-465, and EE-471. Other courses may be chosen from graduate level courses in EE/CS and an approved course from the Business Administration program.

Non-thesis option: 3 credits of EE-590 are required. Students should submit a well-documented report to the department.

Thesis option: Six credits of thesis (EE-590) are required. The thesis shall be defended in an open forum. Three faculty members constitute a Thesis Committee with the Thesis Advisor as Chair.

Students who opt to complete a thesis may select from posted research topics or proposed areas of interest of the faculty and submit a proposal of their thesis to the Department. Final decision of topic and advisor will be taken by the Department in accordance with Department guidelines. Ordinarily, these topics will touch on one or more of the following areas: Communication, Navigational Systems; Computers, Digital Systems; Microelectronics; Microwaves and Antennas; Power, Control Systems; Software Engineering. Some of the highly specialized and state-of-the-art laboratories available for students include Communications, Thick-Film Processing, Microelectronics, Microwaves, Antennas, Machines and Controls, Digital Design.

Both full and part-time students are limited to a maximum of three thesis credits in any single semester.

The minimum acceptable grade point average is 3.0. (See Grade Regulations.)

Advanced standing or transfer credit is limited to six (6) graduate credits. Petitions should be submitted to the Engineering and Physics Division and should document minimum competency defined as relevant graduate course work at an accredited institution with an earned minimum grade of 3.0 (0-to-4 scale) or equivalent expertise.

Financial Aid

A limited number of assistantships are available for full-time students. Applicants should possess superior academic qualifications and provide good scores in the GRE (General and Engineering).