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College of Engineering

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

Lead the future in computing and electronics with a master’s in electrical engineering from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

As the computers, smartphones, and electronic systems that we rely on every day become increasingly sophisticated and complex, skilled electrical engineers are in higher demand than ever. If you’re interested in a career designing, building and maintaining these advanced electronics, earning a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is the best step you can take to find a rewarding position in this fast-growing field.

When you earn your master’s in electrical engineering at N.C. A&T, you’ll join one of the best electrical engineering schools in the country. Our accredited graduate electrical engineering degree program also offers a flexible course of study so that you can focus on the topics and skills that align with your interests and career goals.

Become part of a highly respected community of students, faculty, staff and alumni committed to excellence in science and technology. Prepare for an exciting career as an electrical engineer or a doctoral program in electrical engineering to continue advancing your skills and expanding your career opportunities.

Why choose electrical engineering at N.C. A&T?

There are so many reasons why the graduate electrical engineering degree program at N.C. A&T ranks among the best electrical engineering schools, year after year. From the national recognition of our industry-connected faculty to our cutting-edge classrooms and labs, we have everything you need to succeed both academically and professionally as an electrical engineer.

When you earn your master’s in electrical engineering at N.C. A&T, you benefit from joining:

A top-ranked graduate electrical engineering program. Learn in an electrical engineering program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, which sets the highest standards for academic rigor and success in the nation. In fact, N.C. A&T’s master’s in in electrical engineering program is so respected that U.S. News & World Report ranks N.C. A&T among the best electrical engineering schools in the nation.

An electrical engineering degree focused on professionalism. Becoming an inspiring leader and team member means having skill sets that go beyond technical know-how. That’s why we provide training and experience in necessary soft skills like communicating effectively, collaborating and sharing ideas with others. Stand out from the crowd with our professional graduate electrical engineering degree.

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program concentrations

  • • Communications and Signal Processing - Concentrating in communication and signal processing in our electrical engineering degree program will introduce you to advanced topics in communication technologies such as cellular, WiFi and internet. You’ll also learn the fundamentals of signal processing, which covers the design and implementation of complex algorithms for manipulating and classifying data information. Prepare for a career in autonomous vehicles or data transfer when you concentrate in communications and signal processing in your electrical engineering degree.
  • • Power Systems and Control - When you graduate from our electrical engineering degree program with a concentration in power systems and control, you’ll be ready for exciting careers in power systems operations and control, making important decisions regarding electricity generation and predicting unplanned disturbances to ensure the uninterrupted supply of electricity.
  • • Electronic and Optical Materials and Devices - Dive into the exciting study of the physics and chemistry behind the materials used to harvest, convert and store energy in multiple forms. This concentration will prepare you to become an electrical engineer with skills and knowledge in diverse concepts — including energy harvesting, energy-efficient optical communication, low-cost electronics and light detection and ranging (LIDAR) systems.
  • • Computer Engineering - Concentrating in computer engineering as you earn your master’s in electrical engineering at N.C. A&T will provide you with mastery of advanced skills in designing, building and maintaining hardware in modern computers. Learn to combine technology and mathematics to collaborate with software developers and other tech professionals to create streamlined experiences for computer users of every kind.

Dream. Career paths for electrical engineering degree graduates

From repairing circuits to designing and running statewide power station generators, there are so many career opportunities for electrical engineers from N.C. A&T. Whether you’re interested in working at a manufacturing facility, an engineering firm or a government agency, you’ll have a wealth of options for rewarding work environments after graduation.

One of the many features that help us remain among the best electrical engineering schools in the nation is our proximity to some of the world’s largest companies — including Volvo, Honda Jet, Skyworks and Qorvo. As you earn your master’s in electrical engineering at N.C. A&T, you’ll have chances for internships at these companies and many more. Earn real-world work experience that will prepare you to enter your new role or career with the confidence and expertise to succeed as an electrical engineer.

Some of the popular positions you’ll be qualified to pursue with a master’s in electrical engineering from N.C. A&T include:

  • Controls engineer
  • Station technician
  • Electronic communication engineer
  • Artificial intelligence engineer
  • Systems engineer
  • Computer engineer
  • Computer network architect

Connect. Electrical engineering faculty

Another reason we remain among the best electrical engineering schools in the country is our outstanding faculty mentors, who are dedicated to helping aspiring electrical engineers achieve more and reach their full potential. Thanks to small classes in our electrical engineering program, you’ll get many chances to work closely alongside faculty whose research interests span a broad range of concepts: from robotics and wide bandgap materials to intelligent wireless systems and fostering inclusion in the STEM field.

Our electrical engineering faculty bring with them years of experience working in firms, private organizations and government organizations to make sure that you are ready for the daily challenges and rewards of being an electrical engineer in the 21st century.

Meet our electrical engineering faculty

Electrical engineering degree courses and curriculum

Our 30-credit-hour master’s in electrical engineering program offers students three options to help them create the course of study for their career aspirations. These include:

Thesis option. Ideal for electrical engineering students looking to continue to a Ph.D. program or a research-intensive career.

Project option. If you’re interested in launching your career immediately after you graduate and want a project to showcase your expertise as a creative electrical engineer, in the project option you can work on a long-term project under the guidance of an experienced faculty mentor.

Course-only option. Our course-only option is a great choice for students who want to develop a wider range of expertise or sample more specializations while they decide which direction they want to take their education and career in.

Some of the popular graduate electrical engineering courses we offer include:

  • Antenna Design and Simulation
  • Digital Communication
  • Autonomous Mobile Robotic Systems
  • Genetic Algorithm
  • Learn more about electrical engineering degree courses in the graduate catalog
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Explore. Scholarships and financial aid for graduate electrical engineering degree students

You’ve made a major decision to attend N.C. A&T’s highly respected graduate electrical engineering program and invest in your future — and the future of computing and electronics. That’s why we are committed to investing in you through generous teaching and research assistantships, as well as faculty research grants.

With electrical engineering teaching and research assistantship grants, you’ll help pay for your tuition while gaining valuable work experience and building an impressive resume. A faculty research grant will help you pay for tuition while making lasting connections with faculty and gaining experience as a research assistant.

Learn more about financial awards at N.C. A&T.

Discover. Programs related to electrical engineering

If you’re interested in joining the electrical engineering program at N.C. A&T, you may also be interested in continuing mastering electrical engineering skills in this similar program:

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering

Apply to the graduate electrical engineering degree program today