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Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

Format: In person on the Statesboro Campus
Credit Hours: 30
Entry Terms: Fall, Spring
Time to Complete: Four semesters

Why Master of Science in Electrical Engineering?

The demand for applications-oriented engineering managers and professionals has grown rapidly.  The MSEE program is designed to meet this global need for engineers who possess leadership skills but also applications experience in consumer, commercial and industrial fields. MSEE graduates are innovators prepared to become responsible, strategic leaders and exceptional engineering professionals. Courses include analytical math and experimental research in areas such as autonomous systems, optical communications, wireless power, small antennas, and energy harvesting. The program serves both the full-time students preparing for a career in Electrical Engineering, as well as currently employed Electrical Engineering professionals seeking advanced education to augment their existing skills and background.

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Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

The Electrical Engineering program at Georgia Southern will enable its graduates to do the following.

  • Be successful in their engineering careers and/or pursue graduate studies in a related field.
  • Extend the knowledge of its graduates with study concentrations that emphasize cognitive, attitudinal, and performance-based information and skill required for intellectual leadership, original research and scholarship.
  • Expand the intellectual breadth of graduates in the application of their engineering skills and in the depth of advanced specialization necessary for professional careers and advancement within the field of electrical engineering.
  • Be responsive to change and ventures beyond the existing boundaries of knowledge in a highly scientific and technological society

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Problem Solving Skills: Graduates of the MSEE program will formulate an electrical engineering research topic as a hypothesis, a demonstration of or extension to an existing theory or practice.
  • Inquiry Skills: Graduates of the MSEE program will be able to Identify the accepted set, or invent a new set of assessment criteria regarding the research topic; and develop metrics appropriate to differentiate alternative theories or practices per the assessment criteria.
  • Applied Skills: Design and execute experiments to test the chosen research hypothesis and measure results; document and interpret experimental results, compare results versus assessment criteria and established alternatives; and generate a conclusion regarding the research in relation to the criteria and plan extensions or changes to enhance results or address limitations.
  • Communication Skills: Present research in the written form prescribed by the university or recognized professional organizations; and orally present research activity results to academic and/or professional peers and other experts.

What Can You Do With a Master’s in Electrical Engineering?

Electrical Engineering salaries are among the highest in the engineering field. Career opportunities exist in the following areas.

  • Engineering research and development
  • Product design
  • Digital system design and integration
  • Engineering management
  • Engineering consultancy
  • And more!

The program also provides strong preparation for graduate study.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, earning a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering has the potential to increase salaries by about 30%. There are approximately 324,600 jobs in the Electrical Engineering field. 

per year.

*2021 Median Pay reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Admission Requirements

  • Completed requirements for the Bachelor’s degree at a college or university accredited by the proper regional accrediting association.
  • An undergraduate degree or the equivalent in the proposed or closely related field of study.
  • A 2.75 (4.0 scale) cumulative grade point average or higher on courses in undergraduate work, or equivalent.
  • International students must meet the College of Graduate Studies English Proficiency requirements.
  • The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program requires
    • a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or related field; or
    • permission of the Graduate Program Director.
  • A student may be granted provisional admission based upon the recommendation of the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering Graduate Program Director or Department Chair.
  • If you would like to apply for a Graduate Assistantship, you must first complete an application and be accepted into the MSEE program. Then, you will be evaluated for an assistantship after you submit an application.

*International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES accredited evaluation service (

Graduation Requirements

  • A minimum of 30 hours is required for graduation.
  • The requirements of the electrical engineering program must be satisfied. MSEE Curriculum
  • A minimum of 50% of courses for the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree must be taken at or above 6000 level.


Sungkyun Lim, Ph.D
Graduate Program Director
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
P.O. Box 8045, Statesboro, GA 30460
Phone: 912-478-2266

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Last updated: 6/5/2023