Join this respected graduate Engineering program at North Carolina A&T State University — America's largest public HBCU, the country's top producer of African American engineers and the leader in percentage of engineering master’s degrees awarded to women. This program focuses on the following four research areas:
- Computer engineering
- Power systems and controls
- Communications and signal processing
- Electronic and optical materials and devices
Faculty in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering have research projects funded by the National Science Foundation, NASA and many Department of Defense agencies.
- Credits required: 30
- Time to completion: 3 semesters (if full time)
- Tuition: $233/credit hour (in-state); $860/credit hour (out-of-state)
Why Get an M.S. in Electrical Engineering Degree?
An advanced degree will allow you to expand your knowledge, stay up-to-date with trends and technology, be more competitive in the job market, and increase your earning potential. According to data from PayScale, the average base salary of graduates with an M.S. in Electrical Engineering is 6.5% higher than that of graduates with a B.S. in the same field. Our program gives students the opportunity to pursue careers that are integral to our modern lives, providing skills to advance society and business development around the globe. As a student and a graduate, you will have a hand in creating solutions for some of the top societal problems in fields such as cybersecurity, digital communications, artificial intelligence and machine learning. You’ll position yourself for a rewarding, advanced career and have the opportunity to work on cutting-edge development platforms, equipment and software that are currently being used by industry.
Job growth for electrical and electronics engineers is projected to occur largely in professional, scientific and technical services firms, with engineers needed to develop sophisticated consumer electronics. Engineers will play key roles in new developments with solar arrays, semiconductors and communications technologies.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment for electrical and electronics engineers to grow 3% from 2019 to 2029. These occupations are projected to add about 10,800 new jobs during this period. EMSI projects jobs in the region for electrical engineers with a master’s degree to increase 6.2% from 2020 to 2025.
Number of U.S. electrical engineering jobs (2019): 328,100
Median pay, electrical engineers (2020): $103,390 per year / $49.71 per hour
Employers of Our Graduates
Graduates of the program find employment in industry, government agencies and universities. Employers include Northrop Grumman, the Department of Defense, NASA, Cummins and Intel.
Unconditional admission requires an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from an ABET-accredited institution with an overall 3.0 GPA in all engineering courses.
Find out more about graduate admissions and APPLY TODAY.
|Fall admission||Spring admission|
|Priority||Feb. 1||Sept. 1|
|General||July 1||Nov. 1|
Funding Your Education
North Carolina A&T has established a number of financial support opportunities for outstanding graduate students in order to enhance research and graduate education. These include fellowships, scholarships, assistantships and out-of-state tuition supplements.
The program requires 30 hours (10 courses) and has project and course-only options. The four core courses (12 credit hours) are:
- ECEN 621: Embedded System Design
- ECEN 650: Digital Signal Processing,
- ECEN 629: Very Large-Scale Integrated Circuit Design
- ECEN 668: Theory of Linear Control Systems
Explore the curriculum guide.
For program-related questions:
|Zhijian Xie, Ph.D.||or||Abdullah Eroglu, Ph.D.|
|Graduate Program Coordinator||Department Chair|
|Electrical and Computer Engineering||Electrical and Computer Engineering|
|College of Engineering||College of Engineering|
For assistance with the admissions process:
The Graduate College
For assistance with the registration process:
|Trevor Taylor||or||Toni McRae|
|Student Services Coordinator||Business Services Coordinator|
|Extended Campus||Extended Campus|
|336-285-3798 or 888-498-6752 (Toll-Free)||336-285-3798 or 888-498-6752 (Toll-Free)|