Master’s Degree

Master's in Electrical Engineering

Here, you'll meet your career goals through a program designed to offer you a specialized curriculum that explores innovative technologies within a flexible schedule.

Electrical engineering student hands-on

Program Overview

Customize your master's degree in electrical engineering to meet your needs in the rapidly growing industry of electrical engineering. At Widener, faculty understand the importance of being on the forefront in advancing products and services through specialized coursework.   

Here, you'll benefit from a supportive environment and a flexible curriculum. All graduate classes are offered in the evening, so that you can continue to work while pursuing your degree. Some classes are also available to stream online.

If you'd like to get more involved with research or teaching, graduate assistantships are available.

Program Options for Electrical Engineering Master's

You can earn your master of science in engineering degree with or without a thesis. The classroom study includes core engineering courses as well as technical electives including advanced courses in modern communication or hardware & software. Students following the thesis option will take 24 credits of classroom study and complete a 6-credit thesis. Those not pursuing thesis will replace the 6-credit thesis with two technical electives.

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The online catalog also features School of Engineering educational objectives, academic policies, and more which can be accessed by clicking Academic Schools & Departments and selecting the School of Engineering.

You can build additional knowledge in a second area of engineering and advance your graduate-level work by pursuing a dual specialization. Dual specialization is available within all engineering tracks.

Jointly offered by the School of Engineering and School of Business Administration, this dual degree program gives you the inside track to emerging engineering leadership by offering technical training paired with advanced study in business and management.

In order to pursue this dual degree, you must apply and be accepted to both degree programs.

Learn more about the dual MSE/MBA program.

Admissions Requirements, Financial Aid & Scholarships

  • Candidates should hold a bachelor of science degree in engineering. Candidates who hold undergraduate degrees in closely related areas are also considered.
  • Candidates should hold a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.8 (based on a 4.0 system) from an undergraduate program and scores from the GRE. The GRE requirement is optional for applicants with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and above from an EAC/ABET accredited undergraduate program, applicants interested in pursuing the MSE part-time, and current Widener students applying to the 4+1 accelerated program.

Deadlines

The School of Engineering graduate program reviews applications on a rolling admission basis.

Application Materials

International Students

A course-by-course credential evaluation completed by WES.
Official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo Scores

Widener's goal is to provide you with the resources to succeed. Graduate assistantships and scholarships are offered to qualified individuals enrolled in an engineering master’s program. Awards are competitive and additional stipends are available to students conducting research with faculty members. Applicants can indicate their interest in a graduate assistantship within their online application.

Anniversary Scholarship

The Anniversary Scholarship was created during the school's 150th anniversary to celebrate the long history of excellence in engineering education at Widener by supporting merit-based graduate scholarships for thesis students. The fund began with contributions from faculty and staff and has grown with contributions from alumni and university donors.

Graduate Assistantships

Eligible students can participate in research projects or assist faculty in executing teaching assignments for a semester as part of a graduate assistantship. The assistantship generally requires 20 hours of service a week and the tuition assistance is considered taxable income in accordance with current Internal Revenue Service regulations.

Lifting Barriers and Managing Costs

Widener’s graduate tuition rates are competitively priced. Loans, graduate assistantships, and payment plans—along with flexible full- and part-time study options—make it easy to finance your degree.  

Schedule an appointment with one of our Graduate Admissions Coaches to brainstorm a plan and troubleshoot anything from scheduling challenges to learning formats to financial scenarios.

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Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering Program Highlights

Advance your career with a graduate degree that meets your needs. Here, you'll benefit from a supportive environment and a flexible curriculum, while working with industry-shaping faculty and electrical engineering professionals.

School of Engineering Advisory Board

Industry leaders provide assistance and direction to support the school in its future growth and development.

70% Funding

offered to eligible students to complete their bachelor's and master's in 5 years.

Electrical engineering master's students work together on a project.

Specializations

The electrical engineering department provides options for study in high-performance computing, microelectronics and RF/microwave electronics, power and control systems, communications, and signal processing. Since technology is constantly changing, it is imperative for electrical engineers to have a solid understanding of the state of the art. You can choose from electives in all these subject areas.

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Flexibility for Working Professionals

Graduate classes meet one night per week and are streamed over the Internet live and archived for later viewing. This gives you a direct connection to faculty, and allows you to stay up-to-date with coursework while traveling or when unexpected work conflicts arise.

Engineering faculty member helping out Widener student who is working towards a master's in electrical engineering.

Innovative Faculty Research

Work with faculty who are shaping the profession with their cutting-edge research in microelectronics, photonics, power and controls, modern communications systems, and radar systems.

School of Engineering Electrical engineering student. Widener's School of Engineering is considered one of the top schools for engineering; offering degrees across many engineering fields.

State-of-the-Art Facilities

We’re home to state-of-the-art laboratory facilities for teaching and research across the various core specialties of electrical engineering, including microelectronics, control systems, instrumentation, and advanced signal processing.

Students engaging in class

A Personal Classroom Experience

With small class sizes, you receive direct interaction with experienced faculty. You will learn from industry experts in the classroom and have the opportunity to work closely with classmates. In addition, the Graduate Program Office is always open in the evenings prior to class.

Faculty

Meet the faculty who will help you continue to advance your career.

Sohail Sheikh
Chair of Electrical Engineering

"My personal philosophy of teaching is to take education personally. I think it is extremely important for students to understand concepts and to be able to apply them in real-world situations."

Your Inside Track to Success

Your Inside Track to Success

Continue to advance your engineering career with a post-graduate degree from Widener University.

Recent Employeres & Industry Connections

  • The Boeing Company
  • Comcast
  • Lockheed Martin
  • PECO
  • U.S. Navy

Outlook & Outcomes

Potential Careers

  • Communication
  • Computers
  • Design
  • Research & development
  • Software

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Financial Aid

At Widener, opportunities for financial aid extend to graduate students. Discover how scholarships, assistantships, fellowships, and other sources of aid can make obtaining your degree possible.

Next steps to apply

We’re glad you made the decision to apply. All applications and supplemental materials are submitted through the online application system. There is a $35 application fee to apply to Widener.

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