Rochester Institute of Technology

Kate Gleason College of Engineering

Electrical Engineering (MS)


One Lomb Memorial Drive

Rochester, NY 14623

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The master of science in electrical engineering allows students to customize their course work while working closely with electrical engineering faculty in a contemporary, applied research area. Students may choose among the following six options: communication, control and robotics, digital systems, integrated electronics, MEMs, or signal and image processing.

All students are expected to attend the Electrical Engineering Graduate Seminar for every semester they are on campus. Students have the option of doing a 3 credit hour graduate paper in place of the thesis. In this case an additional course is required.


Independent Thinker:  Demonstrate an ability to work independently and/or in a team setting and possess the skills to continue to do so, on a global level.
Career Focus: Demonstrate a proficiency in a concentrated course of study and research in a specialty area or subfield of Electrical Engineering
Communication: Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate both in written and oral form.


MSEE graduates will have specialized training in a concentrated field of study and develop professional attributes that include communication skills, and ethics to deal with the impact of technology in a global and societal context.

The MSEE program will foster an environment that encourages independent thinking and creativity that prepares them to pursue doctoral degrees in electrical engineering or related disciplines.



International Student Requirements:

International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid Description: For graduate study, many of the 70 graduate programs offer assistantships. Additionally, more than 9,000 student jobs are available on campus each year.

# of Credits Required: 30

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Candidates may work with RIT's Financial Aid Office to determine aid eligibility and funding options.

Locale: Large Suburb

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