MS in Electrical Engineering for Working Professionals

MS in Electrical Engineering for Working Professionals

Charge Your Career Forward

Explore the latest technologies and deepen your understanding of modern electric machinery, modeling and control of power electronics. An MS in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University will give you the expertise to tackle complex challenges and access leadership positions. Plus, the program is specifically designed to be flexible for working professionals. Take just one course at a time, or more if your schedule allows.

Why Earn an MS in Electrical Engineering From Clarkson University?

Clarkson designed this MS in Electrical Engineering program specifically for ambitious working professionals looking to level up their careers. Based out of our Capital Region Campus, we offer onsite evening and online courses, so you can fit your studies around your professional obligations. You also have the choice to attend part-time or full-time and can earn your degree in as little as one and a half years.

Our faculty are leaders in their respective fields, and their material reflects the latest technological developments. Our small class sizes mean you will collaborate closely with like-minded peers on relevant projects. To graduate, you will complete a project where you showcase your newfound technical and analytical skills in a real-world scenario.

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Clarkson among the Best Electrical Engineering Programs in the country. According to Payscale Inc., we are also in the top 12 Best Master’s Degree Granting Programs by salary potential. 


The degree requires 30 credit hours of coursework and a graduate project. At least seven of those 10 courses should be in electrical engineering. You will round out your education with up to three electives in mechanical engineering, computer science or from the MBA and Business of Energy programs.

The courses place a strong emphasis on energy conversion and related technologies and include:

  • Digital Control Systems
  • Disruptive Technology
  • Electromechanical Energy Conversion
  • Electronic Power Conversion
  • Engineering Statistics
  • Fuel Cell Science and Hydrogen Engineering
  • Linear Control Systems
  • Modeling and Control of Energy Conversion
  • Motor Acoustics
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Photovoltaic Engineering
  • Power Systems Analysis I and II
  • Solar Energy Engineering
  • Solid State Electronics
  • Super Conductivity
  • Sustainability
  • Synchronous Generator Engineering
  • Turbine Engineering
  • Wind Energy Engineering  

Located in Schenectady, NY, our Capital Region Campus is less than 15 minutes from Albany and home to many of our professional graduate programs.

Capital Region Campus

We offer the MS in Electrical Engineering with a Power Engineering concentration as an online, cohort-based program. The program takes two-and-a-half years to complete and consists of 30 graduate credit hours. The coursework is completely asynchronous and online, making it easy to fit into your busy schedule. By the end of your studies, you will have fulfilled the requirements for both the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and the Advanced Certificate in Power Systems Engineering.

We are also exploring other cohort groups with some of the most innovative companies in the industry.

But you don't need to work for National Grid or another cohort partner to participate in this program. Individual MS in Electrical Engineering applicants who meet the admission requirements and have an interest in Power Engineering can participate in the program.

Learn more about the Clarkson Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, concentration in Electrical Power for Corporate Partners.

Many organizations cover some or all of their employee’s tuition costs. Learn more about reimbursement programs by contacting us or your company's human resources department.

Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

A completed application for the MS in Electrical Engineering consists of the following:

  • Online Application Form
  • Résumé.
  • Statement of purpose.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Official transcripts.
  • GRE test scores.
    • Not required.

Career Possibilities

A master's degree in electrical engineering gives you the ability to apply the latest technology and develop groundbreaking solutions in one of the world's growing industries.

Graduates of the program have used their degrees to accelerate their career growth. They have been able to secure positions with titles like:

  • Broadcast engineer
  • Controls engineer
  • Design engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Instrumentation engineer
  • Project engineer
  • Power systems engineer
  • Project manager
  • Systems analyst
  • Systems engineer

Recent Employers

Recent graduates of the MS in Electrical Engineering program have advanced their careers in companies like:

  • ATC Nuclear
  • Center for Identification Technology Research
  • Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation
  • CHA Consulting, Inc.
  • Endicott Interconnect Technologies Inc.
  • Eversource Energy
  • Frost Productions
  • General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • General Electric (GE)
  • GlobalFoundries
  • KAPL
  • Leidos
  • National Grid
  • Naval Nuclear Laboratory
  • New York Independent System Operator (NYISO)
  • Northeast Power Systems, Inc.
  • VeeThree

Contact Us

Graduate Admissions
Phone: 518-631-9831

Interested in learning more about the MS in Electrical Engineering for Working Professionals? Contact the Office of Graduate Admissions today with your questions.

Find out more about the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department in the Coulter School of Engineering.

Advance Your Career

Sharpen your technical skills and establish yourself as an expert in a growing field with an MS in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson.