The world of electrical engineering is changing rapidly, creating opportunities to apply advanced skills to research and development driving growth.

The electrical engineering program delivers curriculum to expand your understanding of areas such as communications and signal processing, power systems, biometrics, control systems, microelectronics, metamaterials, and more. You'll also learn how to put your knowledge to work so you can make an immediate and long-term impact in your field.

This program is designed for:

  • Students seeking graduate degrees in Electrical Engineering through courses, research, and projects with exposure to experts in areas of interest.
  • Electrical engineers seeking to advance their knowledge and careers.
  • Working professionals and recent graduates.
  • Students interested in expanding their knowledge and applying the latest technologies in growing industries in the region and around the world.

Students with a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent take courses, attend seminars, and participate in research or project activities, and make progress towards graduate degrees of Master of Science (MS) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Students will have the opportunity to engage in research with faculty and labs at the cutting-edge.

With evening courses and part-time study, this program offers the only engineering program in the capital region designed to meet the needs of working professionals. You’ll learn and network with other professionals who are seeking to advance their knowledge and become leaders in their fields. Coursework is also well-matched to recent graduates who want to benefit from learning alongside experienced professionals.

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MS in Electrical Engineering Main Campus

This program consists of 30 credit hours, with a major portion of the course credit hours being spent learning from electrical and computer engineering faculty. 

Students interested in the following should explore our Main Campus MS:

  • Research Facilities.
  • Research/Teaching Assistantships.
  • On-site Laboratories.
  • Faculty Mentor Programs.
  • University-run Housing.
  • Full Scholarships.

Electrical Engineering MS Curriculum

MS in Electrical Engineering Capital Region Campus

This program consists of 30 credit hours, with a major portion of the credit hours being spent learning from electrical and computer engineering faculty. Students usually complete this program within one and a half to two years for full-time students and two and a half to three years for part-time students.

The Clarkson University Capital Region Campus (CRC) in Schenectady, NY is a satellite campus for Clarkson University. The CRC caters to the working engineering professional, offering:

  • Evening On-site Courses.
  • A Professional Setting.
  • Outstanding Faculty who are adjuncts and professionals from within industry.
  • Merit Scholarships.

Electrical Engineering MS Curriculum

Career Opportunities

Our dean and advisors work closely with you to understand your career goals and develop study plans that enable you to achieve them. As you browse our offerings in electrical engineering, you’ll find courses well-matched to your interests, whether you want to gain deeper insights into a particular technology or broaden your knowledge of an industry.

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General Admission Requirements

Students must have a BS in electrical engineering or equivalent field.

A complete application file consists of the following items (click for more information):

  • Application form.
  • Resume and statement of purpose.
  • Letters of recommendation — three letters required.
  • Official transcripts.
  • Test scores — GRE* and TOEFL/IELTS (if applicable).

*GRE may be waived for some applicants to the Potsdam based MS. GRE is not required for applicants to the Capital Region Campus based MS.

Supplemental information may be submitted if desired; this could include any other information that may help us evaluate your application.

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Contact Us

If you are interested in learning more, have questions or are ready to apply, contact.


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
PO Box 5720
Potsdam, NY 13699-5720
Phone: 315-268-7648
Fax: 315-268-7600

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