Clarkson's MS in Electrical Engineering based at our Capital Region Campus in Schenectady, NY, offers flexible options to suit the needs of working professionals.

This flexible program is designed for those who are seeking:

  • Relevant courses and projects with exposure to experts in areas of interest.
  • Advancement both in their knowledge and careers.
  • The ability to apply the latest technologies in growing industries in the region and around the world.

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.

The MS in Electrical Engineering for working professionals 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.

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MS in Electrical Engineering at CRC Curriculum

With evening courses and part-time study, Clarkson offers only engineering program in the Capital Region designed for working professionals. You’ll learn and network with other engineers advancing their knowledge and leadership. Coursework is also well-matched to recent graduates who want to benefit from learning alongside experienced professionals.

The objective of the Electrical Engineering (EE) program is to explore technologies and related industry opportunities in modern electric machinery, modeling and control of power electronics. A strong emphasis is placed on Energy Conversion and related technologies. Students are encouraged to consider MBA electives and Business of Energy courses to integrate business skills and complement technical expertise.

Program Length:

  • This program consists of 30 credit hours, with a major portion of the credit hours being spent learning from electrical and computer engineering faculty
  • Full time students: 1.5 – 2 years
  • Part time students: 2.5 – 3 years

    Electrical Engineering MS Degree Requirements
    • 30 credits of course work
    • MS Graduate Project EE 699

    The MSEE requires a total of 10 courses. Each student’s program should include at least seven electrical engineering courses and up to three electives. The remaining courses are selected from engineering (mechanical or electrical), computer science, MBA program, or from the Business of Energy Program. Not all courses from these areas are satisfactory selections; therefore all course selections must be approved by the graduate advisor before course registration. Each student must submit a program plan of study (to be approved by the advisor) before completion of the first course taken for graduate credit.

    Students complete the degree by taking 10 courses and the MS Graduate Project in Electrical Engineering. An option of replacing one or two courses with independent research conducted in the form of a Master’s Project (one or two course) or a thesis (two courses) requires departmental (Associate Dean) approval prior to beginning the program (these opportunities are limited). Students not completing a Master’s Project, thesis, or independent study are required to complete an MS Graduate Project in Electrical Engineering. This is a non-credit, no-fee project that serves as the culminating experience of the MS in Electrical Engineering degree.

    Required Courses

    • MS Graduate Project in Electrical Engineering (EE699)
    • Electronic Power Conversion (EE642)
    • Modeling and Control of Energy Conversion (EE653)
    • Electromechanical Energy Conversion (EE682)
    • Power Systems Analysis I (EE680)
    • Power Systems Analysis II (EE681)
    • Linear Control Systems (EE657)
    • Digital Control Systems (EE658)
    • Super Conductivity (EE645)
    • Solid State Electronics (EE644)
    • Motor Acoustics (EE606)
    • Engineering Statistics (EE602)
    • Nuclear Engineering (EE687)
    • Fuel Cell Science and Hydrogen Engineering (EE640)
    • Photovoltaic Engineering (EE643)
    • Turbine Engineering (EE683)
    • Solar Energy Engineering (EE685)
    • Wind Energy Engineering (EE684)
    • Synchronous Generator Engineering (EE686)
    • Disruptive Technology (EE600, elective only)
    • Sustainability (EE601, elective only)
    • Sample Electives:
      • BOE 610, 611, 612, 613, 614, 615
      • Global Supply Chain Management (OM607)
      • Leadership and Organizational Behavior (OS603)

    Admission Requirements

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

    • Online Application Form
    • Resume.
    • Statement of Purpose.
    • 2 Letters of Recommendation.
    • Official Transcripts.
    • GRE Test Scores.
      • Not required.
    • For International Applicants, an English Proficiency Test is required.
      • Minimum Test Score Requirements: TOEFL (80), IELTS (6.5), PTE (56) and Duolingo English Test (115).

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    Costs & Scholarships

    Tuition Costs & Fees

    The cost per credit hour for the Electrical Engineering MS is $1,533. 

    Additional Fees

    A Graduate Non-Residential Resource Fee of $75 per term covers operations for access to computing lab and online resources related to software, webinars, etc. This includes guest speakers and lecturers, the learning management system, Echo 360 for asynchronous learning sessions, voice thread and other online related services, library and database access, and free transcripts for life. 

    There is also a Graduate Non-Residential Program CUGSA (Graduate Student Association) Activity Fee of $10. 




    Merit-Based Scholarships
    Every applicant is evaluated for scholarships at the time of acceptance and need not fill out a separate scholarship form. Amounts are awarded in accordance with a student’s academic accomplishments, letters of recommendation, professional work experience and resume.

    Employee Reimbursement
    Many organizations cover some or all of their employee’s tuition costs. Learn more about reimbursement programs by contacting us or your Human Resources department.

    Financial Assistance
    You can finance your graduate academic study through federal loans, including:

    • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    • Federal Direct Loan Application
    • Graduate Student Federal Direct PLUS Loan Application
    • Alternative Student Loans

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    For more information about this program, contact:

    Graduate Admissions Team

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