M.S. in Electrical Engineering

The Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of St. Thomas has been crafted to benefit your career. As a technical master’s degree, this advanced and balanced master’s-level education will provide you with substantive project or thesis opportunities that can increase your earning potential and improve your future project opportunities.

Our master’s degree in electrical engineering has been designed to provide you with both breadth and depth in electrical engineering at an advanced level. Our program has considerable sustainable and alternative-energy power emphasis through coursework and the Renewable Energy and Alternative Laboratory. You will have access to this state-of-the-art research and development facility that focuses on the design, integration, and control of distributed energy resources in a micro grid.

Designed to meet the needs of working professionals as well as full-time graduate students, classes meet evenings and on Saturdays.

Entrance Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited educational institution in the U.S. (or international equivalent).  Engineering and physics majors can finish the M.S. in Electrical Engineering program in two years.

  • An overall grade-point-average (GPA) of at least 2.7 out of 4.0. (Applicants with a GPA less than 2.7 will be considered for provisional admission with their professional experience factored into the decision.)

Degree Requirements

To complete the requirements for the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, students must successfully complete 10 courses (30 graduate semester credits) and maintain a GPA of at least 2.7.

Required Courses and Electives

REQUIRED COURSES [6 courses = 18 credits]: Select two courses from each of the following three topic areas.

Communications, Network and Signals [2 courses = 6 credits]
Select ETLS 620 and one additional course from this topic area.

  • ETLS 620 Analog Communication Systems (required)
  • ETLS 621 Digital Communication Systems
  • ETLS 751 Electromagnetic Fields and Waves
  • SEIS 645 Computer and Network Communication

Energy Sources and Power Systems [2 courses = 6 credits]
Select ETLS 744 and one additional course from this topic area:

  • ETLS 744 Power Systems (required)
  • ETLS 745 Power Systems Operations and Control
  • ETLS 746 Power Electronics
  • ETLS 747 Electrical Machines
  • ETLS 748 Renewable Energy Generation

Controls and Embedded Systems [2 courses = 6 credits]
Select ETLS 810 and one additional course from this topic area:

  • ETLS 774 Introduction to Mechatronics
  • ETLS 789 Simulations and Visualization of Dynamic Systems
  • ETLS 810 Advanced Controls (required)
  • SEIS 741 Embedded Microprocessor Design
  • SEIS 742 Advanced Microprocessor

ELECTIVE COURSES [4 courses = 12 credits] : 
Please discuss project and elective options with your advisor.

If you choose to do an Engineering Design Project, you will need to complete both sections (6 credits) of ETLS 881 and two additional elective courses:

  • 2 Electives (6 credits) AND
  • ETLS 881 Engineering Project (2 sections required = 6 credits) 

If after meeting with your advisor, you do NOT choose to do an Engineering Design Project, please select four (4) elective courses (12 credits) instead.

Here is a sample of ETLS electives:

  • ETLS 504 Excellence in Operations
  • ETLS 505 Managerial Accounting/Performance Management
  • ETLS 506 Statistical Methods for Manufacturing Quality
  • ETLS 601 Program/Project/Team Management
  • Electives may also be selected from the Required Courses listed above or from other master's programs at UST; e.g. Graduate Programs in Software (SEIS courses).

Course Sequence

Please meet with your advisor for this program, Dr. Greg Mowry, early in your program to determine the best class sequence, as some classes are only offered bi-annually.  

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