Master's in Electrical Engineering (M.S.E.)

Apply scientific and engineering principles to identify, formulate, and solve complex problems; utilize modern methodologies and tools in the problem solving process; and effectively communicate.

Pride points

  • 96% of graduate students are working or continuing their education after earning their degree

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  • $80K-$90K median starting salary for recent master's and P.h.D. College of Engineering and Applied Sciences graduates working full time

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  • 96% of graduate students working full time after graduation have a job related to their degree

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Is the 30-33 credit hour master's program right for me?

Are you seeking to complete an advanced degree to make an impact in your current organization or perhaps you want to finish before launching your professional career? Western has two options:

  • 33-credit-hour course work option: The master’s degree requirement is 33 graduate credit hours with the course work option, at least 17 credits (minimum of 50%) must be taken at the 6000-level and electives must be approved by the department.
  • 30-credit-hour thesis option: 24 hours of approved courses, six hours of ECE 7000: Master’s Thesis and successful thesis defense.


Students applying to the WMU M.S.E. in electrical engineering are not required to submit GRE scores. Graduate applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. For domestic applicants, this typically occurs within two to four weeks after all documents have been received. For international applicants, this typically occurs within four to six weeks after all documents have been reviewed. Each application receives a holistic review; the committee considers all the credentials of an applicant and does not base a decision on any one item. There are other factors that also impact decisions, including the pool of applicants, open seats, etc. You are encouraged to submit and complete your application as soon as you can.


How can I fund my graduate degree?

Graduate education can be expensive. At Western, we strive to help make it affordable. You can fund your graduate degree through federal aid, loans, scholarships, grants, research assistantships, teaching assistantships and more.

Your research opportunities

When you pursue advanced degrees in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at WMU, you may participate in research with faculty and other graduate students in multiple areas that impact people and the world.



Graduate support at WMU

Dr. Damon Miller

  • Applying as well as studying theory is an essential element of engineering education.

    Dr. Damon Miller, associate professor