Electrical Engineering Master of Science 

The Electrical Engineering Master of Science is an interdisciplinary, practice-oriented program in the College of Engineering. Benefit from hands-on research opportunities, and investigate the mechanisms that support the technological fabric of our lives, including computers and the internet.

As a master’s student, you’ll enjoy a flexible range of courses with many opportunities for electives to fit your particular academic and professional interests. Work closely with an advisor to chart a personalized course through the program. 

The small size and welcoming environment of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and its faculty make for a uniquely engaged learning experience. Professors operate according to an open-door policy, so you can visit them regularly outside of class to brainstorm independent research projects, discuss questions or talk through issues of professional development. The diverse personal and professional experiences of the student body add value to class projects, discussions and group work.    

Credit Requirements

The Electrical Engineering MS requires a minimum of 30 credit hours.

Classes & Curriculum

The Electrical Engineering degree comes with a great deal of flexibility: You can choose to study full or part time, with most classes beginning after 4:30 p.m. Many students finish their requirements in two years, though the time limit for completion is five years. Some students enter the master’s program directly from an undergraduate degree to complete the program full time. Many students work in industry while completing their master’s degree part time.

Take a look at the full list of required courses.

You’ll choose one of three tracks.


  • 24 credits of course work
  • six credits of thesis work


  • 27 credits of didactic course work
  • three credits of project work

Course work

  • 30 credits of didactic course work

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Master of Science in Electrical Engineering offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. These tuition costs apply to the 2023–2024 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $1,280.00 per credit
Out-of-state: $1,675.00 per credit

You can view the full Cost of Attendance breakdown on the Student Financial Services website.

The College of Engineering reflects the diversity that has always been a hallmark of life at Temple. With students from all 50 states, 129 countries and with cultural backgrounds of all kinds, Temple’s classrooms are enriched with countless perspectives, giving students a global point of view across disciplines and fields, and strengthening bonds that encourage success among students.

As a community, Temple’s shared responsibility is to enhance the quality of life for all members of the Temple community, providing a safe, supportive and welcoming environment in which to learn, work and grow.

Electrical engineering student working with wiring

Additional Program Information