Department of Electrical Engineering
271 Marshall W. Alworth Hall
1023 University Dr.
University of Minnesota Duluth
Duluth, MN 55812
Phone: (218) 726-6147
Fax: (218) 726-7267
Director of Graduate Studies (DGS)
Dr. Jing Bai, Associate Professor
Office: MWAH 255
Phone: (218) 726-8606
Ms. Shey Peterson
Office: MWAH 271
The M.S. graduate program in the Department of Electrical Engineering (MSEE) at UMD provides students the opportunity to advance their knowledge and conduct research in the cutting edge areas of electrical engineering and related fields. The program supports student's study through research supervision, research facilities, learning environment, and administrative assistance.
The MSEE program includes both research and coursework components. The research areas of departmental faculty can be found on the Faculty and Staff page. The program offers graduate level (4000 or above) courses in order for students to master advanced knowledge in their area of research interests and related fields. There are two degree options, Plan A (thesis option) and Plan B (project option). Please visit the Degree Requirements page for detailed information on the two options.
Graduate assistantships are available through teaching assistantships (TAs) from the EE department and research assistantships (RAs) from individual faculty's research grants. Students who are admitted to the MSEE program will be automatically considered for graduate assistantships (25% or 50%) based on their academic and research potential and interest areas. A full scholarship (50%) includes approximately $14,500 salary for the academic year plus tuition waiver for up to 14 credits per semester. Health insurance is available to the graduate assistant and dependents.
After graduation, our students have been well placed in industrial companies or in PhD programs in other universities nationwide. The training that students receive from our program on both engineering insights and problem-solving capability enhances their future career success.