Prospective Student Information
The Department of Electrical Engineering (EE) at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) welcomes applications from students interested in pursuing a graduate degree at the master's level. The EE department has active research programs in four major research areas
that include communications and signal processing, medical instrumentation and control systems, VLSI and microelectronics, and intelligent transportation systems. Faculty and students have a close working relationship. We strive for research that balances laboratory and theoretical studies. Although most candidates will have completed a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or a related field, students in other engineering fields, physics or mathematical sciences are encouraged to apply. Apply Now
The goal of the MSEE program at the University of Minnesota Duluth
is to provide EE graduate students and practicing engineers the opportunity
to expand their knowledge in the field of electrical and computer
engineering. The department is committed to offering research and knowledge
development recognizing the importance of collaboration between between
students and faculty to solve complex engineering problems.
The MSEE degree combines scholarship and research in a program oriented towards students and engineering practitioners in the private and public sectors who are interested in advanced coursework and applied research. The program requires 31 credits of graduate coursework and applied research focusing on core departmental strengths of communications and signal processing, VLSI and nanoscale optoelectronics, medical instrumentation and control systems, and intelligent transportation systems. There are two options for completing an MSEE degree: Plan A
option), and Plan B
(project option). Plan A involves writing and defending a thesis which requires in-depth research equivalent to 10 credits out of total 31 credits. Plan B involves a capstone project equivalent to 3 credits (out of 31 total credits) and targets those students or practicing engineers who wish to have a hands-on learning experience solving technical problems preferably teaming up with an industrial counterpart.