Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineering is based on scientific principles governing the motion of charged particles through conductors, semiconductors, or even a vacuum. These phenomena can be harnessed in a variety of applications such as wireless, optical or satellite communications, control of robots, radio and television broadcasting, development of microelectronics for computers and analog circuits, and development of instruments that aid in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

The master’s program in electrical engineering emphasizes mastery of the field of knowledge and some familiarity with allied areas. It is tailored to meet the needs of the individual with certain general restrictions set by the faculty. The MSEE program consists of at least 30 credits beyond the B.S. degree. A thesis is optional. Students who do not have B.S. degrees in electrical engineering are required to take specified additional courses at the undergraduate or graduate level to make up for deficiencies in their preparation.

View program details in the University Course Catalog

Employment Outcomes

Based on exit surveys from 2017, 2018 and 2019 Syracuse University Computer and Electrical Engineering M.S. graduates.

  • Companies that hire our graduates:2K, Alibaba Inc., Amazon, Amobee, ANSYS Inc, Bank of America, BlueData, ByteDance, Cadence Design Systems, Cerner Corporation, Charles Schwab & Co., Deloitte, Echostar, Ernst & Young, FedEx Services, GCom Software, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Horison Information Strategies, Hulu, IBM, IMSG, Intel, Ipsumm Inc., Legrand, LinkedIn Corporation, Little Maxima, Lockheed Martin, NetEase Games, Netskope, Northrop Grumman, Nvidia, OmniVision Technologies, Paypal, Pefin, Qualcomm Inc., Realtor, Riskval Financial Solutions, Samsung, Servus Credit Union, Sigfig, Solaborate, SK Hynix Memory Solutions, SparkCharge, SRC Inc, State Grid Corporation of China, Tableau, Touchpal, Turkish Petroleum Co., US Renal Care, Vivo Communication Technology Co. Ltd., Vmware, Xignite, Inc, Xilinx, Yahoo
  • In Summer 2018, students interned at: Acceleration Capital Group, Agmodels, Anaren, App Annie, ByteDance, Cadence, China Telecom Americas, Complete Genomics, Eaton Crouse-Hinds Business, Falls Lake Insurance Companies, Financial Engines, GE, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, ICM Controls, Jexet Technologies, MathWorks, MatrixCare, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Omnivision Technologies, Precision Vision, Refrigerated Transport Electronics (RTE), SRC Inc., SunEx Solar, Synopsys, Tencent, TruWeather Solutions, Unimar Inc., Zeenyx
  • Job location: 88% in the US, 12% outside of US
  • Job location within US: 34% San Francisco Bay Area, 10% Metropolitan New York City, 8% Syracuse/Central New York, 3% Metropolitan Los Angeles, 3% Washington (Seattle), 3% Metropolitan Baltimore/Washington, DC, 2% Texas (Austin/Dallas/Houston),  32% Other
  • Job titles: Net Developer, Associate Software Engineer, Electrical Product Engineer, Embedded Systems Software Engineer, Founder, iOS Developer, Java Developer, Jr. Software Engineer, MTS-2 Software Engineer, Principal Engineer, Program Engineer/ Software Engineer, Programmer Analyst, Research Engineer, RF Engineer, Systems Design Engineer, Senior Engineer, Senior Product and Applications Engineer, Senior Software Engineer, Software Developer, Software Engineer, System operator, Technology Analyst, Test Engineer
  • Base salary range: less than $45,000 – $120,000 or more
  • Median base salary range: $75,000 – 84,999

Student Profile

Ziqi Xu, G’19, Taiyuan, Shanxi Province

As Ziqi Xu neared the completion of her master’s in electrical engineering, she was already admitted to three top research universities for her Ph.D. education. In addition to her academic strengths and hard work, she attributes her success to Syracuse University’s supportive and friendly academic environment and several brilliant professors. When she came to SU, she was interested in the broad field of digital communications. A core course in electromagnetic fields helped her determine her long-term direction. Her future research will focus on novel techniques to further miniaturize antennas to enable faster and more efficient information transfer.

The guidance and recommendations Ziqi received from her professors at SU gave her knowledge and lifelong skills. Graduate education at the College of Engineering and Computer Science was, in her words, “an opportunity to develop my future. I learned not to depend only on professors and lecture notes. I have become a more independent learner. Now, I also can really arrange my own life.”