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  • In-Person

Master’s in Electrical and Computer Engineering at 马会论坛’s

The Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering at 马会论坛鈥檚 University prepares students for rewarding careers in the field of electrical and computer engineering.

Graduates acquire a strong background in theoretical and applied principles of diverse areas such as machine learning, data sciences, parallel processing, communication systems, control systems, digital signal processing, computer networking and computer security. 

Program of Study

The 30-credit-hour Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering allows students to choose between a thesis, project or all-class option. 

The program gives students a flexible curriculum that integrates new developments in computer and electrical engineering, small class sizes and the chance to be involved in faculty research projects. The program may be completed in 18 to 24 months and classes are conveniently offered on campus during the evening. 

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  • Combined Degree Program


    Students can pursue a combined five-year program to complete a Bachelor鈥檚 and Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Combined degree programs allow undergraduate students to begin graduate studies in their junior year and pay the undergraduate tuition rate, a substantial savings. They also shorten the time it takes to earn two degrees.

  • Degree Plans

    The master’s in Electrical and Computer Engineering is a 30-credit-hour program. Students may elect a thesis, project or all-class option. 

    The thesis option consists of 24 credit hours of course work and 6 credit hours of thesis direction. Non-thesis students must complete 27 credit hours of course work and 3 credit hours of a master capstone project. Like the thesis option, the master project must be presented and defended orally before a project committee. The all-class option can include 6 credits outside their major area in consultation with their Program Director. 

    Students can also pursue a combined 5-year program:

  • Courses

    Highlighted courses include:

    • Automatic Control Systems 
    • Communication Systems 
    • Computer Networking 
    • Computer Security 
    • Data Mining 
    • Data Sciences 
    • Digital Signal Processing 
    • Machine Learning 
    • Parallel Processing 
    • Software Engineering 
    • Wireless Communications

18-24
Months Completion
+10.4%
Expected change in employment demand over the next 10 years for Computer Hardware Engineers
$101,000
Average base salary for a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering degree


What can I do with a master’s in Electrical and Computer Engineering?

Career Opportunities

 The degree prepares students for highly technical positions in fields such as: 

  • Machine learning 
  • Data sciences 
  • Robotics 
  • Parallel processing 
  • Computer networking 
  • Communications systems 
  • Semiconductor devices 
  • Embedded systems 
  • Digital systems design 
  • Cyber security 


Admission and Financial Aid

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering, applicants must have a bachelor鈥檚 degree in computer or electrical engineering or a closely related discipline, such as computer science, physics or mathematics. Prerequisite courses may be required for applicants with a bachelor鈥檚 degree in a closely related discipline. The GRE is not required for admission to this program.

International students must submit the TOEFL scores and show a minimum of 80 in the Internet-based test, 213 in the computer-based test or 550 in the paper-based test. A TOEFL score of 80-82 is acceptable with the provision that the student takes EN6301 during the first semester at 马会论坛鈥檚 University.

As an alternative to the TOEFL, international students can take the IELTS test and show a minimum score of 6.5 or better. A score of 6.0 is acceptable with the provision that the student takes EN6301 during the first semester at 马会论坛鈥檚 University. No student will be admitted with score lower than 6.0 in the IELTS test. The third option for an international student is a Duolingo English test score of 115 or above.

To discuss specific admission procedures and requirements for the Public History program, contact the Office of Graduate Admission at 210-436-3101 or graduate@stmarytx.edu.

Financial Aid

马会论坛鈥檚 University offers some academically competitive scholarships, grants and assistantships to enrolled graduate students. As a National Security Agency and U.S. Department of Homeland Security (NSA/DHS) designated National Center for Academic Excellence 鈥揅yber Defense (CAE-CD), students are eligible to apply for cyber-related scholarships funded by external agencies. Active-duty U.S. military, their dependents and Department of Defense employees may be eligible for a tuition discount. 

Please contact the Office of Financial Assistance for additional information or visit the Graduate Financial Aid page.


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