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The Master of Science program in Electrical Engineering is designed to provide students with in-depth knowledge and skills within Electrical and Computer Engineering as well as opportunities to expand their proficiency to new areas in the field.

M.S. Electrical Engineering

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Who Should Apply

Anyone with a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a closely related field with an overall GPA of 2.75 may apply. Prerequisite courses may be required for students with an unrelated degree or lower GPA.

Application Requirements

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Areas of Research

Areas of Instruction & Research

Illustrative of the areas from which students select courses that will prepare them for their area of special interest are the following blocks of Engineering courses for graduate students. View Information.

Sustainable Energy & Smart Power Systems

Develop renewable energy sources and design smart power grids with high efficiency, stability, and reliability

Intellegent Medical Devices & Computing

Design artificially intelligent systems for automated medical therapeutics and computational models for analyzing human-device interactions.

Ubiquitous Sensing & Computing

Develop ubiquitous computing systems using new sensor technologies, local and global (Internet) networks, hardware interfaces, and embedded computers.

Wireless & Quantum Communications & Signal Processing

Design 5G/6G networks with MIMO antenna technologies, next-generation wireless communication protocols, and signal processing algorithms.

Autonomous Robotics & Systems

Design components and systems of intelligent machines capable of performing tasks autonomously and integrating engineering disciplines to design complex systems.


Choose a Path

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Research Path

With the approval of an ECE advisor, choose 24 units of 4000/5000 level courses as well as 6 units of thesis research credits.

Comprehensive Path

With the approval of an ECE advisor, choose 30 units of 4000/5000 level courses and take the comprehensive exam in two areas.

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Study in the Heart of Los Angeles

Conveniently located near downtown Los Angeles, Cal State LA is easily accessible by major freeways.

Up to 80% Less Tuition

Our tuition and fees are 50% - 80% lower than the other universities in Southern California. U.S. News & World Report recognized Cal State LA for its affordability, ranking among the top 10 in the West for graduates with least debt.

At our top-ranked engineering program, a Master's Degree in Materials Science and Engineering at Cal State LA is a great value for the quality education you will receive.

After This Program You Will Be

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  • Able to design a system, component, or process
  • Meet the needs within economic, environmental, health & safety, or other constraints
  • Equipped to use state-of-art engineering and computer tools
  • Prepared to apply for high-profile electrical and computer engineering jobs
  • Ready to pursue a Ph.D. in Electrical or Computer Engineering or related fields

Simple To Apply

GRE and Recommendation letters are NOT required
Minimum GPA of 2.75
(Promising applicants with GPA between 2.5 and 2.74 may be admitted and are encouraged to apply)

Application Period for Fall 2023

October 1, 2022 - Febuary 15, 2023

Reach Out

Contact us with questions about the program
Email: [email protected]