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Why study a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering online at OSU?

The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) program is designed for students who wish to discover new knowledge via a research-oriented degree that culminates with a thesis. It is ideal for those who aspire to earn a doctorate degree in electrical engineering.
OSU’s online engineering graduate degrees are listed in the top 10 online learning programs.


Online learning through the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology (CEAT) provides a flexible alternative to traditional on-campus courses as a convenient way to earn your degree whenever your career or other life commitments prevent you from taking classes on campus in a traditional setting.


Online students utilize Canvas, OSU's online learning portal to watch lectures, turn in assignments and communicate with classmates and professors.   


Courses taught online are of identical quality and instruction as those taught in traditional classrooms. CEAT Online Learning and the ECE faculty are here to help our students succeed!


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The Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree is an academic, research-based degree offered under the OSU Graduate College Traditional Path (Plan 1) including a thesis.  It is intended for students who wish to make fundamental contributions to the understanding and practice of engineering science and techniques.  It is also intended to prepare students for the PhD program.  The degree requires 30 hours of graduate level credit, including six hours of thesis credit.  Specific requirements for the degree are listed in the ECE Memorandum to Graduate Students.




Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit application materials at least six months prior to the start of the semester.


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Students enrolled in the Electrical Engineering master's program will complete 30 credit hours during the course of their studies. Cost estimates below are calculated based on 2022-2023 rates. Additional cost details and OSU’s tuition and fee estimator are available on the Bursar website.

2022-2023 Estimated Cost
  Resident Non-Resident
Total cost per credit hour 533.60 663.80
Total cost per 3-credit hour course 1,600.80 1,991.40
Total program cost based on 30 hours 16,008.00 19,914.00

* This is only an estimate of cost, based on currently approved 2022-2023 rates. Cost estimates do not include textbooks, exams, or course expenses, nor do they factor in individual transfer credits or scholarship information. Cost will vary if not enrolled in a fully online degree program. Active-duty military may qualify for resident tuition rate. Tuition and fees are subject to change at any time without prior notice. Full disclaimer



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