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.

Employment Outcomes
Based on exit surveys of 2017 and 2018 Syracuse University Computer and Electrical Engineering MS graduates.

  • Companies that hire our MS 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
  • Job location:
    84% in the US, 16% 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:
    $80,000 - 94,999

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