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The Master’s Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering equips you with the depth and breadth of knowledge and relevant skills needed to succeed in today’s engineering world while offering you the prestige, affordability, flexibility you want in a Master’s degree. Gain a credential that commands attention with the Purdue University School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

This fully-online Master’s program will enable you to gain deep knowledge in your chosen area of interest in as little as three semesters. You will build ‘breadth at the edges’ of your chosen technical area by taking a number of 1 credit courses (each 5 weeks in duration) from a rich suite of options. This unique educational experience will make you a leading expert in your focus area and, at the same time, sharpen your ability to communicate with diverse groups. Our world-class faculty members will help you develop innovative thinking approaches to address practical complex problems. Throughout your program you will be supported by a dedicated Faculty Advisor(s) and a team of professionals to help you plan and support your envisioned career path.

This fully online program enables students to take a deep dive into electrical and computer engineering and choose from 7 broad tracks: Automatic Control, Communications, Networking, Signal & Image Processing, Computer Engineering, Fields and Optics, Microelectronics & Nanotechnology, Power and Energy Systems, and VLSI and Circuit Design.


30 Credit Hours

Fully Online

1-4 Years


The Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering requires 30 credit hours of coursework. We offer three credit hour and one credit hour courses.

Curriculum Breakdown:

  • Core Courses - 6 hours
  • Graduate Math Courses - 6 hours
  • Primary Focus Courses - 9 hours
  • Elective Courses - 9 hours

Students will have the flexibility to focus on a specific area of interest by selecting one of the following areas:


A full Master’s program application includes the following:

  • An undergraduate Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent from an accredited institution
  • Transcripts from all universities attended
  • A Personal Statement
  • A professional resume
  • 3 Contacts to submit letters of recommendation
  • TOEFL: Required for international students only

Prerequisite Coursework

Math Background: Three semesters of Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra

Engineering Background:Preferred undergraduate background in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Applied Physics, Mathematics, or Applied Mathematics

Application Deadlines

For Spring Start:

  • Priority Admissions: November 1
  • Final Admissions: December 31

For Fall Start:

  • Priority Admissions: July 1
  • Final Admissions: July 31


$750 per credit hour (includes tuition and fees)

Financial Aid is available. All federal financial aid benefits and restrictions apply to enrolled MSECE students. Federal aid enrollment requirements apply.