University of Washington Bothell

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering


Master of Science in Electrical Engineering


Gain advanced, in-depth knowledge across a breath of electrical engineering topics and use state-of-the-art technology. Become an innovator, researcher and technical leader in your profession.

  • 46 credit curriculum
  • Part- or full-time enrollment
  • Afternoon and evening classes designed for working professionals
  • Coursework-based masters with thesis option
  • Research opportunities with faculty

Students tailor their path through the program and choose the coursework or thesis option. These pathways give students the opportunity to acquire advanced skills and further conceptual understanding of electrical engineering. Alumni are ready to advance in their careers with the skills to design, analyze and optimize electronic and electrical systems.

Interested in switching your career to electrical engineering?

Gain the background or refresh your skills to prepare to go into the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering. Take six graduate-level courses in nine months to build a strong foundation in DC circuit analysis, digital systems, device electronics, AC circuits and power, signals and systems, and embedded systems.

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Application Deadline 

Autumn  2023

April 3, 2023 (International)
May 1, 2023 (Domestic)

Winter 2024

October 2, 2023

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Watch our latest Electrical Engineering Research Talk 

Next generation memory technology: a Resistive Random-Access (ReRAM) Memory

Dr. Seungkeun Choi, associate professor and EE program coordinator, and Moosa Raza, MSEE candidate, talk about the fundamentals of a ReRAM device and presents the most recent outcomes researched by Moosa.  Watch the ReRAM talk

Privacy-Preserving Cyber-Physical System Design

Dr. Sunwoong "Sunny" Kim, assistant professor, and Sharmila Devi Kannivelu, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering alumna and FPGA engineer at Amazon Prime Air, talk about cryptography techniques used to defend against network attacks and a method to remove noise in encrypted images without decryption is introduced.  Watch the Privacy-Preserving System Design talk

Find out more about the MSEE degree

In this video, hear from our faculty and alumni about the electrical engineering field, our curriculum and faculty research and how the MSEE program can shape your future career.

Fast Facts on MSEE Graduates

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  • 55% of our students attend the program in preparation for new employment
  • More than half of graduates are employed full time upon graduation, some not yet employed or other
  • More than half of graduates received job offers prior or within four months of graduation, some others maintained their current employment
  • 100% of our MSEE graduates have employment directly or somewhat related to their graduate degree
  • 25% is the average increase in salary upon the completion of the degree program (of those that reported receiving an increase)
  • Income brackets before and after graduation for full-time employment increased: some of those making $50-99.99K and $100-159.99K now make between $100-159.99K or more than $160k 
  • 94% of our graduates strongly recommend or recommend UW Bothell

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Looking for the thesis final exam schedule? Find it on the thesis defense shedule page.