Master of Science

Master of Science | School of Graduates Studies

Purpose: The primary purpose of the Master of Science in electrical engineering degree program is to prepare individuals for the practice of electrical engineering. The program emphasizes the theory and application of advanced electrical engineering principles utilizing theoretical, computational and analytical methods and tools. The goal of the program is to produce forward-looking engineering professionals who are capable of making significant contributions to society.

Objective: The M.S. in electrical engineering degree program is designed to:

  • Support the student to be successful in his/her academic and professional objectives;
  • Develop an appreciation for research, application, engineering design and the product/ process realization continuum;
  • Develop a consciousness for and commitment to the importance of life-long 
    learning; and
  • Generate a cadre of well-trained engineering professionals.


Admission to Program

Admission requirements to the M.S.E.E. degree program are commensurate with the admission requirements of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants should hold a Bachelors of Science in electrical engineering from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited institution. Applicants holding degrees in computer science, mathematics, physics, and other science and mathematics-related fields and who are currently pursuing careers closely aligned with engineering will be considered for admission to the program. An applicant who has deficiencies in foundation courses, as defined by an advisor or departmental committee, may be required to complete successfully a number of undergraduate courses with a goal of meeting minimum departmental requirements. Undergraduate courses, taken for this purpose, may not be used to fulfill any of the requirements for the master's degree. In addition, applicants must satisfy other requirements as specified by the School of Graduate Studies.

General Requirements

The Master of Science in electrical engineering will provide two degree options in one of four areas of concentration; 1) RADAR, 2) signals intelligence, 3) power and energy and 4) communications. Both options require nine core EEGR courses related to the area of concentration and a minimum of 18 electrical engineering courses taken towards the degree. The course only option requires 33 course credits and a scholarly project, and the thesis option requires 24 credits and two thesis courses (29 credits).

Program of Study
FIRST SEMESTER

Description Credits
EERG Core 3
EERG Core 3
EERG Core 3
Total 9


SECOND SEMESTER

Description Credits
EERG Elective 3
EERG Elective 3
EERG Elective 3
Total 9


THIRD SEMESTER

Description Credits
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective/Thesis 3
Total 9


FOURTH SEMESTER

Description Credits
Elective/Thesis 2/3
Total 2/3

Below are the courses by area of concentration.

RADAR Concentration
Core Courses
EEGR 532: Microwave Transmission
EEGR 624: Detection and Estimation Theory
EEGR 635: Advanced Electromagnetic Theory Electives Courses

Electives Courses
EEGR 507: Applied Probability and Statistical Analysis
EEGR 508: Advanced Linear Systems
EEGR 524: Introduction to RADAR
EEGR 535: Active Microwave Circuit Design
EEGR 536: Antenna Theory and Design
EEGR 542: Microwave Power Devices
EEGR 543: Introduction to Microwaves
EEGR 637: Advanced Antenna Theory
EEGR 503: Communications Theory
EEGR 607: Information Theory
EEGR 610: Wireless Communications
EEGR 551: Digital Signal Processing
EEGR 622: Adaptive Signal Processing
EEGR 623: Pattern Recognition

Signals Intelligence Concentration
Core Courses
EEGR 507: Applied Probability and Statistical Analysis
EEGR 508: Advanced Linear Systems
EEGR 607: Information Theory Electives Courses

Electives Courses
EEGR 503: Communications Theory
EEGR 543: Introduction to Microwaves
EEGR580: Introduction to Cyber Security
EEGR581: Introduction to Network Security
EEGR582: Introduction to Communications Security
EEGR583: Introduction to Security Management
EEGR 520: Digital Image Processing
EEGR 522: Digital Signal & Speech Processing
EEGR 551: Digital Signal Processing
EEGR 620: Digital Image Processing
EEGR 622: Adaptive Signal Processing
EEGR 623: Pattern Recognition
EEGR 624: Detection and Estimation Theory
EEGR 626: Optimization/Numerical Methods
EEGR 679: Cryptography and Information Security
EEGR 722: Advanced Topics in Image Processing

VERY IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT : Beginning Fall 2017, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will NOT be supporting a graduate curriculum in Power and Energy until further notice. All Prospective graduate applicants who are interested in Power or Energy will NOT be considered for admission. Please contact the ECE Graduate Coordinator, Dr. Michel Reece at michel.reece@morgan.edu or call 443-885-4732 for further details.

Power and Energy Concentration
Core Courses
EEGR550: Fundamentals of Energy and Power Systems
EEGR555: Advanced Power Electronics
EEGR554: Renewable Energy Systems Elective Courses

Electives Courses
EEGR 542: Microwave Power Devices
EEGR553: Electric Drives and Machines
EEGR556: Modeling and Control Techniques in Power Electronics
EEGR557: Smart Grid and Building Energy Efficiency
EEGR 635: Advanced Electromagnetic Theory
IEGR512: Advanced Project Management
IEGR572 : Design & Analysis of Energy Systems
IEGR573: Applied Thermodynamics & combustion
IEGR571: Advanced Internal Combustion Engine
CEGR514: Environmental Engineering

Communications Concentration
Core Courses
EEGR 507: Applied Probability and Statistical Analysis
EEGR 508: Advanced Linear Systems
EEGR 607: Information Theory Electives Courses

Electives Courses
EEGR 503: Communications Theory
EEGR 510: Communications Networks
EEGR 605: Digital Communications
EEGR 607: Information Theory
EEGR 608: Error Control Coding
EEGR 610: Wireless Communications
EEGR 543: Introduction to Microwaves
EEGR 536: Antenna Theory and Design
EEGR 551: Digital Signal Processing
EEGR 612: Multi User Communications
EEGR 614: Queueing Networks
EEGR 615: High Speed Networks
EEGR 625: Optical Communication
EEGR 680: Switching Theory: High Speed Networks
EEGR 715: Advanced Topics in Communications