Electrical Engineering (M.S.)


The department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has been a leader in innovation for more than a century.  The ECE faculty prepare students for the vast, fast-paced field of electrical and computer engineering by emphasizing the fundamentals, while teaching them how to think creatively and work collaboratively.

Master of Science (M.S.) in Electrical Engineering

Areas of Study

  • Adaptive radar and sonar
  • Biomedical sensing and signals
  • Communications
  • Computer-aided design
  • Computer architecture
  • Computer networks and protocols
  • Control systems
  • Digital communications
  • Digital image processing
  • Digital signal processing
  • Distributed systems
  • Electromagnetics
  • Embedded systems
  • EUV lasers
  • Haptic interfaces
  • Heterogeneous computing
  • Integrated sensing and processing
  • Medical imaging
  • Microwave engineering
  • Mobile and satellite communications
  • Molecular imaging
  • Molecular optoelectronics
  • Neural networks
  • Optical databases
  • Optical properties of semiconductors
  • Optimization for communication, control, and signal processing
  • Optoelectronics
  • Parallel architectures
  • Quantum electronics and semiconductor processing
  • Radar metrology
  • Reconfigurable computing
  • Remote sensing
  • Robotics
  • Semiconductor growth and processing
  • Semiconductor lasers
  • Sensor networks
  • Statistical signal processing
  • Ultrafast dynamics of novel semiconductor materials
  • Ultrafast lasers
  • Ultrafast molecular control
  • VLSI design and testing
  • Wireless systems
  • X-ray lasers


  • This program is offered in-person or online.

Next Steps

Accelerated Master’s Program

Earn your master’s degree in less time and at a significant cost savings. Visit our Accelerated Master’s Program webpage to learn about your eligibility for this AMP. Contact your department representative to learn about the application process.

Western Regional Graduate Program

As an eligible resident of a Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) member state or territory, you may be admitted to the on-campus format of this program, yet pay resident tuition rates. Only on-campus formats are WRGP eligible. Visit our WRGP webpage to learn about eligibility and the application process.


Coursework, credit requirements, and more information is available in the Colorado State University general catalog. Please contact your department representative with program-related questions.

Student Employment

Graduate students interested in employment positions (GTA, GRA, GSA appointments and hourly positions) should contact their advisor and their departmental graduate coordinator for the process to apply.

Financial Aid