M.Sc. On Campus

Electrical Engineering

University of Nevada, Reno

12 months
21006 USD/year
21006 USD/year
5352 USD/year
Tuition fee
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 The M.S. in Electrical Engineering at University of Nevada, Reno offers you the range of education needed to take on leadership roles within electrical engineering as well as conduct original research in the field.


The Electrical Engineering program offered by University of Nevada, Reno is designed to be flexible, with few required courses so that you can work with your faculty advisors to select coursework suited to your interests and career goals.

Our program has two degree options:

  • Thesis option: You complete coursework in electrical engineering and write a thesis on a specific topic of interest within the field. Primary areas of focus in our department include image and signal processing, electromagnetics and microwaves, and power systems and renewable energy.
  • Non-thesis option: You complete a professional paper and comprehensive examination in lieu of an academic thesis. Your comprehensive exams will have both an oral and written component. The written exam focuses on topics covered during your coursework, while the oral exam also includes your professional paper. 


The objective of the M.S. program in Electrical Engineering is to prepare students for careers in industry, research labs, or for admission to nationally recognized doctoral programs. The program provides students with advanced knowledge and research skills in one of the specialties within electrical engineering. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Image and signal analysis
  • Electromagnetics and microwaves,
  • Optical communication
  • Power and 
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Random Signal Analysis and Estimation Theory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30-32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
156 (quantitative)
3.5 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent from a regionally accredited institution
  • Minimum undergraduate grade point average (on a 4.0 scale):
  • 3 for a master’s degree
  • Online application
  • Official transcripts from every institution attended for a complete history of your education
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • If you don't have a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, you must show competency in circuits and signals and systems. You can either complete a specified undergraduate course in these topics or show mastery by completing an exam. Exceptions to these requirements may be made for students who show excellence in one or more areas of electrical engineering. If you do not meet these admissions requirements, you may be admitted by completing certain electrical engineering courses as a graduate special student. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21006 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    21006 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21006 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    5352 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5352 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Reno

860 - 1230 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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