M.Sc. On Campus

Electrical Engineering

Pennsylvania State University

12 months
40812 USD/year
24586 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The general areas of graduate research in Electrical Engineering at Pennsylvania State University are electromagnetics and optics; electronics and photonics; communications, computers, networking, and signal processing; and control and power systems.


The Electrical Engineering program at Pennsylvania State University has two options, both requiring a total of 32 credits: a thesis option culminating in a thesis accepted by the advisers and/or committee members, the head of the graduate program, and the Graduate School; and a paper option ending with a satisfactory scholarly paper.


Specializations available in this program include:

  • microwaves, antennas, and propagation;
  • electro-optics and nonlinear optics;
  • remote sensing and space systems;
  • materials and devices;
  • circuits and networks;
  • VLSI;
  • communications;
  • networking;
  • signal and image processing;
  • computer vision and pattern recognition;
  • control systems; and
  • power systems.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Linear Integrated Circuits
  • Electro Optics - Systems and Computing
  • Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics
  • Electro-Optics Laboratory
  • Lasers and Optical Electronics
  • Nonlinear Optical Materials
  • Engineering Electromagnetics
  • Manufacturing Methods in Microelectronics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants are required to submit:

  • scores from the GRE General Test,
  • three letters of reference,
  • a personal statement of relevant experience and goals,
  • a resume, 
  • official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended,
  • and a supplemental application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40812 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40812 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    24586 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24586 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for University Park

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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


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