Electrical Engineering (MS)

Program Description

The headphones around your neck, the turn signal in your car, the webcam above your screen — each of these was made possible by an electrical engineer. In fact, all electronics devices receive the attention, the design, and the creative input of electrical engineers.

As a student in the master's in Electrical Engineering program, you’ll use what you’ve already learned about physics, chemistry, and mathematics create the products of tomorrow. We support this kind of initiative by providing top-flight laboratories — home to developments in microwaves, VLSI design, and robotics — as well as a faculty dedicated to advanced research.

The program will prepare you for a professional career as an entrepreneur, a practicing engineer in industry, business or government at an advanced level, or to pursue a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering. You can choose a concentration from a number of stimulating fields, including the following:

  • Communications, Networking and Signal Processing
  • Computer Engineering and VLSI
  • Energy systems and power electronics
  • Electromagnetics and analog/RF/Biomedical circuits
  • Systems, control, and robotics


Admission to graduate programs in the Tandon School of Engineering requires the following minimum components:

  • Résumé/CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Proficiency in English

The NYU Tandon Graduate Admissions website has additional information on school-wide admission.

Some programs may require additional components for admissions.

See the program's How to Apply for department-specific admission requirements and instructions.

Entrance Requirements

Admission to the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering Program requires a Bachelor’s in Electrical and/or Computer Engineering from an accredited institution, with a GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher. The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required for all applicants. Students who do not have a prior BS degree in Electrical and/or Computer Engineering but have strong background in their chosen focus areas of study and sufficient mathematics preparation may be considered for admission.