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Master of Science in Electrical EngineeringMaster of Science in Engineering ScienceElectrical Engineer DegreeDoctor of Philosophy
   
Master of Engineering (Major in Electrical Eng.), Distance learning onlySpecial Program: Master of Science in Engineering Science with major in Electrical Engineering, open to graduates of the Bettis Reactor Engineering School (Distance learning only)

 Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

A Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or its equivalent is required. Credits earned at the Naval Postgraduate School and credits from the validation of appropriate courses at other institutions are combined to achieve the degree equivalence.

To complete the course requirements for the master's degree, a student needs a minimum of 52 credit hours of graduate level work. There must be a minimum of 36 credits in the course sequence 3000 - 4999 of which at least 24 credits must be in Electrical and Computer Engineering. The remainder of these 36 credits must be in engineering, mathematics, physical science, and/or computer science. Specific courses may be required by the department and at least four courses that total a minimum of 12 credits, must be in the course sequence 4000 - 4999.

An acceptable thesis for a minimum of 16 credits must be presented to, and approved by, the department.

Specific application criteria and forms are available here.

 Master of Science in Engineering Science with concentration in Electrical Engineering [up]

Students with acceptable academic backgrounds may enter a program leading to the degree Master of Science in Engineering Science. The program of each student seeking this degree must contain at least 52 credit hours of graduate level work including 36 credit hours in the course sequence 3000 - 4000. Of these 36 course credits, at least 20 must be in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and an additional 12 must be in engineering, mathematics, physical science and/or computer science. At least 12 of the 36 must be in the course sequence 4000-4999. All students must submit an acceptable thesis of at least 16 credit hours. This program provides depth and diversity through specially arranged course sequences to meet the needs of the Navy and the interests of the individual. The department Chairman's approval is required for all programs leading to this degree.

Specific application criteria and forms are available here.

 Master of Engineering with major in Electrical Engineering [up]

The MEng (EE) degree is a coursework based degree designed for Distance Learning (DL) students. Its goal is to provide the academic background and education to prepare practicing engineers to analyze and to specify characteristics of electronic systems and to design component parts of such systems. Programs leading to the MEng(EE) degree are intended primarily for students with a recent BSEE degree. However, students with an undergraduate degree in a related field of science or engineering who by virtue of their education and on-the-job experience are able to successfully undertake a program in a particular area of specialization could also enroll. A candidate for the MEng(EE) degree must complete a minimum of 32 quarter credit hours of graduate level work including a minimum of 10 quarter credit hours corresponding to a minimum of 3 graded, advanced level graduate ECE courses, and a minimum of 5 graduate level ECE courses. Additional courses may be taken in other approved engineering disciplines. Specific application criteria and forms are available here.

 Master of of Science in Engineering Science with concentration in Electrical Engineering, open to graduates of the Bettis Reactor Engineering School only (BRES) [up]

The objective of this special distance learning program is to provide both naval officers and civilian employees of Naval Reactors (NR), an advanced education leading to a Master of Science in Engineering Science with major in Electrical Engineering. This is a non-thesis program for individuals who work as engineers and who wish to pursue a master's degree via Distance Learning. Entrance into this program is restricted to individuals who have successfully completed the Bettis Reactor Engineering School (BRES). Specific application criteria is available here.

 Electrical Engineer Degree [up]

Students with strong academic backgrounds may enter a program leading to the degree Electrical Engineer.

A minimum of 96 total graduate credits is required for the award of the engineer's degree of which at least 24 must be in accepted thesis research and at least 54 credits must be in Electrical and Computer Engineering courses.

At least 36 of the total hours are to be in courses in the sequence 4000 - 4999. Approval of all programs must be obtained from the Chairman, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Specific application criteria and forms are available here

 Doctor of Philosophy [up]

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has an active program leading to the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Joint programs with other departments are possible. A noteworthy feature of these programs is that the student's research may be conducted away from the Naval Postgraduate School in a cooperating laboratory or other installation of the Federal Government. The degree requirements are as outlined under the general school requirements for the doctor's degree.

Specific application criteria is available here.

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