Electrical Engineering - Master of Engineering


The Program Educational Objectives for the Master of Engineering Program in Electrical Engineering are:

  1. That graduates successfully apply advanced skills and techniques in three or more areas of emphasis.
  2. That graduates obtain relevant, productive employment with the private sector or in government and/or pursue additional advanced degrees.

The Masters of Engineering in Electrical Engineering (M.E.E.E.) is a coursework-only option for obtaining a master’s degree. The requirement is a total of 30 credits of graduate course work, including passing with a grade of B- or better six Graduate Expanded Core Courses, from at least three different areas of emphasis. No oral exam is required.  Masters students employed by the Klipsch School as a Graduate Assistant for 10 or more hours/week for two or more semesters must complete their degree as Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) with the thesis option.


The NMSU Graduate School has general requirements for graduation and time tables for submitting required paperwork during your program of study and prior to graduation. Consult the Graduate School Catalog for more detailed information.  In particular, review the Graduate School Academic Calendar for applicable deadlines.  Many of the necessary forms can be downloaded from the graduate school page.

  1. Six expanded core courses from at least three different areas of emphasis with a grade of B- or better
  2. Students may transfer equivalent courses taken from other ABET-accredited universities, in accordance with the transfer policy (item 7, below).  The most recent NMSU instructor determines equivalency of a course taken at another university.
  3. At least 18 credits of course work must be at or above the 500 level.
  4. At least 18 credits of course work must be in the Klipsch School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
  5. At least half of the coursework credits must be taken with other than a single professor.
  6. Any coursework more than seven years old at the time of degree completion will not be included in the Master’s degree program.
  7. A maximum of 6 credits of graduate coursework taken at another institution may be transferred in, if those credits logically fit into the student’s graduate program.  The advisor decides which courses fit. Graduate School approval of transfer credit is required.  Students must complete the Master’s Transfer of Credit Form.
  8. Credits of E E 490, C S 457/467/477/487, and COMM 485 do not count toward a graduate degree. Credits of E E 590, Selected Topics, are limited to a total of six credits.
  9. All graduate credits must have letter grades of A, B, or C, or pass/fail grades of S (Satisfactory).  At the graduate level, a pass/fail grade of S corresponds to a letter grade of A or B.
  10.  Up to 6 credits earned on another master’s degree at NMSU may be allowed to count toward an M.E.E.E. degree, if those credits fit into a logical graduate program.
  1. To apply for degree, the student runs a STAR audit and brings the printout  to the advisor.  The advisor reviews this checklist and signs off on it.  At that point, the student can bring to the front office. The Graduate School requests that the Application for Candidacy be filed after the student has completed 12 hours of coursework.  The Graduate School requires that a student’s NMSU cumulative graduate grade-point average must be at least 3.0 at the time of applying for candidacy.  Our department has the additional requirement that the NMSU GPA of the courses listed on the Application for Admission to Candidacy must be at least 3.0.
  2. File an Application for Degree (Diploma) with the Office of the Registrar by the last day to register or add a course for the semester or summer session you plan to graduate. If you fail to complete all degree requirements by the deadline specified on the “Application for Degree (Diploma),” you forfeit any fees paid, and you must reapply and pay all required fees for the term in which you complete all degree requirements.
  3. Although not mandatory, students admitted with a bachelor’s degree in a field other than electrical engineering, or equivalent, are strongly encouraged to complete deficiency coursework as early as possible in the program.
  4. Each area of specialization may have additional requirements.


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