Master's of Science (M.S.) in ECE

MS in ECE - Program Locations


Students in the ECE M.S. program are provided with a thorough background in the fundamentals of electrical or computer engineering, as well as the opportunity for in-depth specialization in some particular aspect of these fields. Upon enrollment in the department, students are given the opportunity, with the help of an academic advisor and faculty mentor, to choose an educational program that is consistent with their backgrounds and is best suited to their own academic goals. Additional information about The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) can be found here.

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Four concentrations are available for MS students to choose from, allowing for focused study in a specific area of electrical and computer engineering:

  • Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)
  • Computer Security (CSec)
  • Data and Network Science (DNS)
  • Wireless Systems (WS)

Dual-Degree Offerings

M.S. in Engineering and Technology Innovation Management

Students who are interested in ECE and innovation management may also be interested in this program offered by E&TIM.

M.S. in Technology Ventures

The Master of Science in Technology Ventures equips students with tools and skills to bring high tech ideas to market. Students learn to leverage cutting-edge technologies in order to make a true impact on society.

In partnership with the Integrated Innovation Institute, the dual degree is a five-semester bicoastal program beginning in the fall semester that allows M.S. in Electrical & Computer Engineering students to also obtain a Master of Science in Technology Ventures. In addition to completing ECE requirements in Pittsburgh, students travel to Silicon Valley for an internship at an established startup and fulfill two academic semesters learning about tech transfer and entrepreneurship at our campus in Mountain View, CA.

M.S. in Carnegie Mellon - KMITL

The Carnegie Mellon - KMITL (CMKM) program is a collaboration between Carnegie Mellon University and King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), a leading engineering university in Thailand. The program includes intensive study in electrical and computer engineering with the opportunity to specialize in data science, security, cyber-physical systems, software engineering, and mobility.

Affiliated Programs

Information Networking Institute

Students who are interested in ECE may also be interested in the programs offered by the INI.

M.S in Information Technology - Embedded Software Engineering

Students who are interested in ECE and embedded software engineering may also be interested in the MSIT-ESE program jointly offered by the Institute for Software Research and ECE.

M.S. in Music & Technology

Students who are interested in the technical aspects of sound production, music representation, music signal processing, and sound recording may also be interested in this program offered by the School of Music, Computer Science, and ECE.

M.S. in Energy Science, Technology and Policy

Students who are interested in ECE and interdisciplinary studies in energy may also be interested in the Energy Science, Technology and Policy (ESTP) program offered by the College of Engineering.

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