UMKC Catalog


Program Description: Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

The University of Missouri-Kansas City has created an exciting and uniquely designed program of graduate study leading to the master of science in electrical engineering. This degree offers several options: thesis or non-thesis, with the latter available with an electric power focus area. In the thesis option, the student has the opportunity to engage in research that builds upon coursework to reach the forefront in the chosen area. This degree option prepares graduates for a wide variety of future opportunities, whether it be in corporate research, product development, management or entrepreneurial endeavors. It also prepares graduates for doctoral studies. The overall goal is to put graduates into a position to be leading technology developers and innovators. The non-thesis option provides the student opportunities to study topics such as wireless communications, signal processing, computer architectures, digital systems, VLSI design, embedded system design, low-power chip design, image processing, computational electromagnetics, antenna theory, computer networking and neural networks. Alternately, the student can select the electric power focus, designed to fit easily into the schedule of full-time working engineers. The specialty has been developed in coordination with industry, engineering firms and utilities. Contact info: (816) 235-1193,