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Why an M.E.E.?

A Professional Master's in Electrical Engineering (M.E.E.) degree can enhance and strengthen a career in industry. The degree is designed for the student who wishes to expand his or her engineering knowledge, without completing a thesis. The degree emphasizes practical aspects of engineering, combined with management and communication coursework.

An M.E.E. degree at Rice University provides in-depth instruction in a wide variety of specialization areas, shaping students into leaders in their respective fields, and increasing their know-how. A non-thesis degree that can be completed in three or four semesters, the degree is a bridge to industry, designed to provide advanced learning and specialized training in the applied aspects of ECE technology.

M.E.E. Salary Information

A Master's in Electrical Engineering tops Monster.com's list of top 10 best-paying Master's degrees, with a median salary of $121,000, more than the listed median for other engineering fields, including Computer Science.

Our graduates have gone on to work at organizations such as IBM, Facebook, Schlumberger, Oracle, Lockheed Martin, Intel, Dell, Intuit, HP, and Cyberonics. Additionally, some students have used the M.E.E. to gain additional experience before pursuing a Ph.D.

What our Graduates Say:

"The M.E.E. program gave me exposure to the current tools and state of industry, as well as the expected skill set of new hires."

"The M.E.E. is a great program, which provides a lot of flexibility, allowing me to pursue what I like. I feel lucky to have been an M.E.E. student at Rice."

"I have taken various courses in Computer Engineering. All the courses at Rice deepened my understanding and also improved my programming skills."

"The M.E.E. gave me the ability to approach problems analytically, and the tools (knowledge) to solve a problem."