Graduate Program Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Electrical and Computer Engineering Master's Degree and Doctorate Overview

PSU Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science

Join the largest Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate program in the Pacific Northwest and accelerate your career with a master’s or doctoral degree. The ECE graduate programs welcome and propel students from around the world into career advancement and provide the specialization necessary for competitive jobs in engineering.

We offer:
Valuable work experience through internships. We have established a Cooperative Education Option in which students can receive academic credit for engineering work experience. ECE students have interned with Intel, Apple, Tesla, Amazon, startups in Portland, and many other companies both locally and across the country.

Expert faculty who bring the best research and real-life perspectives into the classroom. Our faculty tackle some of the world’s most pressing issues. They design applications and develop systems for ensuring security, privacy, utility, ease-of-use. They protect the power grid, develop new sensors to treat Parkinson’s disease, and use machine learning to solve problems ranging from air and water pollution monitoring to geothermal energy prospecting. You will learn to develop technologies to make your own unique impact on society.

Our "Westside Program" in Beaverton where graduate courses are offered in technical areas that are relevant to engineers working at neighboring technology companies who are looking for professional development. Sufficient courses are also offered to meet the degree requirements for our master's program without having to take time off from work during the day or having to travel to downtown Portland.

Students with a bachelor's degree in a field other than electrical or computer engineering can join our Postbac Bridge Program to gain the knowledge necessary to go straight into our master's program. Students are able to complete a master of science degree in approximately the same time that would normally be required to complete a second bachelor of science degree.

Our alumni are impacting the world through the development of technology. Join them in this growing and rewarding field.

About the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science

The Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science includes five departments, 84 full-time faculty and more than 3,000 students. We offer academic programs that provide transformative opportunities within the classroom and beyond. If you join our college, you'll be connected to Portland's leading tech companies providing opportunities for internships, mentoring, networking, and long term careers. Our faculty offer research opportunities that allow for collaborative or individual study, culturing creativity and innovation. If you want to push what’s possible, in Portland and far beyond, accelerate your career with a graduate degree from the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science.

Degree Details

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    On campus
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    Fall, Winter
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    Delivery Method
    On campus
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Learn more about PSU’s academic program delivery methods.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Master's Degree or Doctorate: Why PSU?

Our diverse campus is located in the center of downtown Portland, one of the most vibrant cities on the West Coast. Our connection to the local tech companies that comprise the Silicon Forest sets us apart from other electrical and computer engineering programs. There are many opportunities to earn credit and gain valuable work experience while participating in internships, and for employment in the Portland area after graduation.

Our faculty are innovative leaders in the industry and provide world-class research opportunities to graduate students. Some of our current research includes environmental monitoring and sensing, wind and ocean renewable power generation applications, machine learning, biomedical signal processing, power systems, wireless communications, integrated circuit design, intelligent robotics, emerging computing paradigms, and architectures, and many other areas of electrical and computer engineering.

Our University is one of the nation’s “most innovative” schools for several years running now, which means that we tirelessly support and nurture our students from their first term to their graduation.

We are proud to be a national College of Distinction for our commitment to helping students to succeed. At PSU, you will gain the experience and knowledge you need to make a difference in your career and community.

What can I do with a Master's degree or Doctorate in Electrical and Computer Engineering: Why PSU?

Most of our alumni go immediately into the electrical and computer engineering industry or on to further research. Graduates who enter the profession with master’s degrees start with considerably higher salaries and are eligible for more advanced positions. Our alumni can be found working at companies like:

  • Intel
  • AMD
  • Apple
  • Microsoft
  • Qualcomm
  • Synopsys
  • Xilinx
  • Nvidia
  • Mentor Graphics (Siemens)




Portland State University is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).