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2021-2022 Catalog
Electrical Engineering (MS in Electrical Engineering)

Program Description for Electrical Engineering

Major: Electrical Engineering Degree: MS in Electrical Engineering

Major Requirements

The Electrical Engineering master's degree consists of a minimum of 30 credit hours and includes a thesis.

UNF Conditions for the Degree:

For more details on the below and additional conditions, refer to the UNF Graduate School's webpage at

  • A GPA of 3.0 must be maintained. If the GPA falls below 3.0, academic probation will result.
  • At least 18 credits of coursework at the 6000-level must be applied toward the degree.
  • All coursework for a graduate or post-baccalaureate professional degree must be completed within six years of a master's degree-seeking student being admitted to a graduate program. All exceptions must be approved by the student's Graduate Program Director and the Dean of the Graduate School.

School of Engineering Conditions for the Degree:

  • All coursework must be completed with a grade of B or better.
  • A GPA of 3.0 must be maintained. If the GPA falls below 3.0, academic probation will result.
  • No more than 6 credits of transfer coursework can be applied to the degree, with the following exception: the student may transfer no more than 12 credits if at least 6 credits come from online courses from within the Florida State University System.
  • A student may not receive 5000-level credit for a cross-listed 4000/5000-level course previously completed at the 4000-level.
  • Before completing EEL 6971 Master's Thesis Proposal Defense, the student is required to conduct an oral Thesis Proposal Defense with his/her thesis committee. The student cannot enroll in EEL 6972 Master's Thesis without first successfully defending his/her thesis proposal.
  • Prior to graduation, the student is required to submit a peer-reviewed publication on which the student is a co-author.

Major Electives (12 credits)

All elective course must be approved by the student’s the student’s thesis advisor prior to enrollment.

SELECT 12 Credits of Electives

  • Any EEE / EEL prefix courses at either the 5000 or 6000 level
  • 5000 or 6000 level courses from Computing, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or online graduate courses from the Florida State University System as approved by the student’s thesis advisor

Culminating Experience (18 credits)

TAKE Thesis Proposal Courses

Every Electrical Engineering Master's student is required to complete 6 credits of Master's Thesis Proposal courses. Successful completion of these thesis proposal courses is contingent upon the student submitting a written thesis proposal and conducting an oral defense of that proposal to a thesis committee. A thesis proposal form signed by the committee as well as a passing grade in EEL6971 Master's Thesis Proposal Defense is required to enroll in EEL6972 Master's Thesis.

  • EEL6970 Master's Thesis Proposal Development (3)
  • EEL6971 Master's Thesis Proposal Defense (3)

THEN TAKE Master's Thesis Courses

Every Electrical Engineering student is required to complete 12 credit hours of Master's Thesis courses. Once a student enrolls in Master's Thesis credits, continuous enrollment is required until the student successfully submits a written thesis document according to the requirements of UNF's Graduate School and conducts an oral defense of that thesis.

  • EEL6972 Master's Thesis (1-6)