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Accelerated Master of Science in Electrical Engineering

Mission Statement

The Accelerated Master of Science in Electrical Engineering program is designed to provide Citadel undergraduate students an accelerated route to obtain a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering. The purpose of this program is to offer advanced undergraduate students the opportunity to begin taking graduate-level courses during their senior year, and have those courses be applied toward an M.S. in Electrical Engineering degree.

After earning a Bachelor’s degree, students in this program will continue their graduate course work until completing the requirements for the M.S. in Electrical Engineering program. It is expected that students in this program would complete the requirements for both the Bachelor’s degree and the Master’s degree in about 5 years. Undergraduates in this program will acquire a broader and deeper education in electrical engineering through additional advanced coursework. An advanced degree in electrical engineering can provide employment opportunities that the Bachelor’s degree alone cannot provide. This program is for students seeking advanced engineering techniques and professional development skills in the field of electrical engineering.

Admission Requirements

The program is available to Citadel undergraduate students majoring in electrical engineering. Students interested in this program should apply during their junior or senior year. However, students are encouraged to apply by the end of their junior year to help ensure that they have the full subsequent year, including the summer, to begin taking courses for graduate credit. This program is not available to undergraduates enrolled at other institutions, or those who have completed a Bachelor’s degree or advanced degree at another institution.

  1. Complete and return an online application form along with the non-refundable application fee to The Citadel Graduate College.

  2. Undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or higher in the B.S. in Electrical Engineering degree program at The Citadel.

  3. Senior (1A) classification.

  4. Submission of a one-page letter of intent that provides concise description of your post BSEE graduation plans.

  5. Approval of Electrical and computer engineering Department Head.

Program Requirements

Program requirements for the Accelerated Master of Science in Electrical Engineering are identical to that of the MSEE program. A student enrolled in the Accelerated Master’s Program can register for up to two graduate level courses during the summer and one graduate level course during each of the fall and spring semesters. Undergraduate students enrolled in graduate classes will be held to The Citadel Graduate College policies in those classes, including Academic Standards, Grades, and Attendance. Cadets in graduate classes will continue to be subject to the honor system as prescribed by “The Honor Manual of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets.” Following successful completion of the requirements for the Bachelor’s degree, students would be classified as graduate students by The Citadel Graduate College and follow all of their policies and procedures.

Graduation Requirements (non-credit bearing)

  • Darkness to Light Training
  • The Citadel’s Principled Leadership Seminar

Graduation Requirements (Course Requirements)
All degree candidates must:

  1. Complete a total of 30 credit hours of course work.

  2. Complete the 4 electrical and computer engineering core courses (12 hours).

  3. Complete 6 courses (18 hours) of elective courses. At least 2 electives (6 hours) must be chosen from the electrical and computer engineering department. The remainder (up to 4 courses) may be selected from other technical (ME or CE) or non-technical course list below. Other electives will be considered on a case-by-case basis with approval from the department head.

Electrical Engineering Areas of Study

Computer Engineering (Core Courses - 12 credit hours)
ELEC 635 Adaptive Signal Processing
ELEC 645 Data Communications Networks
ELEC 655 Digital Communications
ELEC 675 Computer Architecture

Electrical and Computer Engineering Electives (at least 6 credit hours)
ELEC 605 Advanced Power Systems
ELEC 615 Spectral Analysis
ELEC 625 RF Systems
ELEC 665 Fundamentals of Advanced Energy Conversion
ELEC 685 Digital Control Systems

Non-Technical Electives
Business Administration
BADM 604 Foundations of Economics
BADM 609 Foundation of Management and Organization
BADM 713 Communication for Leadership
BADM 716 Legal and Ethical Environment for Decision Makers
BADM 722 Leadership in Organizations
Engineering Leadership and Program Management
PMGT 650 Overview of Tech Project Management
PMGT 651 Technical Project Planning & Scheduling
PMGT 652 Applications in Quality Management
PMGT 653 Tech Project Support & Operations
PMGT 661 The Legal and Contractual Aspects of Program Management
PMGT 671 Project Manager Leadership Development
PMGT 672 Applied Leadership Concepts Leadership
LDRS 710 Ethics, Values and Principled Leadership
LDRS 711 Leading Change: Organization Development and Transformation
LDRS 712 Leading Teams: Coaching, Culture, Diversity, and Globalization
LDRS 713 Leadership Self-Appraisal, Development And Critical Thinking
LDRS 714 Strategic Leadership, Vision, Mission and Contemporary Issues

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