Electrical Engineering

Graduate Program at Colorado School of Mines

ENGINEER YOUR FUTURE TODAY

The Electrical Engineering Department at Colorado School of Mines is the top choice in Colorado for students who seek to become leaders in engineering. Our graduate program in electrical engineering provides you with cutting-edge educational training, hands-on research experiences and project-based learning to ensure you’ll thrive in the world of electrical engineering. With specialty tracks in antennas and wireless communications (AWC), information and systems sciences (ISS) and power energy systems (PES), you’ll have the freedom and flexibility to explore what drives you. 

Our highly accomplished and internationally recognized faculty conduct leading-edge research and have strong ties with local, national and international industrial partners, national laboratories and other research institutions. In our department, students at all levels have the opportunity to conduct research with faculty and graduate with the skills needed to thrive in the workforce or academia.

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3 research areas to choose from

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Top ranked best return on investment college

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Partner with research institutes like NCAR and NREL

Requirements and Costs

Graduate Certificate

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Required
  • GRE: Not Required
  • Letters of Recommendation: Not Required
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV): Required
  • Statement of Purpose: Not Required. Suggested if GPA is less than 3.0/4.0
  • Transcript(s): Required. Must be submitted for all schools attended (unofficial transcripts accepted for admissions review and must show successful completion of any required prerequisite course(s).
    For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the English Proficiency requirement

Master’s Non-Thesis

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Required
  • GRE: Not Required
  • Letters of Recommendation: Required – two letters. Letters of recommendation are not required for current Mines students.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV): Required
  • Statement of Purpose: Required
  • Transcript(s): Required. Must be submitted for all schools attended (unofficial transcripts accepted for admissions review and must show successful completion of any required prerequisite course(s).
    For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the English Proficiency requirement

Master’s Thesis

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Required
  • GRE: Required. Not required for current Mines students or Mines alumni.
  • Letters of Recommendation: Required – three letters. No letters of recommendation are required for current Mines students or Mines alumni.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV): Required
  • Statement of Purpose: Required
  • Transcript(s): Required. Must be submitted for all schools attended (unofficial transcripts accepted for admissions review and must show successful completion of any required prerequisite course(s).
    For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the English Proficiency requirement

Doctorate

  • Bachelor’s Degree: Required
  • GRE: Required. Not required for current Mines students or Mines alumni.
  • Letters of Recommendation: Required – three letters. No letters of recommendation are required for current Mines students or Mines alumni.
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV): Required
  • Statement of Purpose: Required
  • Transcript(s): Required. Must be submitted for all schools attended (unofficial transcripts accepted for admissions review and must show successful completion of any required prerequisite course(s).
    For international applicants or applicants whose native language is not English, please review the English Proficiency requirement

For additional information about these admissions requirements, please refer to the Admissions Requirements page

View the Mines Academic Catalog for more program-specific information

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*Allowance for fees based on mandatory fees charged to all students. Does not include fees for orientation, library, yearbook, refrigerator rental, voice messaging, ect.
At less than 4.5 credit hours, you may be ineligible for financial aid.

WHY STUDY ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AT MINES?

From our experienced faculty, hands-on research opportunities to our unique student life, it’s no wonder that Mines has been ranked the #1 STEM college in Colorado. When pursuing your master’s or doctorate in electrical engineering at Mines, you’ll work alongside the best and the brightest and have the opportunity to apply your passion and talents. Don’t just plan for your future—build it here at Colorado School of Mines. 

Why study electrical engineering at Mines? Just take a look: 

  • Rapidly growing graduate program with exciting new hires and research centers
  • Newly renovated state-of-the-art laboratories
  • Opportunities for research assistantships and independent study
  • Strong ties with local, national and international industry partners
  • Hands-on training and learning

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“I currently work on inspiring K-12 students to pursue STEM education and become interested in STEM careers, which is not only a lot of fun, but also necessary for our future.”
Paige Granie Student, Electrical Engineering

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT 

Dr. Omid Beik

DR. OMID BEIK

Dr. Omid Beik received his PhD in electrical and computer engineering from McMaster University in 2016. In addition to additional academic and professional positions, he has served as a Postgraduate Researcher at the University of Manchester, UK, a Senior Engineer with Magna Powertrain Inc. and an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) with the department of electrical and computer engineering at North Dakota State University. 

Dr. Beik founded Enercs Inc., an early-state technology startup that specialized in research & development of state-of-the-art technologies in power electronics, electric machines, and drives for applications in renewable energy systems and electrification. Dr. Beik has authored the book ‘DC Wind Generation Systems, Design, Analysis, and Multiphase Turbine Technology’, Springer, 2020, and co-authored the books ‘Wind and Solar Power Systems: Design, Analysis, and Operation’, CRC Press, 2021, ‘Multiphase Hybrid Electric Machines: Applications for Electrified Powertrains’, Springer, 2021, and ‘Spacecraft Power Systems’ CRC Press, 2023.

Career Outcomes

  • Digital signal processing engineer
  • Director, interconnection
  • Electrical engineer for antennas, RF electronics and digital systems
  • Engineer/scientist
  • Engineering manager – grid and resource integration
  • Operations electrical engineer
  • Operations manager
  • Post-doctoral fellow
  • RF engineer
  • Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
  • Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Base
  • General Electric – Energy
  • LightsourceBP
  • Lockheed Martin
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  • The Aerospace Corporation
  • Xcel Energy
  • Zeta Associates

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Degree Options

Graduate Certificates

  • Data Science for Signals and Systems

Master’s Non-Thesis

  • Electrical Engineering

Master’s Thesis

  • Electrical Engineering

PhD

  • Electrical Engineering