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Master of Science in Engineering in Electrical Engineering

Loyola Marymount University offers a distinct, multidisciplinary approach to Electrical Engineering in the innovative tech-hub of Silicon Beach and the aerospace/defense sector in Southern California. The program offers industry-focused technical development that is interdisciplinary while being flexible enough for recent graduates or working professionals to achieve their goals of earning an M.S.E.


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The M.S.E. in Electrical Engineering at LMU encourages students to work on cutting-edge research in various areas of electrical engineering, with many real-world applications across several industries, covering topics like:

  • wearable technology
  • deep learning and machine learning
  • optical communications
  • autonomous drone systems
  • wireless communications
  • electronic circuit design
  • telecommunications and networks
  • digital and computer engineering
  • motion capture systems for human performance

Labs and Research

CubeSat Lab

The CubeSat Lab involves students from different programs who collaborate to design, implement, test, and integrate the different subsystems required to demonstrate altitude control via a retractable solar sail using a variety of specified hardware and software.

Photonics Lab

Ultrafast detection, a technique that uses light to detect extremely fast phenomena, is the main research interest at the Photonics Lab. This technology has applications in medicine, telecommunications and aerospace/defense. 

Intemnets Lab

The Intelligent & Embedded Networked Systems Lab is where students work with intelligent and adaptable wireless networked systems that are aware of the users' activities and their environments with the goal of making them adapt to these variations.

Dr. Marino knows creativity and ingenuity are prerequisites of electrical engineering.
Rainier Mendoza '19 completed a research project that focused on detecting cracks in aging sewer pipes to in an effort to combat aging infrastructure in cities.
Dr. Gustavo Vejarano, sheds light on electrical systems at LMU's Intelligent and Embedded Networks and Systems Laboratory (Intemnets Lab).
Hossein Asghari's research focuses on ultrafast measurement and imaging, such as mechanical shockwaves or rare cancer cell detection in living tissue.

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Why LMU?

  • Courses taught by full-time LMU faculty or part-time faculty actively working in the industry

  • Strategic location in close proximity to the aerospace/defense industry and Silicon Beach

  • Small class sizes offer valuable faculty mentorships for professional growth and career advancement

  • Special-study courses tailored to student needs and interests

  • Laboratory components for both hardware and software development included in coursework

  • Covers a broad range of areas in the field ideal for full-time students looking to advance their education and industry professionals ready to move into leadership and administration positions

  • A people-first curriculum designed with the help of national experts

  • Follows LMU's mission to encourage learning, educate the whole person, the service of faith and the promotion of justice

  • Total students: 10,165 — Graduate students: 1,734

  • Seaver College graduate students: 185

  • Average Graduate Class Size: 13

  • Full-time vs Part-time enrollment: 24.3% vs 75.6 %

  • Male to female ratio: 60.54 % to 39.46 %

Student Testimonial

"LMU provided me with plenty of hands-on research opportunities with knowledgable faculty. In my research activities, I learned how to convey ideas effectively and how to collaborate with peers. The MSEE program gave me confidence and helped me to break into the industry and grow in my current position."

Liyang Hao M.S.E. '15

Data Scientist at eBay

Graduate Success

Recent graduates of the M.S.E. in Electrical Engineering program have gone on to work at top jobs for companies like:

  • Raytheon
  • Boeing
  • Aerospace Corporation
  • HRL Laboratories
  • AT&T
  • Praedicat
  • LA Drones
  • And more!

Thesis students have presented their work at conferences of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and graduates have also published final results of their thesis in peer-reviewed journals.

How To Apply

Fast Track Options

Eager To Enter The Workforce? Check out LMU’s fast-track degree options, where you can earn your graduate degree quickly and start making strides in your field.