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Electronics Engineering Degrees in Missouri with Program Info

Missouri has fewer than ten schools that offer electronics engineering programs. Learn about the degree programs, tuition information and program options for seven of these schools to make an informed education decision.

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Essential Information

The Missouri schools detailed in this article, most of which are approved by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), offer electrical engineering programs with relevant concentrations in electronics or closely related fields. In addition to classroom studies, students gain practical knowledge and skills in hands-on labs. Programs are offered at the bachelor's and master's degree levels. In addition, both thesis and non-thesis doctoral degree programs are available. Applicants to a graduate degree program may need to have earned a relevant bachelor's degree.

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Rolla's Missouri S&T has an ABET-accredited bachelor's degree in the electrical engineering program, and students can choose from specializations in controls, circuits, electronics, power and computer engineering, among others. New students must begin their studies in the freshman engineering program before being admitted to the degree program. In addition to classroom activities, students may opt to participate in design competitions, join professional engineering societies, complete internships and gain individualized research experience. All students have the option of participating in Missouri S&T's chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE).

This school also offers masters and doctoral programs in electrical engineering. The master's program has thesis and non-thesis tracks, and doctoral students can pursue either a Ph.D. or a Doctorate of Engineering.

Saint Louis University (SLU)

Located in St. Louis, SLU provides students with a bachelor's degree option in electrical engineering through the Parks College of Engineering, Aviation, and Technology. The electrical engineering program includes the study of electronic devices, such as cell phones, robots, and satellites. The emphasis in bio-electronics offers students the unique opportunity to integrate engineering, electronics, and biology. Students receive instruction on the use and analysis of electronic medical equipment. All the programs include in-class lectures and hands-on coursework in the university's state-of-the-art laboratory facilities. The undergraduate electrical engineering program is accredited by ABET and prepares students for licensure exams.

Graduate programs in electrical and computer engineering are available at SLU as well. Masters-level students complete 30 credits of coursework and either a thesis or project is required. The doctoral program includes three exams, and students must complete a dissertation in order to graduate.

University of Missouri - Columbia (UMC)

Columbia-based UMC offers an ABET-accredited bachelor's program in electrical engineering. Students in the program can specialize in a variety of sub-fields, including electromagnetics, robot vision, communications and signal processing, control systems and power systems. A master's degree in electrical engineering is offered as well, and graduate students can focus on nano and microelectronics, physical electronics and intelligent systems, among other fields. The program consists of 30 hours of coursework, including directed study, emphasis areas and a thesis or independent study courses. UMC's student organizations include a chapter of the IEEE and a student-run electric car club.

University of Missouri - Kansas City

University of Missouri in Kansas City has a bachelor's program in electrical and computer engineering that's accredited by ABET. Topics covered in the program include power engineering, control systems, communications equipment, and robotics. Students who already have a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or a closely related field can pursue a master's degree in electrical engineering. A research-focused doctoral program in electrical and computer engineering is available as well, and students can specialize in signal and image processing, embedded systems design or electromagnetics and mixed-signal systems, among other areas.

University of Missouri - St. Louis

This St. Louis school offers an ABET-accredited electrical engineering bachelor's program jointly with Washington University. The curriculum covers electronic circuits, electromagnetics, signals and control systems; a design project is often included in the fall semester of a student's fifth year. A variety of scholarships are available specifically for undergraduates in the joint engineering program who meet certain criteria.

Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL)

In addition to an ABET-accredited electrical engineering bachelor's program, St. Louis' WUSTL allows students to create a bachelor's program that meets their own interests, including one that focuses on the electronic components of engineering. Students also have the opportunity to add a second major or minor to the program. Several introductory freshman-level courses help students decide what to major in and how to organize the individually designed major. A technical writing program for engineers is also available through WUSTL's Engineering Communication Center. Students may use the program to become professional engineering educators and researchers or to become practicing engineers in a variety of sub-fields.

A 30-credit master's program in electrical engineering is available as well, and students can learn about signal and image processing, systems and controls. Both thesis and non-thesis tracks are available. The Doctor of Science and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programs in electrical engineering both include 72 hours of coursework, though Ph.D. students must meet a teaching requirement.

Career Requirements

Professional engineers must be licensed to work in Missouri. Professional licensure is obtained by graduating from an ABET-accredited institution with an engineering degree, taking the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam, gaining a minimum of four years of experience as an engineering intern and passing the Principles and Practice of Engineering exam. In some instances, applicants may be granted permission to take both parts of the exam without working as an engineering intern. Each undergraduate program discussed below prepares students for the FE exam.

School Comparison: At a Glance

School Name School Type & Setting Electronics Engineering Degrees Offered Tuition & Fees (2018-2019)*
Missouri University of Science and Technology Four-year, public; remote town BS in Electrical Engineering,
Master of Science (MS) in Electrical Engineering,
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Electrical Engineering,
Doctorate of Engineering in Electrical Engineering
$9,440 in-state, $26,461 out-of-state (undergraduate); $11,372 in-state; $30,869 out-of-state (graduate)
Saint Louis University Four-year, private not-for-profit; large city BS in Electrical Engineering,
MS in Engineering - Electrical and Computer Engineering,
PhD in Engineering - Electrical and Computer Engineering
$43,884 (undergraduate); $20,994 (graduate)
University of Missouri - Columbia Four-year, public; midsize city BS in Electrical Engineering,
MS in Electrical Engineering,
Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering
$9,972 in-state, $27,042 out-of-state (undergraduate); $10,017 in-state, $25,351 out-of-state (graduate)
University of Missouri - Kansas City Four-year, public; large city BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering,
MS in Electrical Engineering,
Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering
$8,178 in-state, $20,207 out-of-state (undergraduate); $10,605 in-state, $25,216 out-of-state (graduate)
University of Missouri - St. Louis Four-year, public; large suburb BS in Electrical Engineering $9,792 in-state; $26,040 out-of-state
Washington University in St. Louis Four-year, private, not-for-profit; large suburb BS in Electrical Engineering,
MS in Electrical Engineering,
PhD in Electrical Engineering,
Doctor of Science in Electrical Engineering
$53,399 (undergraduate); $52,875 (graduate)

Sources: *College Navigator, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

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