UH-Extend ECE Graduate Programs

The UH-Extend engineering programs are designed to serve the needs of a broad range of students, including recent graduates as well as mid-career engineering and technical professionals who are seeking the high-quality graduate education and credentials that the Cullen College is known for.

All the degree and certificate programs under the UH-Extend umbrella are designed to be completed from start to finish in a fully online format. All courses are taught online only, and there is no requirement for any on-campus or face-to-face components.

Available Programs

  • Online MS in Electrical Engineering, with power and energy systems specialization
  • Online Certificate in Power Systems and the Smart Grid
  • Online Certificate in Power Electronics and Renewable Energy 

Highlights

All of the UH-Extend Master’s and Certificate programs consist of the same rigorous curriculum and coursework as traditional face-to-face programs at UH, and are taught by the same faculty. The only difference is in the mode of instruction, which is fully online.

Competitive and cost-effective tuition. All the available engineering programs under UH-Extend have a tuition of $745 per credit-hour, with no additional fees.

A 30 credit-hour engineering Master’s degree under UH-Extend costs a total of $22,350.

A 9-hour graduate Certificate program costs $6,705.

Who Should Apply?

 Admission requirements vary by program. Most programs require: 

  1. Math background consisting of three semesters of Calculus, Differential Equations and Linear Algebra 
  2. College-level Chemistry and Physics 
  3. An undergraduate Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited institution in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). 

While a background in a related engineering area is preferred, students in broader STEM fields are welcome to apply and may be offered a provisional admission consisting of a select group of leveling and introductory Master’s courses.

Application Requirements

  1. Transcripts of all prior college education 
  2. A summary of professional and relevant experience 
  3. A supporting letter from your current employer is recommended 
  4. GRE is not required. TOEFL or IELTS is required for international students only. 

Application Deadlines

Fall semester admission deadline: July 1 

Spring semester admission deadline: December 1 

Summer semester admission deadline: May 1 (not all programs have a summer admission option) 

Learn More

To view the full list of programs, frequently asked questions and more, please visit the Virtual Learning and Online Programs website.