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Degree Designations (Differences)

  1. Apr 16, 2015 #1


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    I have a question about how university degree designations matter. Doing some research about EE, I've found multiple degree designations. I know the difference between an MS/ME, but confused about MSE and MS specific degree designations. Here are three examples::

    1) MS in Engineering with a concentration in Electrical Engineering (UCLA)
    2) MS in Engineering in Electrical Engineering (ASU)
    3) MS in Electrical Engineering (USC)

    Since graduate engineering programs are not typically ABET-accredited, how is each degree different? Is one "better" than another? Is it a huge difference in what you learn? I guess I'm just little confused and want to know whether or not a specific designation is more advantageous than another.

    Thanks in advance.
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  3. Apr 17, 2015 #2


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    Staff: Mentor

    What are the differences in the required coursework?
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