How does Grad School EE work? I don't want to go for a PhD, and I've been hearing about a Masters without a thesis option? I just want to take the courses and not really do any research. I'm kind of confused on how the system works. Also, if I go the route where I don't have to do a thesis (if such exists), how long does it usually take, on average? .. Also, when applying for admission to a MBA school, will it matter that I only have a BS or BS & MS, and leadership experience in both cases?