UMass Amherst Global: Master’s in Electrical & Computer Engineering

ECE MS 1+1 and 3+1+1: Earn an Elite U.S. Master's Degree by Starting in Your Home Country

The MS ECE 1+1 is a two-year program that begins in your home country and ends in the U.S. Spend the first two semesters taking classes in a live environment, or live courses delivered directly to your device, then travel to the U.S. to complete your second year on our campus in Amherst, Massachusetts.

The MS ECE 3+1+1 option gives students access to the 1+1 degree, available to students in their fourth year of an undergraduate degree. Students can finish their fourth year of college while beginning the MS ECE degree in their home country. They can then travel to the U.S. to complete their degree on the UMass Amherst campus.

In both programs, students will learn new approaches to electrical and computer engineering from professors and researchers who are at the forefront of technological innovation in the United States and around the world. Their studies will span two continents, giving students a collaborative and unparalleled cross-cultural learning experience.


Application deadline: December 20, 2019
Orientation in country: January 4, 2020
Courses begin: January 6, 2020


Students will have opportunities to interview, obtain internships, do projects and advance in their career at companies that UMass Amherst Global has a relationship with included, but not limited, to: Bosch, Accenture, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Cisco, Rockwell Automation, GE and others.

Apply now to see if you qualify for a scholarship. No GRE needed.


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Program Details

Professional and practical, the program provides high-level training and hands-on experience in cutting-edge technology, which culminates in a design-intensive capstone project. Students progress through the program together as a cohort and are taught exclusively by UMass Amherst professors for the duration of the program.

Students are required to have an undergraduate engineering degree or be in their final year of a degree program in one of the following fields or equivalent: Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering, with strong performance in math and programming courses. If students have an engineering degree from a program not listed, please contact


1st and 2nd Semesters
Global Study Center in Your Home Country or directly to your device

3rd and 4th semesters UMass Amherst campus in Amherst, Massachusetts
UMass Amherst campus in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA


Students are taught by UMass Amherst professors for the duration of the program, both in the classroom as well as using a state-of-the-art, live, video-based virtual platform


Instruction delivered in English with bilingual language support

An IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent is required.


4 semesters
30 credits


Fall and Spring Program Starts: September, January


First year, $20,000 USD. Second year at standard UMass graduate student rates available here

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