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

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

The ECE MS 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 live, remote courses in a classroom environment, then travel to the U.S. to complete your second year on our campus in Amherst, Massachusetts.

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: April 29, 2019
Orientation in country: May 18, 2019
Courses begin: May 20, 2019

FALL 2019

Application deadline: August 12, 2019
Orientation in country: August 31, 2019
Courses begin: September 3, 2019


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 in: 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

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 in English with bilingual Chinese (Mandarin) language support

An IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent is required.


4 semesters
30 credits


Intakes: Fall, Spring, Summer Program Start: September, January, May


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

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