Master's in Transmission & Distribution Engineering

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The School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) at Gonzaga University provides online graduate level courses to utility engineering professionals who are interested in pursuing an advanced level degree but are unable to participate in traditional (on-site) graduate programs.

Gonzaga's Master's Degree offers cutting-edge training that typically takes two and a half years to complete. We recommend that potential students complete an application three months prior to a session's start (see schedule for upcoming session dates). Once a student is formally admitted to the Master's program, he/she has six years to complete coursework and graduation requirements.


  • The Master's consists of 36 credits.
  • Three (3) of those credits must be the TADP 556 Engineering Leadership capstone course. This course is a full 15 weeks and is offered during spring semester. It requires an immersive weekend experience on the Gonzaga campus. It can be taken at any point during a student's Master's progress.
  • A final portfolio is required as the culminating project.
  • Degree requires a cumulative 3.0 GPA in TADP 3-credit courses.
  • All classes are taught online in eight-week modules. Each course contains 45 hours of presentations and readings. Assignments and discussion board can take 2-5 hours per week. For this reason, students should only schedule one course per session.
  • Students may transfer up to 15 credits from the Certificate and up to six (6) credits from pre-approved transfer courses, including MBA and Organizational Leadership courses.

Master's Pre-Requisites

  • B.S. Degree in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical or other engineering field.
  • Employment in electric utility or related industry recommended.
  • Due to the level of math involved in most T&D courses, students with an EET degree or who graduated from a non-ABET accredited program should take the following courses before applying for admission to gain the appropriate math background.
    • MATH 259 Calculus-Analytic Geometry III, 4 credits: Parametric and polar coordinates, vectors, partial derivatives, multiple integrals.
    • MATH 260 Ordinary Differential Equations, 3 credits: Solution methods for first order equations and for second and higher order linear equations. Includes series methods and solution of linear systems of differential equations.

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