Combined BS/MS Program

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Program Description

Students enrolled in the BS/MS Combined Degree are well-prepared for electrical engineering graduate coursework given the training they have completed through the BS degree plan. The Electrical Engineering MS program is intended to provide a fundamental/research-oriented program of advanced study for students wishing to enhance their knowledge and understanding within a specialized research area. Students in this joint degree program earn BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering.

Students interested in the BS/MS program must first be accepted into the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences as an approved major. This program follows the typical sequence recommended for the standard bachelor's degree for the first three years - students complete all of the courses in the typical BSEE curriculum. If accepted into the BS/MS degree program, students will follow a curriculum which includes undergraduate and graduate courses required to earn both degrees. The BS/MS program is beneficial to students applying to the MS in EE degree. Note: This program is NOT a good fit for students considering the MS in Engineering Sciences (Internet of Things, Nanoelectronics or Clean Energy programs). 

Program Requirements

Applicants are required to have completed 75 credit hours worth of coursework (typically Junior year), and obtain a 3.30 Technical Cumulative GPA. Additionally, students will be required to upload a transcript to the online application. Students who are admitted to the program will be permitted to register for two 500-level graduate EE courses (can be taken during the same semester, or one at a time). These courses will satisfy BOTH the undergraduate EE Technical Elective requirements and two of the MS course requirements. Because of this, applicants should be sure to follow the EE BS flowsheet to fit the courses into the EE Technical Elective requirement spots.

For more information, please contact EE Undergraduate Coordinator Mary Busch.

Save time & money

Combined degree programs give students the opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree with less time and money.