Joint BS/MS Degree

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers a joint BS/MS Degree. A student accepted into the joint BS/MS degree program will receive a BS degree in Engineering with a major in Electrical Engineering when all requirements for the BS degree have been completed. Students will receive an MS (thesis/non-thesis) degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering upon completion of the requirements for the MS degree.

A maximum of nine (9) s.h. may be counted toward both the BS and MS degrees. Only graduate courses completed after admission to the joint degree program may be counted toward the master's degree. One additional course, constituting a maximum of three (3) additional semester hours of graduate credit, taken after admission to the joint degree program and prior to award of the BS degree, may be applied toward the MS degree requirements, provided that this course is not used to satisfy BS degree requirements. Students must have less than 15 s.h. of remaining undergraduate coursework and must be in the second or subsequent semester of their joint BS/MS program at the time that this course is taken.

Eligibility Criteria

Students applying for entry into the joint BS/MS degree program offered by ECE must meet the following criteria:

  • A minimum of 80 semester credit hours completed (typically at the end of the fifth semester of undergraduate study) at the time of submitting an application
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher at the time of submitting an application
  • Students applying for the MS with thesis, must have an identified ECE faculty member willing to serve as the student's MS thesis advisor. The thesis advisor must serve as a reference for the joint BS/MS degree program application

Application Process

 The departmental application form and the Joint BS/MS Degree Course Approval Form can be found here.