B.S./M.S. in Engineering Physics

Accelerated Master of Science in Engineering Physics

This accelerated program allows exceptional students to complete both the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics (BSEP) and Master of Science in Engineering Physics (MSEP) degrees. Students enrolled in the BSEP program may apply for entry into the accelerated program when they have completed 75 credit hours toward their BS degree. Students must have a minimum CGPA of 3.2 in EP/ES/MA/PS courses for selection.  The application must accompany 2 letters of recommendation from faculty in both the undergraduate and graduate programs to indicate (1) the applicant’s potential to successfully complete graduate-level work, and (2) evidence that the applicant has attained the foundational competencies for graduate degree studies.

Degree Requirements

Students in this program must meet the following requirements:

  • Maintain at least a 3.0 CGPA throughout the academic program.
  • Maintain at least a 3.0 CGPA for the graduate credits.
  • Complete a total of 149 credit hours as listed below.
  • The Bachelor of Science degree will be conferred upon completion of all bachelor’s degree requirements listed in this catalog; the Master of Science degree will be conferred upon completion of all master’s degree requirements listed in this catalog.

General Education Requirements

For a full description of Embry-Riddle General Education guidelines, please see the General Education section of this catalog. These minimum requirements are applicable to all degree programs.

Undergraduate Education Requirements

Multiple areas of concentration exist in the undergraduate Engineering Physics program.  For a full description of the EP program see the “B.S. in Engineering Physics” section of this catalog. In this B.S./M.S. accelerated program option, up to nine hours of graduate coursework may be taken to fulfill undergraduate technical elective requirements or substitute for undergraduate classes. These graduate hours will also count towards fulfilling the MS degree requirements provided that the student is enrolled in the accelerated MS option and receives a B or better in the course. Graduate courses taken for technical elective credit must be approved.

A student in this program will take all the specified undergraduate courses for their area of concentration, with the substitution of MA502 in the place of MA442.  In addition, they will take EP501 and one other approved graduate EP elective in place of undergraduate technical electives.

The total number of credit hours for the undergraduate EP program is 128, to which are added the following:

Graduate-Level Studies
EP 509Advanced Space Physics3
EP 600Experimental Methods in Space Science3
EP 605Spacecraft Power and Thermal Design3
And the selection of either a thesis or non-thesis option with a total of 12 credit hours included in either option:12
Option I - Thesis
Graduate Elective
Option II - Non-Thesis
Graduate Electives
Total Credits21
Total BS/MS Degree Credits149