Accelerated Electrical and Computer Engineering Option
Accelerated Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Exceptional students enrolled in an Engineering Bachelor of Science degree program are invited to pursue an Accelerated Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering degree program. In this option, up to nine hours of graduate coursework may be taken to fulfill undergraduate technical elective requirements and specified courses. These hours will count toward both the BS and MS degree requirements provided that the student is enrolled in the accelerated MS option and receives a "B" or better in the course. Students in this accelerated program must have a minimum of 120 hours of undergraduate credits in addition to any graduate credits to complete their undergraduate degree. Graduate courses taken in satisfaction of this program must be selected from the list of approved courses, targeted substitutions, or by arrangement with the MSECE program coordinator.
Undergraduate students may apply to the accelerated MS option by submitting an application to the MSECE program coordinator. Students must have completed 88 credit hours toward the BS degree and must have a 3.2 minimum GPA to be admitted to the program. 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. Students will be dropped from the program if their GPA falls below a 3.0.
The Bachelor of Science degree will be conferred upon completion of all bachelor’s degree requirements; the Master of Science degree will be conferred upon completion of all master’s degree requirements.
Students enrolled in the Accelerated Option should take courses from the core concentration for their focus (Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering). Where relevant to a field of study, courses from the list of electives may also be used. In all cases, students are encouraged to consult with their academic advisor and the MSECE program coordinator to determine appropriate course selection and mode of substitution. Below is a list of suggested courses:
Students pursuing accelerated programs should consult MSECE Program Coordinator to identify appropriate graduate courses to be counted toward their undergraduate degree.