Accelerated Systems Engineering Option

Accelerated Master of Science in Systems Engineering

Exceptional students enrolled in a Bachelor of Science degree program at DB College of Engineering have the opportunity to pursue the Master of Science in Systems Engineering in an accelerated degree program format. The M.S. in Systems Engineering degree requirements for the accelerated option are the same as those for the regular M.S. in Systems Engineering program. In the accelerated option, undergraduate students may take up to nine hours of graduate coursework 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 M.S. in Systems Engineering option and receives a grade of "B" or better in the course. Graduate courses taken in satisfaction of this program must be selected from the list of approved courses.

Undergraduate students may apply to the combined MS option by submitting an application to the M.S. in Systems Engineering program coordinator. Students must have completed at least 75 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 applicable to the student’s specific major; the Master of Science degree will be conferred upon completion of all master’s degree requirements for the M.S. in Systems Engineering program.

Students pursuing accelerated programs should consult MSSYS Program Coordinator to identify appropriate graduate courses to be counted toward their undergraduate degree.