Five-Year Dual B.S./M.S. Degrees

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Intended for exceptional students to acquire both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree simultaneously, in five years rather than the 4 plus 2 years (approximately) it normally requires.

Admissions Requirements

You must be an undergraduate student in the College of Engineering (CoE). A master’s degree is considered the first professional degree in engineering. The Admission Committee will carefully review academic credentials for admission into our M.S. program. Students should discuss the program and possibility of entering with an academic adviser. Completed applications are due prior to the beginning of the final exams in your junior year.

Get the application form (it is different for US students and International students) from the CoE Office of Research and Graduate Studies, fill it out and then return it to the same office. The application fee is waived for currently enrolled students in the CoE.

Take the GRE Examination before the end of your senior year and attain a combined score of more than 1000 on the Verbal and Quantitative portions. You must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 at the time of application. 

Program Requirements

ECE715 MS Design Project I (3cr) and ECE716 MS Design Project II (3cr) is a required two-course sequence in each of these options. The completion of this sequence involves the submission of a report and a presentation and successful defense of the MS Design Project in front of a panel of at least two ECE faculty members.


For further information about admission into the graduate school see the Bulletin of the Graduate School

For more detailed information about the CoE Five-Year programs, please refer to the College of Engineering Bulletin section. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has two Five-Year degree programs, B.S.Cp.E./M.S.E.C.E. and B.S.E.E./M.S.E.C.E. Each of these programs has two options listed below.

The  B.S.Cp.E./M.S.E.C.E. program has two options:

  1. Computer Engineering Option
  2. Software Engineering Option

The B.S.E.E./M.S.E.C.E. program has two options:

  1. Audio Engineering Option
  2. Electrical Engineering Option