5 Year Accelerated Combined BS/MS
Students who pursue a BS degree and are in their first semester of the senior year, with at least a 3.3 GPA on both overall and upper division courses may apply to the department to enroll in the combined BS/MS program. Students must also submit an on-line application to the University Graduate School for admission to the MS program. In addition to the admission requirements of the combined BS/MS program, students must meet all the admission requirements of the University Graduate School.
Students enrolled in the program may count up to six credit hours of Telecommunications and Networking graduate courses as credits for both the BS and MS degrees. The combined BS/MS program has been designed to be a continuous program. During this combined BS/MS program, upon completion of all the requirements of the undergraduate program, students will receive their BS degrees. Students in this program have one year to complete the master's degree after receipt of the bachelor's degree. Students who fail to meet this one year post B.S. requirement or who elect to leave the combined program at any time and earn only the BS degree will have the same access requirements to regular graduate programs as any other student, but will not be able to use the six credits in both the bachelor's and master's degrees. For each of the graduate courses counted as credits for both BS and MS degree, a minimum grade of "B" is required. Students enrolled in the program may count up to six credit hours of Telecommunications and Networking graduate courses toward the elective BSEE requirements as well as toward the MS in Telecommunications and Networking degree. Only graduate courses with formal lectures can be counted for both degrees. The students are responsible for confirming the eligibility of each course with the undergraduate advisor.
Students interested in the program should consult with the undergraduate advisor on their eligibility to the program. The students should also meet the graduate advisor to learn about the graduate program and available courses before completing the application form and submitting it to the undergraduate advisor. Applicants will be notified by the department and the University Graduate School of the decision on their applications.