Purdue University Five year combined BS/MS program in ECE at Indiana University- Purdue University, Indianapolis
Students accepted into this dual-degree program can use 9 credits of graduate 500 level or higher courses on both their Bachelors plan of study and their Masters plan of study. These courses must satisfy both degree requirements and appropriate advising is needed. This would effectively reduce the graduate credits requirement for the Masters degree to 21 credits. Details about the requirements for the Masters degree can be found at www.engr.iupui.edu/departments/ece/grad/msece/index.php.
Benefits of the Program
- Receive both Bachelor’s Degree (BSCmpE or BSEE) and Master’s Degree (MSECE) in five years.
- Take three graduate courses (one 500-level Math and two 500-level ECE) in Bachelor’s Degree program. These three courses will also be counted as three courses in the Master’s Degree program.
- Take three fewer courses (9 credit hours) than ordinarily required for students pursuing each degree separately. Students see significant cost and time savings.
Who Can Apply?
- Students in our BSEE or BSCmpE programs with a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA at the beginning of his/her junior year, or
- Students who have taken or are taking the required 3 graduate level courses and maintained the 3.2 cumulative GPA, but have not received an undergraduate degree.
When and How to Apply?
- Consult with academic advisor at the beginning of the Junior year or earlier, and complete the BS/MS program application.
- Consult with ECE faculty at the beginning of the Junior year to plan 500 level courses.
- During the student's final semester of undergraduate coursework, officially file the graduate school admission application within the first four weeks of the semester. (Note: Filing the graduate school admission application after the first four weeks but before the end of the final semester is acceptable but the ECE department will not guarantee providing the admission decision before the following semester).
- No GRE score is required.