Accelerated BS + MS in Electrical Engineering
UCF provides an opportunity for its Electrical Engineering (EE) undergraduates to earn their Bachelors and Masters Degrees (BS+MS) in five years and, where appropriate, the Ph.D. in an additional two to three more years. This is achieved by allowing students to dual count 12 credit hours of 5000- or 6000-level courses with B or better grades towards both the BS and MS requirements in EE.
Students who are eligible to enroll in the Accelerated Graduate Program must meet the following two requirements:
- Completion of the sophomore year (after the completion of 60 cr. hrs and before the completion of 90 credit hours towards EE)
- Must have GPA 3.50, and sustain it throughout their Undergraduate studies.
Timeline for an BS+MS Student
- As early as possible: Fill in an intent form available at http://www.cecs.ucf.edu/academics/acceleratedbstomsprograms.php.
- End of Sophomore Year (after 60 Credit Hours): Apply for BS+MS
- Junior level: Take GRE.
- Fall Semester of senior level BS+MS: Take classes that will count towards both BS and MS programs and complete online application to the graduate program: https://www.students.graduate.ucf.edu/gradonlineapp/.
- Spring and Summer of Semester of senior level as BS+MS: Continue taking classes that will count for both BS and MS. Receive BS degree.
- Last Year as BS+MS (Graduate level): Finish course-work. Receive MS degree.
- Note 1: It is important to declare your intent to enter this track before registering for any courses that satisfy the EE Restricted Electives. To complete the BS+MS Track within the five-year time frame, it will be necessary to satisfy the BS Electives with EE graduate courses required for the MS program.
- Note 2: If you are interested in financial support (during your MS years) you must complete a thesis in the MS portion of your BS+MS program. We advise you to contact a faculty member in the Department of EECS who will serve as your research advisor. It is best if you get involved with a research advisor during your undergraduate years (as early as possible).
- Note 3: To obtain a typical program of study of the fourth and fifth year of a BS+MS program, please contact the EE graduate program coordinator.
- Note 4: If you have exceeded 90 hours in your undergraduate program and are interested in the Accelerated Masters program, please contact the EE graduate program coordinator.
- Note 5: There are opportunities for graduate studies in EE in addition to the Accelerated Masters program. In particular, if you are interested in the EE Ph.D. programs, the Department of EECS offers a number of opportunities for complete financial support packages during your Ph.D. studies. For more details, please contact the EE program graduate coordinator.
- Note 6: If you have or intend to graduate and work in the UCF vicinity, you may wish to consider a part-time Masters program in EE. Similar to the BS+MS program described above, up to 9 credit hours of 5000 level course work with grades of B or better may be transferred into the MS program from the BS program.
- Note 7: Dr. Kalpathy Sundaram (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the EE graduate coordinator as of Fall 2012. The EECS Graduate Office is located in Harris Corporation Engineering Center (HEC) suite 439.