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Electrical and Computer Engineering

College of Engineering and Applied Science

Quick Start Master's Program - BS/MS

The combined BS/MS program in Electrical and Computer Engineering enables especially well-qualified students to be admitted to the MS program during the junior year, allowing a simultaneous pursuit of the BS and MS degrees. BS/MS students may have up to six credit hours count toward both the undergraduate and graduate requirements to reduce the period of study.
Students enrolled in this program gain the advantage of a reduced course workload so that they may devote more time to investigation, thus enhancing the quality of research products and expediting degree completion.

Admission to the Program

BS/MS program application eligibility begins in the student's junior year. Minimum requirements for admission are:

  1. completion of the five core EE courses (see list below),
  2. a minimum GPA of 3.8 in ECE department courses, and
  3. three letters of recommendation (at least two must be from ECE faculty at UW).

Transfer students must have taken at least two of the core EE courses at UW. Transfer credit for the remaining three core EE courses must be approved. Transfer students must have completed at least 15 credit hours of courses at UW in order to qualify for admission.



A BS/MS student with fewer than 132 credit hours is considered an undergraduate, subject to the department undergraduate regulations and not eligible to be a graduate assistant. 

A maximum of 6 credit hours of ECE courses at the 4000 or 5000 level may be counted toward both the undergraduate and MS degree requirements, subject to the approval of the student's advisor and the ECE Graduate Coordinator.

A BS/MS student must secure a faculty advisor and submit a plan of study by advising week of his/her first semester in the program. A committee will be put together at the same time.

Application Process

Prospective BS/MS student should complete the Application for the BS/MS Combined Degree Program.  This form is available in the ECE office or can be requested by email.  Currently, enrolled UW students only need to complete the paper form for consideration on admittance to this this program.  The online application process to be used only of external applicants.


EE Core Courses

  • EE 2220 Circuits & Signals
  • EE 3220 Signals & Systems
  • EE 3310 Intro to Electronics
  • EE 2390 Digital Systems
  • EE 3150 Electromagnetics 


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