Electrical and Computer EngineeringQuick Start Master's Program

College of Engineering and Applied Science

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 3.5 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

To apply, the following documents must be submitted in the University's online application system at: https://www.uwyo.edu/admissions/graduate/application.html and received by the department.


  • A statement of purpose (please include areas of interest, as well as if you are looking for an assistantship or would be self supporting)

  • Applicants will be asked to provide the names of 3 recommenders (atleast 2 must be from UW ECE faculty) in the online application system, the recommenders will then be sent further instructions regarding how to submit recommendations.

  • Copy of transcripts from all colleges and universities. Must have a 3.5 in ECE department courses.



EE Core Courses

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


Contact Us

Electrical and Computer

Engineering, EN 5068

Dept. 3295

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307)766-2279

Email: ece@uwyo.edu

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