Jun 19, 2018  
2013-2014 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

BS/MS Option in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering

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By taking three graduate courses as undergraduate technical electives, this fast-track program enables outstanding BS degree students in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering to complete both the BS and the MS with 9 fewer credits than if taken separately.


Outstanding undergraduate scholars will be selected at the beginning of the spring semester of their junior year. Within one month students invited to participate in the program must identify a graduate advisor and develop an individual program of study. Those students will then file an application through the Office of Graduate Studies, submitting the regular graduate application and their program of study by the end of the academic year;  neither GRE or TOEFL scores nor recommendation letters are required.  Students will be accepted into the five-year program in the fall semester of their senior year.

Progression to MS Study

BS/MS students must complete the MS degree requirements under one of the existing options as well as the requirements for the BS Degree. A maximum of nine credits taken to satisfy the MS Degree requirements can be counted towards the BS Degree as technical electives. 400-level courses offered jointly at the 500-level must be taken at the 500-level.

The BS degree is earned when all requirements have been successfully completed. Normally, that will be at the end of the senior year. Graduate student status can be conferred at any time after the completion of 105 credits, subject to the approval of the advisor. Most students will not have earned 105 credits until the completion of the fall semester of the senior year. Students selecting the BS/MS option will pay undergraduate rates until they change to graduate status; in graduate status they will be eligible for consideration for graduate assistantships.

Maintaining MS Status

The department has determined a specific policy to monitor BS/MS students’ performance and progression towards their BS and then MS degrees.

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