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Combined BS-MS

UW ECE offers a Combined BS-MS (Bachelor of Science – Master of Science) program for undergraduate students who plan to pursue graduate study. With the Combined BS-MS program students seamlessly transition from their undergraduate education into graduate education at the University of Washington. Students begin the two-step application process in the summer between their junior and senior year and may take a limited amount of graduate coursework during their senior year of their undergraduate education. Students officially start in the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) program in the autumn quarter following completion of their bachelor’s degree.

Why UW ECE Combined BS-MS?

Advantages of the Combined BS-MS program include:

  • Increased Degree Efficiency

    • You can start taking graduate level classes during your senior year of your bachelor’s degree. 
  • Security

    • You have peace of mind in knowing you have been accepted to the MSEE program before you start your senior year of your bachelor’s degree. If you are applying to regular graduate programs, you won’t hear back until much later. 
  • Continuity

    • You can carry on the relationships you have made with UW faculty, who you may want to continue to work with in the MSEE degree. You can also build upon the classes you have taken and other connections you have developed at the UW.
  • Prestige

    • The Combined BS-MS program is a competitive program for ambitious students. 

Admissions

UW ECE welcomes applications to the Combined BS-MS program from highly-qualified juniors from select colleges. Students generally must have a minimum 3.7 GPA.

Curriculum

Students enrolled in the Combined BS-MS program complete the same coursework and requirements as the BSEE and MSEE programs.

Information Sessions

What are the advantages of the Combined BS-MS program? Is it the right choice for pursuing your graduate studies? Join one of our information sessions to talk directly with an adviser! 

Our next information sessions will take place in May of 2022!