Always just a little bit ahead of the game? Eager to learn and ready for a challenge? If you have the academic might, you can earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in less time.
You can count graduate courses toward both degrees, cutting down your time to graduate by a semester of more. You’ll pay less and be a more marketable professional. You’ll also be able to take courses and do research not normally available to undergraduates.
Which degrees can I combine?
You can earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering combined with any of the following Master Degrees:
- Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering
- Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
- Master of Science in Telecommunications and Networking
To be accepted into the combined BSMS degree in the College, you must meet all university and program admission requirements. Each department evaluates candidates for admission to their programs.
The minimum requirements for admission into the combined Bachelor of Science / Master of Science programs are:
- Completed Graduate Application and fee ($30). Apply Now
- Completion of at least 90 credits towards the bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, with a grade point average of 3.3 or higher
- Three (3) letters of recommendation from professors
- A statement of objectives, clearly stating the intended concentration
Send your application and related documents to:
Florida International University
College of Engineering and Computing
10555 West Flagler Street, EC 2430
Attn: Graduate Admissions, Dean’s Office
Miami, FL 33174-1630, USA
You’ll be informed of the final admission decision when the Graduate School and the Faculty Committee of the academic department have reviewed your file.
As a prerequisite to registration, Florida International University requires all students born after December 31, 1956 to present documented proof of immunity to measles (Rubeola) and German measles (Rubella).
In addition to meeting all the admission requirements of FIU and the academic program, international students must obtain a student visa to attend classes in the United States.
Apply early! Submit your application and supporting documents by the Priority Consideration deadline dates.
To claim in-state tuition, you must provide copies of two of the following documents showing Florida residency for at least the last 12 months prior to the beginning of the semester:
- Florida voter registration information
- Florida driver’s license or state ID
- Florida vehicle registration information
You may also submit one of the documents above, accompanied by copies of at least two of the following documents:
- Lease, rental or mortgage contract
- Letter from utility company (Electric, telephone, cable, etc.)
- Employment letter with current W-2 or W-4
- Bank letter (indicating activity in account for 12 consecutive months)
- Professional License
- Current Florida Public School contract
- In-state tuition receipt from another Florida State School (last 12 months)
- Active Duty military orders
- Warranty Deed
- Declaration of Domicile
You may take classes as a non-degree seeking student while you apply for admission. Up to 12 credits (four classes) may be applied to your degree if you’re accepted into the program.
Prospective students from accredited institutions of higher learning who have not completed 90 credits of coursework must first apply for admission into the BS Electrical Engineering program. FIU students should consult with their undergraduate advisor for eligibility.
A student admitted to the combined degree program will be considered to have undergraduate status until the student applies for graduation from their bachelor’s degree program.
FIU and the College of Engineering and Computing offer a variety of fellowships, assistantships, and scholarships to qualified domestic and international students. The amounts of these awards vary depending on the type of award, but they may provide full tuition and a monthly stipend. Students in this program are eligible for graduate assistantships upon admission.
To be eligible for an accelerated combined Bachelor’s / Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering you must:
1. Satisfy all degree requirements for the Bachelor’s degree. Students enrolled in the program may count up to six hours of graduate courses as credits for both the BS electives and the MS degree.
2. Satisfy all University requirements for the selected Master’s degree.
3. Meet all undergraduate deficiencies, and requirements as specified by the student’s advisory committee.
4. Complete 30 semester hours of acceptable graduate level courses.
5. Earn a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in all approved courses in your program of study.
6. Complete an acceptable thesis or graduate project.
7. Pass an oral examination that includes an oral defense of the thesis or graduate project.
How it works
The BSMS Program is continuous. You apply for graduation with the BS and MS at the same time and receive a BS and MS degree on the same date, after requirements for both are completed.
When the BS degree requirements are met, you may “walk” for the graduation ceremony and request a temporary departmental certificate. You may also elect to permanently leave the combined program at any time and earn only the BS degree.
Once the BS is granted, you’ll have the same admission requirements to graduate programs as any other student. However, the combined MS degree would not be available to those if you decide to leave the combined program.
Grades and Credits
No grade below a ‘C’ may be counted toward the completion of the degree.
All graduate level work applicable to the Master’s degree must have been completed within six years immediately preceding the awarding of the degree.