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Accelerated Master’s Platform

Get started on a graduate degree while still an undergraduate!

The new Accelerated Master’s Platform (AMP) allows students to apply to the graduate program in their junior year and, if accepted, matriculate into the master’s program during the following fall term. With careful planning, including taking graduate classes in their senior year, students can then complete a master’s degree within one year after finishing their bachelor’s. Students admitted to the co-degree program must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better throughout their undergraduate and master’s degree programs, or they will be subject to dismissal from the AMP.

Successful applicants are allowed to apply a maximum of nine graduate credits (taken for a letter grade and not including blanket-numbered courses) to both their undergraduate and master’s degrees.

Non-CS majors are eligible to apply for CS graduate degrees, but must have completed at least three 300-level CS courses with a B or better, including CS 325.

Degrees offered:

  • CS MEng: coursework only
  • CS MS: coursework and thesis or project
  • ECE MEng: coursework only
  • ECE MS: coursework and thesis

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of 105 credits toward undergraduate degree program.
  • A minimum of 3.25 GPA in current degree.
  • Transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended.
  • Three letters of reference. One of the reference letters must be from the applicant’s potential graduate advisor.
  • Statement of purpose: A description of the applicant’s objectives in pursuing an advanced degree. This should be a brief (maximum of one page when printed) summary of the applicant's career goals, research interests, and pertinent experience.
  • No GRE needed.

Admission Process

  • Apply by June 30, 2016 of junior year.
  • Complete the online application via the Graduate School website.
  • Admission is competitive, not all of the applicants who meet the minimum requirements will be accepted.
  • Notification of acceptance will come by August 1.

Example Plans

Once admitted to the program, students will meet with their graduate advisor to create a plan of study.

Computer Science

 

 

Fall

Winter

Spring

Senior year

GRAD 520/522

(1 credit)

CS 561

(4 credits)

CS562

(4 credits)

Final Year

3 courses

(12 credits)

MS: 2 courses + project

MEng: 3 courses

(12 credits)

MS: 2 courses + project

MEng: 3 courses

(12 credits)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

 

 

Fall

Winter

Spring

Senior year

GRAD 520/522

(1 credit)

ECE 5XX course

(instead of 4XX course)

(4 credits)

ECE 5XX course

(instead of 4XX course)

(4 credits)

Final Year

3 courses

(12 credits)

MS: 2 courses + thesis

MEng: 3 courses

(12 credits) 

MS 2 courses + thesis

MEng: 3 courses

(12 credits)