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Accelerated programs

Accelerated Master’s degree programs

Pursue a master’s degree in less time with less financial commitment.

Designed for the dedicated and driven Fulton Schools student, Accelerated Master’s degree programs combine advanced undergraduate work with graduate courses, enabling students to earn both a BSE and MSE in electrical engineering (online and in person), MS in computer engineering (in person only) or MS in robotic and autonomous systems (electrical engineering) (in person only) in five years if attending full time.

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Degree information

Admission standards for all electrical engineering accelerated programs

The following are the admission standards for all of the electrical engineering accelerated programs. Each program has additional standards as well. 

  • Students applying to the electrical engineering MSE or robotics and autonomous systems (electrical engineering) MS must have a GPA of at least 3.25 at the time of application.
  • Students applying to the computer engineering (electrical engineering) MS must have a GPA of at least 3.0 at the time of application.
  • Applicants to the accelerated BSE/MSE program are not required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) but might be required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) if needed. Please consult with a graduate advisor for additional information.
  • Submit your application to the Accelerated Master’s degree program coordinator in the semester before you start your 400-level classes.

Campus options and degree requiremments

The electrical engineering MSE program is offered in person and online. The electrical engineering MS (thesis program) is only offered in person and requires a faculty member to agree to oversee the student’s research. The computer engineering (electrical engineering) and robotics and autonomous systems (electrical engineering) MS programs are offered in person only.

The credit hour requirements are 120 for the BSE and 30 credits for the MSE/MS. The MSE program requires 10 total classes, which may exceed 30 credits.

Each graduate program has different degree requirements. Students should refer to the handbook for each program when deciding on one to learn the requirements.

Standards and procedures for monitoring student progress

Satisfactory progress in the accelerated degree program is achieved if the student remains in good academic standing by maintaining a GPA of at least 3.0.

All courses on the graduate Interactive Plan of Study (iPOS) must be taken at Arizona State University.

Students must maintain continuous enrollment throughout their graduate programs with no breaks in enrollment. Per ASU’s Graduate College policy manual, graduate-level students need to be enrolled in at least one graduate credit each fall and spring semester in order to maintain continuous enrollment. Should a student need to take a semester off, they need to request a leave of absence request before that semester.

Students should refer to each program’s handbook for additional information on probation policies. Refer to the handbook links above for policies specific to each program.

Filling out the application

While filling out the application, you will be asked to indicate which classes you want to share or reserve.

Sharing means that the classes will count toward both your undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Reserving means that you will take the class while you are an undergraduate student and reserve it for future use in your graduate program, so it will not count toward your undergraduate program.

For our programs, you should aim to share three classes. Those classes might be three or four credits each, so you might share nine to 12 credits.

If you are sharing nine credits (three 3-credit classes), you might want to consider adding a reserved class to your schedule if it allows.

Shared and reserved classes combined must be less than 12 total credits. If you are sharing classes that are four credits, you will not be able to reserve a class, but that is okay; the real benefit of this program is sharing credits.

All of our 400-level classes have a graduate section, EEE 591. If you want to share a 400-level class, you would register for the 591 version of the class after your application is approved.

You cannot take more than a total of four EEE 591 classes toward your graduate program, so plan accordingly. Use the resources below to determine if you need specific 400/591 classes as prerequisites to graduate classes you want to take and if you need any 591 classes for the comprehensive exam if you are an electrical engineering MSE student.

Download the application and fill it out as best you can. Even if you aren’t sure about what to write for some sections, give it a try. Send it to the Accelerated Master’s degree program coordinator to review and give you feedback. The application is not set in stone. It can be changed, and it is more of an exercise in understanding the undergraduate and graduate degree requirements.

You do need to pretend to be psychic and list the classes that you would like to take in the future toward your graduate degree and need to meet the degree requirements.

Special note for electrical engineering MSE students: At the end of your program, you need to complete a comprehensive exam in your area of specialization, so you should select classes that meet the exam requirements listed in the electrical engineering MSE comprehensive exam guide.

You will also want to review these resources:

Ready to apply?

You must go through the advising office and submit the internal application before you formally apply online to graduate admissions. Do not apply online to graduate admissions until you have been internally approved and instructed to do so. The deadline to submit your paper application to the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering advising team is July 1 for fall semesters and December 15 for spring semesters.

Email your application to [email protected]. You can also call our front desk at 480-965-3424 to schedule an appointment with the Accelerated Master’s degree program coordinator.

Start your application for the accelerated bachelor’s and master’s program in electrical engineering (MSE).

Start your application for the accelerated bachelor’s and master’s program in computer engineering (MS).

Start your application for the accelerated bachelor’s and master’s program in robotic and autonomous systems (electrical engineering).