Our BS/MS Program offers students a combined degree experience that fosters undergraduate research and accelerates the completion of an MS degree. This research-intensive degree allows students to expand their research skills through hands-on work in a research lab and prepares them for a career in the technology industry.


  • Students must be domestic, U.S. citizens, or Legal Permanent Residents pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering at the U.  
  • Should be currently enrolled in at least 12 credit hours with full-time student status.  
  • Must have completed Junior Seminar: ECE 3900 or CS 3991 or ECE 3991 in their junior semester.  
  • Minimum 3.30 GPA or higher (U of U cumulative). We do not make exceptions to the minimum GPA requirement.
  • Transfer students must have completed at least 24 credit hours at the U. 


  • Admission to the Combined Degree Program guarantees entrance to the Graduate School as long as a minimum GPA of 3.3 is maintained and paperwork submitted. 
  • Receive early access to graduate-level courses, including MS specialized classes.
  • Select an MS track to work towards and earn a BS and MS in the same semester.  
  • Students in their senior year can take up to 12 credit hours of 5000 and/or 6000 graduate-level classes.
      • not exceeding 12 graduate-level courses  
      • Limited to 4 – 5000 level classes  
      • Designated graduate classes do not count toward a BS degree 
  • Senior projects begun at the BS level can be further developed and utilized for an MS thesis. 
  • Establish an MS committee early to ensure funding. 

Additional Questions?

One of our program contacts will happily answer any additional questions or concerns you may have.

John Bolke

Phone: 801-581-6943


Office: MEB 2110D