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.

Dr. Amy Verkler
Assistant Professor (Lecturer)/Advisor
50 S. Central Campus Dr.
Room 2102
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 -9249

Phone: (801) 581-3732


Delva Hommes
Graduate Advisor
50 S. Central Campus Dr.
Room 2266A
Salt Lake City, UT 84112 -9249

Phone: 801-587-9710