The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Missouri University of Science and Technology implemented an Accelerated BS/MS Program in 2019. This program is designed to encourage and facilitate undergraduate majors in electrical and computer engineering to pursue a masters program. It is similar to engineering programs at other institutions that are identified with titles such as accelerated masters, combined BS/MS, and 4+1 options. It reduces the time needed for undergraduates to earn a graduate degree and exposes these students to research work. It provides a route for faculty to obtain quality graduate students and it builds enrollment for the department. This paper discusses the structure and the implementation of the first program of this type at Missouri University of Science and Technology. The experience of the initial electrical and computer engineering students in the Accelerated BS/MS program is described. While the number of students who participated is not large, the program provides a valuable option to the curriculum.

Meeting Name

2022 ASEE Midwest Section Annual Conference (2022: Sep. 11-13, Tulsa, OK)


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Curriculum; Graduate Education; Career Paths

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Final Version

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Publication Date

01 Sep 2022