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Combined BS-MS

UW ECE offers a Combined BS-MS (Bachelor of Science – Master of Science) program for undergraduate students who plan to pursue graduate study. With the Combined BS-MS program students seamlessly transition from their undergraduate education into graduate education at the University of Washington. Students begin the two-step application process in the summer between their junior and senior year. Students officially start in the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE) program in the autumn quarter following completion of their bachelor’s degree.

Why UW ECE Combined BS-MS?

Advantages of the Combined BS-MS program include:

Increased Degree Efficiency

  • You can start taking classes that count toward your graduate degree during your senior year of your bachelor’s degree.


  • You have peace of mind in knowing you have been accepted to the MSEE program before you start your senior year of your bachelor’s degree. If you are applying to regular graduate programs, you won’t hear back until much later.


  • You can carry on the relationships you have made with UW faculty, who you may want to continue to work with in the MSEE degree. You can also build upon the classes you have taken and other connections you have developed at the UW.


  • The Combined BS-MS program is a competitive program for ambitious students.


UW ECE welcomes applications to the Combined BS-MS program from highly-qualified juniors from select colleges. Students must have a minimum 3.6 cumulative GPA to be eligible to apply.


Students enrolled in the Combined BS-MS program must complete the degree requirements for their Bachelor’s degree and the degree requirements for the MSEE degree.

Information Sessions

What are the advantages of the Combined BS-MS program? Is it the right choice for pursuing your graduate studies? Join one of our information sessions to talk directly with an adviser! 

It is highly recommended that all interested students attend an information session prior to applying.

Our next information sessions will take place in spring of 2025.

Contact Advising

Current ECE students can schedule an appointment with an adviser or find drop-in hours online.

Prospective student drop-in hours

Questions about submitting your application? Attend an Application Q&A Session. Find event details here.