General Information

Program/Degree
Electrical & Computer Engineering (MS) - Accelerated Master's Program 
Program Description

The Graduate College offers exceptional undergraduate students in selected majors the opportunity to earn both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in as few as 5 years. The Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP) is for the top undergraduates in participating majors who plan to continue in a graduate program in the same, or closely related, UA discipline.       

 
Department/Academic Unit(s)

Electrical & Computer Engr -

ECE Grad School at UA

Degree Programs

ECE offers master's and PhD programs in electrical and computer engineering. PhD degrees are research-based and master's are project-based.

Top University

The University of Arizona ranks among the top 20 public research institutions in the country.

Cross-Disciplinary Training

The UA's Interdisciplinary Programs unite researchers and students from diverse disciplines and provide a number of cross-disciplinary research and training opportunities for ECE grad students.

Career Placement

ECE maintains longstanding partnerships with companies throughout industry, such as Raytheon, Intel, IBM, Qualcomm, Motorola, Microsoft, Honeywell, Texas Instruments, GM, Agilent, NASA, Boeing and Pixar.

The Region

From earth's environment to medical advancements to space exploration, Tucson is a technology and bioscience hotspot.

 
College
College of Engineering  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Contacts
Admissions Contact
Tami J Whelan
520-621-6195
Graduate Program Coordinator
Tami J Whelan
520-621-6195
Director of Graduate Studies
Kathleen L Melde
520-626-2538
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Janae E Gregston
520-621-0119
 
Tuition and Fees
Please refer to the UA Bursar's Office Tuition and Fees Calculator for up-to-date information about tuition and fees. 
Please refer to the UA Registrar's's Office Special Course Fees for up-to-date information about special course fees. 

Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

 

Academic Policies

Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP)

Admission Requirements

 

Programs will select from among a qualified pool, based on the following criteria. Individual programs may have more stringent or additional requirements:

1. Completion of a minimum of 75 undergraduate credit hours will be required at the time of application; a minimum of 90 undergraduate credit hours will be required at the time of entry into the AMP. If the student’s GPA falls below 3.3 at the time they have completed 90 units, the student will not be admitted into the program. Courses taken for audit may not be included in the total number of units counted for eligibility or admission.

2. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a minimum of 12 units of undergraduate UA.

3. Completion of at least 12 earned undergraduate credits in their major at The University of Arizona’s main campus. Units still graded Incomplete, units graded Pass/Fail or units taken as audit will not count toward the requirement of the 12 undergraduate units.

4. Completion or near completion of general education requirements.

5. Submission of a graduate application and payment of a graduate application fee.

6. Demonstration of the maturity necessary for success in an accelerated, highly competitive program.

7. Expectation to complete the undergraduate degree within four years. The undergraduate degree requirements must be completed before the student is eligible to have the Master’s degree awarded. 

 
Standardized Tests

The GRE exam is not required.

 
Financial Aid
The Academic Unit has not provided this information. 
Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants: Completion of a minimum of 75 undergraduate credit hours will be required at the time of application; a minimum of 90 undergraduate credit hours will be required at the time of entry into the AMP. If the student’s GPA falls below 3.3 at the time they have completed 90 units, the student will not be admitted into the program. Courses taken for audit may not be included in the total number of units counted for eligibility or admission.

International Applicants: Completion of a minimum of 75 undergraduate credit hours will be required at the time of application; a minimum of 90 undergraduate credit hours will be required at the time of entry into the AMP. If the student’s GPA falls below 3.3 at the time they have completed 90 units, the student will not be admitted into the program. Courses taken for audit may not be included in the total number of units counted for eligibility or admission.

  • Fall: Month day
  • Spring: Month day
 
International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832

Degree Specifics

Degree Requirements

Students will be considered undergraduates until they complete their undergraduate requirements, which should be no later than the end of the fourth year. Students entering with Advanced Placement Credit or who attend summer school would likely graduate with their Bachelor’s in the 3rd year. Students must take at least 12 of their graduate credits while in graduate status. In other words,

  • During years 1-3 (or approximately 0-90 credits) students will be taking undergraduate coursework and charged at the undergraduate rate.

  • Once admitted to AMP, during the senior (or transition year), they may take up to 12 units of graduate coursework which may apply toward both the Bachelor’s and the Master’s degrees. Students will be charged at the undergraduate rate and retain eligibility for undergraduate scholarships.

  • Students classified as seniors who have not yet completed a bachelor's degree may enroll in 500-level courses following the Gradute Credit for Seniors Policy. Courses numbered at the 600, 700 and 900 levels are not open to undergraduates.

  • After completion of all Bachelors’ requirements, students will be granted graduate status, be charged at the graduate rate, and be eligible for graduate assistantships. The student won’t be eligible to graduate nor will they be eligible for assistantships until all Bachelors’ requirements are completed. While an undergraduate, students are required to keep their graduate coursework cumulative GPA at 3.0 or higher to be admitted to the M.S.

  • Should a student have completed 12 graduate credits, but not yet completed the undergraduate degree, they will be considered graduate for financial aid and tuition purposes and coded as ‘graduate’ in SIS. They will no longer be eligible for undergraduate scholarships. Nor will they be eligible for graduate assistantships.

  • At least 12 graduate credits must be taken while in graduate status, after completing all degree requirements for the Bachelor’s.

  • Students should be encouraged to complete their undergraduate requirements as soon as possible, but not later than one semester before receiving their master’s. Students finishing their undergraduate requirements later than one semester before receiving their master’s they will no longer be eligible for undergraduate scholarships. Nor will they be eligible for graduate assistantships. Neither degree will be awarded until the undergraduate requirements are completed along with the Master’s requirements. 

 
Minor Requirements
The Academic Unit has not provided this information. 
Student Handbook
http://ece.arizona.edu/sites/default/files/2014-04-22-grad-handbook.pdf  
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Last revised 27 Jun 2014