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BS-MS Combined Degree


Our combined Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering/Master of Science in Electrical Engineering offers early admission into our daytime graduate program, with increased efficiency, security, continuity, and prestige for admitted students. The combined BS-MS degree program offers acceptance for highly qualified undergraduates who have just completed their Junior year, and are interested in pursuing a research based MS degree which requires a thesis or research project.  Only students from the following institutions may be nominated for this program:


North America

  • University of Washington-Seattle


  • Fudan University
  • National Chiao Tung University
  • National Taiwan University
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University

July 15, 2017 Nomination Deadline for acceptance into autumn quarter 2017 cohort


The BS-MS selection process is different than our standard graduate admission pathway, and the nomination process involves four steps:


  1. Submitting a Nomination
    • As a first step, students must solicit two faculty nominations from either the EE faculty of their home institution or from the EE faculty of the University of Washington. 
    • Students are responsible for creating and submitting their nomination packet, requirements listed below.
    • Faculty nominations should be submitted separately from student nomination packets to ensure confidentiality.
  2. Acceptance of Your Nomination
    • Students will be notified via email if their nomination is accepted or not.
    • Acceptance of your nomination will still require an official application to the program.
    • Students whose nominations are not accepted for the combined BS-MS program are still welcome to apply to our daytime program through our regular application process.
  3. Application to the MSEE program
    • If accepted, students will be directed to complete an official application for admission through the Graduate School of the University of Washington.
    • Students who have been accepted into the combined BS-MS degree program are in effect pre-approved for acceptance into the graduate program, provided they meet all continuation requirements.
    • Official notice of admission to program will be sent by the end of March.
  4. Admission to the MSEE program
    • Students are expected to start their graduate studies in the following autumn quarter, after completion of their bachelor's degree.

Below you'll find application information and degree requirements to help you get started.


Nomination Packet Requirements


Student Packets


Please submit a single PDF that includes the following:

  • PDF of Unofficial Transcript showing a cumulative GPA of at least 3.7 and completion through junior year of undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering.
    • Junior year denotes a student's third year of study, or the completion of 135 quarter credits or 90 semester credits.
  • Written statement of purpose, which includes a clear research direction for their intended thesis or project direction, and indicates a preferred faculty advisor from UWEE faculty.
  • TOEFL scores for non-native English speakers. Please see Memo 8 for more information.
  • GRE is recommended but not required.
  • July 15, 2017 Nomination Deadline
  • Please save nomination packets as a PDF in the following format:
    • student last name_student first name_BSMSNOMINATION_AUT2017


*Applicants applying from Asia can email student nomination packet to Please list your name and BSMS Student Packet in the subject line.

Faculty Nominations

  • Two (2) letters of nomination from EE faculty.
    • Faculty nomination letters should be submitted separately from student nomination packets to ensure confidentiality.
    • July 15, 2017 Nomination Deadline
    • Please save nomination letters as a PDF in the following format:
      • student last name_student first name_BSMSNOMINATION_AUT2017




*Non-UW Faculty email student nomination letters to Please list the student's name and BSMS Nomination Letter in the subject line.


Degree Requirements


The requirements for the undergraduate degree will remain the same, as will tuition and fees. MS students may complete a master's thesis, research project or coursework MSEE.  With prior approval, a limited number of credits taken as an undergraduate may be applied towards your MS degree (University of Washington-Seattle students, only).  More information can be found at the following links.

BS Degree Requirements

MS Degree Requirements

The Graduate School - Master's Degree Policies




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