The Early Entry Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering to Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering program is designed to provide a student working towards a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Electrical and Computer Engineering a means to complete the requirements for their undergraduate degree along with a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in a shorter amount of time than the traditional path.
Undergraduate students who are enrolled in the B.S. program in Electrical and Computer Engineering can apply to Graduate School using an early entry program form for admission into the M.S. program in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Students must meet the following requirements:
Satisfy the minimum university requirements for admission to an early entry graduate program.
Major in the BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Students must have completed 40 hours of ECE courses with a GPA of 3.3 in those courses.
Students must be recommended for admission by the Electrical and Computer Engineering faculty
Undergraduate students may apply and be accepted any time after completing 75 or more hours of undergraduate coursework. However, at least 90 hours of undergraduate coursework must have been completed by the time the first graduate course is taken.
All applicants must have at least a 3.2 overall GPA.
All applicants must complete an application for and be accepted into the Early Entry B.S. to M.S. in Engineering for Electrical and Computer Engineering program and the UA Little Rock Graduate School.
All applicants must complete an Early Entry Program form and be approved for admission by the Department of Engineering graduate coordinator and the UA Little Rock Graduate School. The Early Entry form must be approved by the Department of Engineering graduate coordinator before the student begins graduate coursework. Failure to obtain prior approval negates the ability to “double count” courses.
Contact the Department of Systems Engineering to apply
Once accepted into a graduate program, students can take up to 12 hours of graduate coursework, which will count towards both the baccalaureate degree and the graduate degree. Individual graduate programs may allow fewer graduate hours to be taken at the undergraduate level; students should check with their prospective program to determine these limits.
Students must finish their baccalaureate degrees before they complete 15 hours of graduate coursework.
To ensure that they follow the proper degree plan, students must meet with a graduate-level advisor upon acceptance to the Early Entry program to map out the graduate courses they will take.
Accepted students will have provisional status in the graduate program, pending the award of their baccalaureate degree.
Early Entry students who fail to meet the Graduate School admission requirement of an overall 3.0 undergraduate GPA and no grades below a B once they obtain their baccalaureate degree will be dismissed from the graduate program.
Students accepted into the Early Entry program will be subject to the same policies as traditionally matriculated graduate students.
The Early Entry program may not be used in conjunction with the credit reservation program; therefore, no graduate courses taken before admission to the Early Entry program may be applied to a graduate degree.
Electrical and Computer Engineering Courses
Modifications to Electrical and Computer Engineering, B.S.
Students who have been admitted to the early entry 8raduate program in the MS in Engineering may use 12 hours from the following courses as electives toward a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering. The same courses can then be used as electives toward an M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering:
• SYEN 5320 - Linear State-Space Control Systems
• SYEN 5331 - Advanced Computer Architecture
• SYEN 5332 - Applied Operating Systems
• SYEN 5334 - Software Systems Engineering
• SVEN 5336 - Advances in Communication Networks
• SYEN 5350 - Digital Signal Processing
• SY EN 5352 - Power Electronics
• SYEN 5353 - Advanced Digital Communications
• SYEN 5354 - Power System Analysis
• SYEN 5355 - Mobile Multimedia Internet
• SYEN 5356 - Radio Frequency Techniques and Systems
• SYEN 5358 - Cellular and Wireless Communications
• SYEN 5366 - Advanced Digital Design
To see the courses and detailed information for the Electrical and Computer Engineering, B.S. degree and Electrical and Computer Engineering, M.S. degree, see links below: