About the Program
The CECS Accelerated Bachelor’s-to-Master’s (BS-to-MS) Programs allows high-achieving UCF current undergraduate students to simultaneously earn both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees. Qualified students can begin their Master’s degree course work while they are undergraduate juniors/seniors and double-count up to 12 credit hours of specific graduate courses for both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree requirements. The intention of the program is to provide a framework for students to complete requirements for the Master’s degree in significantly less time than would normally be required if both BS and MS degrees were pursued separately.
- Students must have a 3.0 UCF and Major GPA. Some programs require students to have higher GPAs.
- Students must have completed at least 60 Credit Hours.
- Students must have earned minimum grades in selected courses for each by program.
- Students having less than two semesters remaining in their undergraduate careers (not including the current term) cannot participate in this program.
Current UCF undergraduate students who do not meet the eligibility requirements for the Accelerated BS-to-MS program may still pursue graduate courses as a Senior Scholar. For more information, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applying to the BS-to-MS Program:
- Once you have completed these courses with a B or better and met the GPA/Credit hour requirements, the BS to MS Application will appear in your MyUCF Portal.
- Please navigate to Student Self Service => Scholarship Application => Add a New Application => BS to MS Application
- No supplemental information is required to apply (undergraduate level)
- Admission decisions are sent to student’s Knights email
- This is NOT admission to the grad program
BS to MS Application Deadlines:
- Fall 2023 – July 10, 2023
- Spring 2024 – October 30, 2023
- Summer 2023 – March 17, 2023
- Applications will be reviewed within a week of the application deadline listed above.
- Students will be notified via their Knights email with admission decision after applications have been reviewed.
BS to MS Withdrawal Deadlines:
- Fall 2023 – October 27, 2023
- Summer 2023 – July 7, 2023
|Accelerated BS-to-MS Programs*,**||Program Catalog||Program Website||Program Coordinator|
|Aerospace Engineering||Acc BS-to-MS AE||MAE||Dr. Jihua “Jan” Gou|
|Biomedical Engineering||Acc BS-to-MS BME||MAE||Dr. Jihua “Jan” Gou|
|Civil Engineering||Acc BS-to-MS CE||CECE||Dr. Andrew Randall|
|Computer Engineering||Acc BS-to-MS CpE||ECE||Dr. Mingjie Lin|
|Computer Science||Acc BS-to-MS CS||CS||Dr. Sumanta N. Pattanaik|
|Electrical Engineering||Acc BS-to-MS EE||ECE||Dr. Mingjie Lin|
|Construction Engineering||Acc BS-to-MS CnE||CECE||Dr. Andrew Randall|
|Environmental Engineering||Acc BS-to-MS VE||CECE||Dr. Andrew Randall|
|Industrial Engineering||Acc BS-to-MS IE||IEMS||Dr. Mansooreh Mollaghasemi|
|Materials Science and Engineering||Acc BS-to-MS MSE||MSE||Dr. Jiyu Fang|
|Mechanical Engineering||Acc BS-to-MS ME||MAE||Dr. Jihua “Jan” Gou|
* All of CECS’s Accelerated BS-to-MS programs are available in the face-to-face modality; however, many of its graduate courses are available as either face-to-face (P), online (W), mixed (M), and/or reduced seat time (RA or RS).
** While licensure or certification may be available in this field of study, our program does not directly lead to such licensure or certification upon graduation. The professional preparation you receive in our program may still assist you in such pursuits; however, we are unable to confirm the specific licensure and certification requirements of each state, territory, or foreign entity in which professional credentialing may be possible. If you intend to pursue such credentialing in your state or elsewhere, we strongly advise you to contact the applicable state credentialing authority to familiarize yourself with its specific requirements and determine if our program meets its academic criteria. Alternatively, you are welcome to contact us at 407-823-2455 or email@example.com with questions in this regard and we will do our best to assist you in your career planning.
Expectations for BS-to-MS Students:
- Students admitted to the program are required to have the BS-to-MS Course Approval Form by the second semester following acceptance into the program.
- Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA while in the program.
- Student must complete at least 9 credit hours to apply to the accelerated track for their graduate admissions application. Only those that complete 9 credit hours can apply for a graduate application processing fee waiver.
Timeline for BS-to-MS Students:
After completing at least 60 credit hours, achieving a 3.0 UCF GPA or better, and completing the listed pre-requisite course work with a B or better, students can apply to the BS-to-MS Program online via the MyUCF Portal (https://my.ucf.edu). Navigating to the application starts with the Student Self Service Panel followed by the Scholarship Application Area. The application will appear there only for students who are eligible for the Accelerated BS-to-MS Program.
Current UCF undergraduate students can begin taking graduate courses by completing an Override Form. It must be approved by your department’s undergraduate program coordinator. Afterwards, it can be submitted digitally to Anna Canlon at firstname.lastname@example.org. This must be completed prior to the first week of classes for any given semester.
- Students must complete a course approval form before submitting overrides for the graduate courses. The course approval form must have all appropriate signatures from the department. This form can be revised as you progress in the program.
- Complete your online application to the graduate program. If you have completed or will complete 9 graduate credit hours, please contact Anna Canlon at email@example.com to request a waiver code. You must request this code BEFORE submitting your application.
- Begin your graduate program and during your first semester you must complete a Graduate Program of Study to formally transfer your graduate courses you successfully completed during your undergraduate career toward your graduate degree.