Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s

A combined bachelor’s/master’s degree provides students with a number of distinct advantages:                                                                                            Degree

  1. Students graduate with a competitive edge in the job market.
  2. Master’s degrees can usually be completed in one year instead of two as undergraduate courses may be counted toward the master’s degree.
  3. After a Johns Hopkins student completes eight semesters and earns a Bachelor’s Degree, the Whiting School of Engineering will pay 50% of the student’s tuition every semester while he or she is a graduate student.

Eligibility and Application Process

  • This program is available only to undergraduates in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department majors.
  • Students are encouraged to discuss interest in the combined program with their advisor during the junior year to make sure they are well positioned to gain maximum benefit from the program.
  • The application must be submitted during the student’s junior year. There are two deadlines to submit applications to the BS/MSE program:

    1) January 2 – Juniors only – admissions decisions occur around January 22
    2) June 15 – Rising Seniors only – admissions decisions occur around July 23

  • Seniors who have missed the deadline are welcome to apply for the master’s program separately. Visit the Graduate Admissions Information page for details.
  • Admission decisions are made on academic performance that includes undergraduate GPA. It is expected that students will have a 3.5 GPA.
  • To apply for admission, the student must submit a formal online graduate application. In addition, the student will need to present a statement of purpose that describes their career plans and rationale for advanced study at JHU. GRE scores are not required. Two letters of recommendation are required for the application.
  • ECE Graduate Policy on Double-Counting Courses: WSE policy allows Bachelors-Masters students to double-count two courses (400 level or higher), but also states that “If an individual program adopts double-counting policies more strict than these, the program’s policies override the school-wide policies”. ECE does not allow double-counting undergrad courses towards a Masters Degree.
  • Inquiries about the application process should be directed to Debbie Race (drace@jhu.edu).
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