Five-Year BS/MS Program in Electrical Engineering

Full-time Electrical Engineering students have the option of applying for admission into the five-year combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree program. A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or higher by the first semester of the junior year is generally considered the minimum required for consideration for admission into the combined BS/MS Program.

Typical Five-Year Plan

  • Earn a BS degree after four years of study and complete the 30-credit requirement for the MS degree with one additional year of work.
  • Complete 9 credits of graduate study during the senior year (no more than 6 credits in any semester) and complete the remaining 21 credits of graduate study over the 12-month period following the senior year.
  • All graduate courses must be taken at Villanova University.

Application Timeline

Students interested in participating in the BS/MS program should contact the department’s Graduate Program Advisor (currently Dr. Ahmad Hoorfar) as early as possible during their undergraduate studies. Students formally apply to the BS/MS program by submitting a Graduate Application in their junior year. Notification of admission status comes with successful completion of that year. Admitted students coordinate their course plan for the fourth and fifth years with the undergraduate and graduate advisors. 

View requirements for admission.

Five-Year program leading to a Master of Sustainable Engineering

A Master of Science in Sustainable Engineering (MSSE) is a five-year option with a bachelor’s degree in any of the College’s major disciplines. Students interested in the BS/MSSE combined degree program should contact Director of Sustainable Engineering, William Lorenz.