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Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s (ABM-MSEE)

Admission Requirements

For regular admission to the Accelerated Bachelor’s to the Master’s of Science in Electrical Engineering (ABM-MSEE) degree program, the applicant must:

  1. Be a current Georgia Southern undergraduate student majoring in Electrical Engineering (EE).
  2. Have completed at least 25 credit hours of undergraduate coursework in EE discipline including MATH 1441MATH 2242PHYS 2211KPHYS 2212KENGR 1731ENGR 1732, and ENGR 2332.
  3. Have a 3.0 (4.0 scale) cumulative grade point average or higher on courses in undergraduate work.

ABM programs do not allow provisional admission. ABM programs are designed for students who have demonstrated a high level of undergraduate academic performance that validates their ability to be successful graduate students. Students who do not meet the minimum requirements for regular admission may be granted admission to the program upon approval of an admissions committee consisting of at least the Department Chair and the Graduate Program director.

Degree Requirements–Thesis

  1. A student in the ABM program will be allowed to use up to 9 credits EENG 5000G level courses offered within the Electrical Engineering program in meeting the requirements of both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree.
  2. Maintain a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0 (grade of “B” or better) in their graduate degree course work (including the 9 credits of graduate course work shared with the undergraduate degree).
  3. Meet all requirements for both the BSEE and M.S.E.E. degrees.
  4. An undergraduate student enrolled in graduate classes is limited to 6 credit hours of graduate coursework per semester.
  5. A minimum of 50% of courses for the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree must be taken at or above the 6000 level.
Credit Hours
Core Requirements18
EENG 5540GCommunication Systems with Lab 2
or EENG 5431GControl Systems with Lab
EENG 7330Advanced Electromagnetics
EENG 7331Advanced Digital Signal Processing
EENG 7332Digital Control Systems
EENG 7333Advanced Power Systems (Advanced Power Systems)
EENG 7530Research in Electrical Engineering
Elective Requirements6
Restricted Elective courses at or above the 5000G level as contracted with the faculty advisor and degree coordinator 1
Other Non-Thesis Requirements6
EENG 7999Thesis
Comprehensive Exam
Total Credit Hours30

1 A minimum of 50% of courses for the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree must be taken at or above the 6000 level.

2 While EENG 5540G is 4 credit hours, only 3 credit hours will count toward fulfilling the graduate elective requirement. The remaining credit hour will be applied toward the undergraduate requirements.

Degree Requirements–Non-Thesis

  1. A student in the ABM program will be allowed to use up to 9 credits EENG 5000G level courses offered within the Electrical Engineering program in meeting the requirements of both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree.
  2. Maintain a cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0 (grade of “B” or better) in their graduate degree course work (including the 9 credits of graduate course work shared with the undergraduate degree).
  3. Meet all requirements for both the BSEE and M.S.E.E. degrees.
  4. An undergraduate student enrolled in graduate classes is limited to 6 credit hours of graduate coursework per semester.
  5. A minimum of 50% of courses for the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree must be taken at or above the 6000 level.
Credit Hours
Core Requirements18
EENG 5540GCommunication Systems with Lab 2
or EENG 5431GControl Systems with Lab
EENG 7330Advanced Electromagnetics
EENG 7331Advanced Digital Signal Processing
EENG 7332Digital Control Systems
EENG 7333Advanced Power Systems (Advanced Power Systems)
EENG 7530Research in Electrical Engineering
Elective Requirements6
Restricted Elective courses at or above the 5000G level as contracted with the faculty advisor and degree coordinator 1
Other Non-Thesis Requirements6
EENG 7891Independent Study
Comprehensive Exam
Total Credit Hours30

1 A minimum of 50% of courses for the Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree must be taken at or above the 6000 level.

2 While EENG 5540G is 4 credit hours, only 3 credit hours will count toward fulfilling the graduate elective requirement. The remaining credit hour will be applied toward the undergraduate requirements.

Advisement

Graduate students are advised by their program. Graduate students should reach out to their graduate program director for information regarding the structures in place to facilitate advisement. For more information visit the Graduate Academic Advisement catalog page.

Graduate students can also contact the Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies for more information about their program director.
Phone: 912-478-COGS (2647)
Email: gradschool@georgiasouthern.edu

Last updated: 11/17/2021