The Integrated Master's/Bachelor's program (otherwise known as the IMB program) is an exciting opportunity for students who excel academically to achieve not just a Bachelor's degree in ECE, but also a Master's degree — through our Professional MS degree program — without needing to apply separately. This means no application fee, and no need to take the GRE (Graduate Record Exam) either. In order to be awarded the MS degree in the IMB program, the student must also earn their BS degree, either simultaneously with the MS degree or in a semester prior to the awarding of the MS degree. If a course is eligible for the MS degree but must be used to complete the BS degree, then the BS degree takes priority over the MS degree.
If a student is at least a 2nd semester junior, has completed at least 270 units and has at least an overall 3.00 QPA, he or she is guaranteed admission into the Professional MS degree in ECE through the IMB program. To be officially admitted, the student must complete the IMB Program form. Students may obtain the IMB Program form through a meeting with their assigned academic advisor.
If a student does not meet the exact overall 3.00 QPA requirement, he or she is eligible to petition for his or her admission into the IMB program during his or her senior year. Students may obtain the petition forms through a meeting with their assigned academic advisor.