The Accelerated MS program in the ECE department allows a student to receive a BS and an MS degree in five years. Students in the program work with a faculty advisor and tailor their undergraduate technical elective credits to develop a foundation for their MS theses.
|Semester 5||Semester 6||Summer < 7||Semester 7||Semester 8||Semester 9||Semester 10|
|Application/Admission landmark||Apply to acc. MS program by April 15 in Spring and Nov. 15 in fall; accepted to Acc MS program by end of semester.||Take GRE; apply to the LSU Grad School.||Complete bachelors degree; admitted to Graduate program from Semester 9.||Start as graduate student.||Defend thesis and graduate.|
|Advisor / Committee||Student selects an advisor and a committee.|
|Current Undergrad Courses||Continue undergrad coursework as in flow chart.||Continue undergrad coursework as in flow chart.||6 hours of A/H/S electives||Remove 3 hours of A/H/S electives and 3 hours of tech electives.||Remove 3 hours of A/H/S electives and 3 hours of tech electives.|
|New 406x independent study courses||EE 4060 (3 hours)||EE 4061 (3 hours)|
|Graduate courses||3 hours course for graduate credit||3 hours course for graduate credit||9 hours of grad course credits + 3 thesis credits||9 hours of grad course credits + 3 thesis credits|
|Difference in Undergrad Course Credits||0||0||6||-3||-3|
|Grad Course Credits (excluding thesis credits)||0||0||0||3||3||9||9|
The 6 hours of EE 406x independent study courses will count as 6 hours of Tech. electives. These can be taken only by those accepted to the Acc. MS Program.
The undergrad program is up to Semester 8 (blue); grad program is during Semesters 9 and 10 (yellow).