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Accelerated Masters

If you're feeling ambitious, you can apply for a five-year BS/accelerated MS program, which can be completed in 147 credit hours.

You qualify to apply for the program if you:

  • Are Mason undergraduate majoring in engineering.
  • Have an overall GPA of at least 3.30 and have completed all MATH and PHYS requirements.

You can apply during a semester after which you will have completed 90 or more credit hours applicable to your degree. If you have a GPA of at least 3.6, you can also apply to take graduate courses before being accepted into the accelerated program, and these courses will be counted toward it.

You must complete all requirements for your BS degree.

Up to two courses (six credit hours) of masters-level courses can be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate degrees. These graduate courses replace the corresponding undergraduate courses.

Graduate Course

Undergraduate Course

Comment
SYST 521 SYST 420 Credit may not be received for both SYST 521 and SYST 420
SYST 573 SYST 473 Credit may not be received for both SYST 573 and SYST 473
OR 541 OR 441 Credit may not be received for both OR 541 and OR 441
OR 542 OR 442 Credit may not be received for both OR 542 and OR 442

Systems engineering majors in the BS/accelerated MS program do not receive credit for both SYST 371 and SYST 530. Students should take SYST 371 as part of the undergraduate BS program. Students should take a technical elective in lieu of SYST 530 as part of the MS program. The technical elective must be approved by the student’s advisor and the Department Chair.

Accelerated Masters Programs

Operations Research, Accelerated MS

Highly qualified students in selected BS programs have the option of obtaining an accelerated Operations Research MS.  Mason undergraduate students majoring in civil and infrastructure engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, or systems engineering may apply to this option if they meet certain requirements. Students in an accelerated degree program must fulfill all university requirements for the master’s degree. 

Systems Engineering, Accelerated MS

Highly qualified students in selected BS programs have the option of obtaining an accelerated Systems Engineering MS. Mason undergraduate students majoring in civil and infrastructure engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, or systems engineering may apply to this option if they meet certain requirements. Students in an accelerated degree program must fulfill all university requirements for the master’s degree.

Systems Engineering, BS, Accelerated MS/TCom

Students in the BS in Systems Engineering program may elect to enter an accelerated MS in Telecommunications Program while they are undergraduate students. The program is designed for qualified undergraduate students in the systems engineering program to proceed directly into the MS program, completing the two degrees with 144 credits. Students benefit from an accelerated program, and are well prepared to work in various fields to define, develop, and integrate such systems as computer networks, cars, intelligent robots, stereos, subways, and universities.

​Data Analytics Engineering, Accelerated MS

Qualified undergraduate students have the option of obtaining an accelerated Data Analytics Engineering MS with a concentration in predictive analytics. While no specific undergraduate degree is required, Mason undergraduate students majoring in systems engineering or any other engineering, business, computer science, statistics, mathematics, or information technology may apply to this option if they meet certain requirements. Students in an accelerated degree program must fulfill all university requirements for the master’s degree.