Do you have a GPA of 3.0 or more? You are eligible for the Master’s Accelerated Program in engineering. You could earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in as little as five years.
A master’s degree is increasingly becoming the professional degree of choice for engineering practice. Many employers encourage, or even require, their employees to seek the degree during their early career and master’s holders often experience increased upward mobility and earn substantially greater salaries as a result.
It’s not as time consuming as you might think:
- It takes 30 to 32 credit hours to complete a master’s degree.
- Up to 12 credits of your undergraduate coursework 450 and above may be counted toward the master’s.
- It’s possible to complete the master’s degree in 2-3 semesters beyond graduation with a bachelor’s degree.
- It could be even less if you do a qualifying research project to fulfill some thesis requirements (urap.nmsu.edu).
- Scholarships are available.
Discuss your options with your department and visit the Master’s Accelerated Program MAP for more information.