Bachelor of Science to Master of Science

Bachelor of Science to Master of Science | School of Graduates Studies

Purpose

The purpose of the Bachelor of Science/Masters of Science (B.S./M.S.) degree program is to enable well qualified and highly motivated undergraduates students majoring in Electrical Engineering to obtain both a bachelor's and master's degree in a minimum of five years. The B.S./M.S. program is applicable to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree and the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Electrical Engineering within the Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. School of Engineering. The goal of the B.S./M.S. program is to accelerate the production of electrical engineering professionals who are capable of entering into the technology workforce and making significant contributions to society, while safeguarding the environment.

Admission Criteria

The B.S./M.S. program allows students to begin graduate study (concurrent with undergraduate work) in the second semester of their junior year. Students are allowed to apply for admission into the program upon completion of 79 credits. For consideration of admission into the B.S./M.S. program, a student must:

  • Complete 85 credits (a minimum of 30 credits of general education requirements, a minimum of 20 credits of Science and Math requirements, and a minimum of 23 credits of electrical engineering requirements).
  • Have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.30.
  • Submit a completed application form,
  • Submit three (3) written recommendations from MSU faculty, one of which must be from an MSU faculty member within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering who would serve as the candidate's primary advisor, and
  • Submit a plan of study, signed by the anticipated primary advisor, outlining the tentative courses to be pursued in the program and the anticipated concentration in the program of study.

The application is submitted in the first instance to the graduate coordinator in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Applications determined to be eligible, following review by a committee of electrical engineering faculty, shall be forwarded to the School of Graduate Studies.

General Requirements

All students who seek candidacy into the B.S./M.S. program will be required to complete the B.S. degree requirements and the M.S. degree requirements for electrical engineering. Up to six credits of graduate coursework may count towards the undergraduate degree. For the M.S., the thesis option requires 24 credits and two thesis courses (29 credits).

Program of Study

The Master of Science in electrical engineering will provide an M.S. degree in one of four areas of concentration; RADAR, signals intelligence, power and energy and communications. The degree requires nine core EEGR courses related to the area of concentration and a minimum of 18 electives taken towards the degree. Students must complete a thesis, which requires 24 course credits and two thesis courses (29 credits). Successful completion and oral defense of the Thesis is required. Students accepted for candidacy into the B.S./M.S. program may begin taking graduate courses in their junior year. Candidates will complete these courses during the fifth year. Below are the courses by area of concentration.

RADAR Concentration
Core Courses
EEGR 532: Microwave Transmission
EEGR 624: Detection and Estimation Theory
EEGR 635: Advanced Electromagnetic Theory

Electives Courses
EEGR 507: Applied Probability and Statistical Analysis
EEGR 508: Advanced Linear Systems
EEGR 524: Introduction to RADAR
EEGR 535: Active Microwave Circuit Design
EEGR 536: Antenna Theory and Design
EEGR 542: Microwave Power Devices
EEGR 543: Introduction to Microwaves
EEGR 637: Advanced Antenna Theory
EEGR 503: Communications Theory
EEGR 607: Information Theory
EEGR 610: Wireless Communications
EEGR 551: Digital Signal Processing
EEGR 622: Adaptive Signal Processing
EEGR 623: Pattern Recognition

Signals Intelligence Concentration
Core Courses
EEGR 507: Applied Probability and Statistical Analysis
EEGR 508: Advanced Linear Systems
EEGR 607: Information Theory

Electives Courses
EEGR 503: Communications Theory
EEGR 543: Introduction to Microwaves
EEGR580: Introduction to Cyber Security
EEGR581: Introduction to Network Security
EEGR582: Introduction to Communications Security
EEGR583: Introduction to Security Management
EEGR 520: Digital Image Processing
EEGR 522: Digital Signal & Speech Processing
EEGR 551: Digital Signal Processing
EEGR 620: Digital Image Processing
EEGR 622: Adaptive Signal Processing
EEGR 623: Pattern Recognition
EEGR 624: Detection and Estimation Theory
EEGR 626: Optimization/Numerical Methods
EEGR 679: Cryptography and Information Security
EEGR 722: Advanced Topics in Image Processing

Power and Energy Concentration
Core Courses
EEGR550: Fundamentals of Energy and Power Systems
EEGR555: Advanced Power Electronics
EEGR554: Renewable Energy Systems

Elective Courses
EEGR 542: Microwave Power Devices
EEGR553: Electric Drives and Machines
EEGR556: Modeling and Control Techniques in Power Electronics
EEGR557: Smart Grid and Building Energy Efficiency
EEGR 635: Advanced Electromagnetic Theory
IEGR512: Advanced Project Management
IEGR572: Design & Analysis of Energy Systems
IEGR573: Applied Thermodynamics & combustion
IEGR571: Advanced Internal Combustion Engine
CEGR514: Environmental Engineering

Communications Concentration
Core Courses
EEGR 507: Applied Probability and Statistical Analysis
EEGR 508: Advanced Linear Systems
EEGR 607: Information Theory

Electives Courses
EEGR 503: Communications Theory
EEGR 510: Communications Networks
EEGR 605: Digital Communications
EEGR 607: Information Theory
EEGR 608: Error Control Coding
EEGR 610: Wireless Communications
EEGR 543: Introduction to Microwaves
EEGR 536: Antenna Theory and Design
EEGR 551: Digital Signal Processing
EEGR 612: Multi User Communications
EEGR 614: Queueing Networks
EEGR 615: High Speed Networks
EEGR 625: Optical Communication
EEGR 680: Switching Theory: High Speed Networks
EEGR 715: Advanced Topics in Communications

Maintaining Eligibility

Candidates in the B.S./M.S. Program are expected to maintain a high level of scholastic achievement. Admitted students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 to remain in good standing as required by the School of Graduate Studies. Candidates who fall below the minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 for two consecutive semesters will be removed from the program. A student may decide to opt out of the B.S./M.S. program; however, they must complete all requirements for the traditional B.S. degree program. The B.S./M.S. program curriculum is designed such that candidates who successfully complete their coursework through the end of the senior year will automatically qualify them for completion of the B.S. degree requirements. Graduate courses successfully completed up to this time, may be applied to the traditional graduate program. Once a candidate has opted out of the program, the candidate is no longer eligible for the B.S./M.S. program degree. In order to receive a Master's degree at Morgan State University, the student will then have to apply to a traditional two year program. Candidates who are removed from the program or otherwise opt out of the program are eligible to receive the traditional bachelor's degree in electrical engineering upon completion of the requirements for the BS degree.

Degrees Received

Upon completion of minimum requirements, students receive both the Bachelor of Science and the Master of Science degrees. The Bachelors of Science degree will be awarded from the Electrical & Computer Engineering department. The M.S. degree will be awarded from the School of Graduate Studies. A student may elect to receive only a B.S. degree, but must complete the requirements for the traditional B.S. degree program.