The 5-year BS in Computer Engineering + MS in Electrical Engineering program provides students with a fast-track Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. This program is open to SUNY New Paltz juniors who are in good academic standing and interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.

Apply to a SUNY New Paltz graduate programAdmission Requirements

To qualify for the BS in Computer Engineering + MS in Electrical Engineering program, students must have completed the first semester of their junior year in residence at SUNY New Paltz with an overall SUNY New Paltz GPA of at least 3.0. 

To apply, students should:

  • Complete the online graduate application via (major 268)
  • Upload an internal New Paltz transcript (they are free for NP students in
  • Provide the contact information for one faculty reference
  • $60 Graduate application fee

Curriculum Requirements

Accepted students are permitted to enroll in two 500-level graduate courses (six credits). These courses, in addition to satisfying students’ bachelor’s degree, will count toward their master’s degrees. The remaining 24 credits of the master's requirement will be taken in the fifth year of study.

Engineering Coursework (0 Credits)15
Working with your advisor, select five Engineering Courses
Select the Project Option or Thesis Option (0 Credits)9
Project Option:
Computer Arithmetic
Introduction to Parallel Computing
Fault-Tolerant Design of Digital Systems
Low Power VLSI Design
Computer Architecture
VLSI Design
Antennas and Wave Propagation
Microwave Circuits
Thesis Option
Thesis in Electrical Engineering
Engineering Selected Topic

Program Requirements

Once admitted to the BS/MS program, students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA in all courses through the senior year. In addition, students must earn a B or better in each of the two graduate courses that they take as undergraduates. Students not satisfying these requirements will be re-evaluated for continuation in the program.