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Combined Five-Year Program for SEAS Undergraduate Students

For qualified undergraduate students, the School of Engineering & Applied Science offers the combined “five-year” program as an option to complete a master’s degree within one calendar year upon graduation from their bachelor’s degree program.

Students enjoy several benefits* through completing a five-year program:

  • Discounted tuition rates
  • Waived GRE requirement
  • Waived application fee

*The combined five-year program and its benefits are exclusively for SEAS undergraduates. If you are a non-SEAS undergraduate student at GW, please apply for a two-year master’s program by fulfilling all of the master’s program application requirements.

How it Works

Upon successful completion of 75-90 credit hours, SEAS undergraduate students who have achieved an overall GPA of 3.4 should submit an application online for an approved five-year program. This generally occurs during the spring semester of your junior year.

Once admitted and the offer is accepted, students can make an appointment with a SEAS Graduate Professional Advisor to discuss their graduate coursework plan, including which of their undergraduate courses can “double count” toward the master’s degree, and register for graduate-level courses while still enrolled as an undergraduate at GW.

Students are permitted to double count a maximum of two courses (6 credit hours) at the 6000 level.

*Note: Applying to a five-year program does not guarantee admission. The faculty of each department maintains full discretion in approving or denying applicants for any reason, regardless of fulfillment of prior qualifications.

Approved Five-Year Programs

You may apply for the:

  • M.S in Biomedical Engineering
  • M.S in Computer Engineering
  • M.S in Electrical Engineering
  • M.S. in Engineering Management
  • M.Eng. in Regulatory Biomedical Engineering

You may apply for:

  • M.S in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • M.S. in Engineering Management
  • M.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • M.S. in Systems Engineering

You may apply for: 

  • M.S. in Computer Engineering
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering
  • M.S. in Engineering Management

You may apply for:

  • M.S. in Computer Science
  • M.S. in Cybersecurity in Computer Science
  • M.S. in Engineering Management

You may apply for: 

  • M.S. in Computer Engineering
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering
  • M.S. in Engineering Management

You may apply for:

  • M.S. in Engineering Management
  • M.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

You may apply for:

  • M.S. in Engineering Management
  • M.S. in Systems Engineering

Minimum Qualifications to Apply

  • 3.4 overall GPA at the time of application AND upon graduation from the bachelor’s program.
  • Successful completion of 75-90 credit hours or more at the time of application.

To apply, follow the steps to fulfill the Combined Five-Year Program Application Requirements.