What will I learn?


The Accelerated Master’s Program is designed for high-achieving students who are currently enrolled in the undergraduate ECE program at SIU. The program will allow students to earn both Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree within 5 years by completing 147 credit hours (instead of 156 credit hours if pursuing Bachelor’s and Master’s studies separately).


Junior/Senior Year - Complete up to 9 graduate-level credit hours during the junior/senior year taken from the ECE Department (excluding ECE 492 and ECE 592). At most 9 graduate-level credit hours will be counted towards both the Bachelor’s and the Master’s degree requirements. Graduate Year - Complete the remaining Master’s coursework within one year of full-time graduate study.

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
$26,000.00 (19,34,524) per year
For UG: USD $26,000; For PG: USD $30,000
Start date

Expected January, August, December 2022


College of Engineering

Southern Illinois University,

1230 Lincoln Drive, MC 6603,



62901, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed 2.7 (on a grading scale with 4.0=A; approximately a "B-" average) on the last two years of bachelor’s coursework; 3.0 on all previous graduate work (approximately a "B" average).

For international students

Students who have earned or are in the process of earning 60 or more credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0 overall could apply.

The English language requirement may be met by submitting: 550 on the paper-based TOEFL; 80 on the internet-based TOEFL; 6.5 on the IELTS; 5.0 on the iTep Academic Plus Exam; C1 required on the Cambridge English Exam.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.