Double Dawgs: School of Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Double Dawgs Program enables students to pursue dual BS-MS degrees with the opportunity to complete both programs in five years.

The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers the following Double Dawgs options:

  • Computer Systems Engineering BS - MS Engineering with ECE Emphasis
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering BS - MS Engineering with ECE Emphasis

To be considered for the Pathway the student must complete a College of Engineering Pathway Application (PDF) and meet the following requirements:

  • Have an overall UGA GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Have completed all the necessary pre-requisites for their respective undergraduate degree programs required to enroll in Capstone Design I (CSEE 4910 or ELEE 4910. The immediate prerequisites for these courses are CSEE 4230 or ELEE 3020) during Fall Semester of their Senior Year.
  • Submit an essay indicating their research interests and career goals within an ECE degree program.
  • Provide a letter of support from a faculty member within the School of ECE indicating that the faculty member will serve as the student’s mentor during the next Academic Year (Senior Year in Engineering).   In this role, the faculty member will commit their time to helping the student start their graduate program and give them advice on potential coursework, research advisors, and research projects.  By agreeing to serve as the student’s mentor, the faculty member does not guarantee funding for the student or continued advisement during their fifth year in the program.
  • Have completed one semester of CURO Research with a UGA Faculty Member. This faculty member will be the student’s research mentor. If the research mentor is not an ECE faculty member, the student will need a separate ECE faculty mentor.

During their Senior Year:

  • Students will be required to participate in the CURO research program (one 3 credit course per semester) working in their research mentor’s lab.

At the end of the Students Senior Year:

  • If all parties agree that this graduate program does not meet their needs, the student may choose not to continue in their fifth year of study.

What Students Need to Apply:

The following items should be emailed to Margaret Sapp as a single PDF document using “Pathway Application (Your Last Name)” in the subject line.

  • Completed and submitted College of Engineering Pathway Application (PDF)
  • Resume
  • Statement of Purpose (research interest and career goals in ECE)
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Letter of Support from their faculty research mentor

Admission to Graduate Program

The student must be admitted to the UGA graduate school. The previously submitted application will be considered along with their performance during their fourth year and any relevant testing (GRE, TOEFL).