Shared Credit 4+1

The School of Engineering offers a Shared Credit Degrees Program designed to allow students to complete a B.S. and M.S., or a B.S. and M.Eng. degree in five years (depending upon the student’s mathematics preparation upon entering UNM as a first-year student). To accomplish this, some courses are counted towards both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.

 For more information on the shared credit program review the following:

  1. Shared Credit “How it Works” documents and see Application (below).
  2. UNM Catalog http://catalog.unm.edu
  3. ECE graduate website http://ece.unm.edu/graduate/masters-program/m.s.-plan-iii-coursework-only-pathway.html

BSEE  Shared Credit curriculum examples (this is intended to give you an idea of how the program can work).

Spring 2015-Summer 2016 undergrad catalog year Fall 2019 and forward undergrad catalog year
BS to MS EE BS to MS EE New


BSCPE Shared Credit curriculum examples (this is intended to give you an idea of how the program can work).

Spring 2015-Summer 2016 undergrad catalog year Fall 2019 and forward undergrad catalog year
BS to MS CPE BS to MS CompE New

 

Ready to apply?

  1. Print application 
  2. Meet with Faculty to complete Proposed Plan of Study with the guidance of the ECE graduate program requirements based on your interested emphasis area
  3. Obtain faculty signature of support and if needed, letters of recommendation
  4. Turn in all documents to your undergraduate advisor prior to the deadline July 1 for Fall start and December 1 for Spring start date.

Acceptance Process

Arrow of Acceptance

FAQs

Q: When should I apply for shared credit?

A: You should be registered for, or already completed your 5th semester courses; ECE 321L, 314L, ECE 340 and ECE 371 or MATH 327 depending on major.

Q: Do I still have to take the GRE?

A: No. Being accepted to the Shared Credit Program waives the need for GRE. If you decide to switch to Ph.D instead of MS you will have to complete the GRE.

Q: How do I register for 500-level courses, I keep getting a “level restriction” error?

A:. Being part of the shared credit program does not automatically allow you to register for 500-level courses it allows those courses to count towards both undergraduate and graduate credit. In order to register for 500-level courses you will need to complete a Level Restriction form. More details about level restriction and eligible graduate courses can be found here https://grad.unm.edu/current-students/level-authorization.html.

Q: Do I have to apply to the MS program?

A: Yes. And in order to have the MS application fee waived you will need to reach out to the Dean of the School of Engineering Office to notify them that you are Shared Credit and apply to the MS program. The graduate program application is lengthy so begin early to avoid stress and missing any deadlines.