If you’re a current IU undergrad with a strong STEM background—especially if you’re earning the B.S. in Intelligent Systems Engineering—consider applying for our accelerated master’s program. In just one more year of study, you’ll earn a second degree: a Master of Science in Intelligent Systems Engineering.
Five years, two degrees
Four reasons to do the accelerated M.S. in ISE
You’ll qualify for a higher starting salary and have the skills and degree to move up.
Save time and money
You’ll take up to 12 fewer credit hours than if you earned a B.S. and M.S. individually.
Build on your IU connections
Learn more from your IU mentors, and keep collaborating with your friends and partners.
Get the same valuable degree
All M.S. in Intelligent Systems Engineering students earn the same degree and diploma.
How it works
You’ll complete the M.S. in Intelligent Systems Engineering curriculum, but you can apply up to 12 credit hours of graduate-level coursework toward both your bachelor’s degree and your master’s degree. You’ll complete the remaining 18 credits for the M.S. during your fifth year.
Any graduate-level courses you take during your first eight semesters are charged at the undergraduate rate—saving you a lot in tuition. For your ninth and tenth semesters, you’ll be charged at the graduate rate. Learn more about costs and financial aid.
Many accelerated M.S. students receive a fellowship of $2,500 per semester for their ninth and tenth semesters. You’ll be considered for the fellowship automatically based on your application for admission.
Students in this program need to have a solid foundation in STEM coursework. You should have a 3.0 GPA and experience in:
- C, Java, and Python
- R and MATLAB
- Calculus I and II
- Probability theory and/or statistics
First, meet with the ISE academic advisor, who will guide you through the process. We recommend that you apply before your seventh semester.
You’ll apply using the standard ISE graduate application, but—good news!—you don’t have to submit GRE scores, a statement of purpose, or letters of recommendation.See the application instructions and apply
Review your degree requirements
Degree requirements for the accelerated master’s program are the same as the requirements for the M.S. in Intelligent Systems Engineering, which are listed in the Luddy academic bulletin. To review your specific requirements, choose the bulletin that represents the year you entered IU.