Accelerated M.S. in Intelligent Systems Engineering

Four reasons to do the accelerated M.S. in ISE

Earn more

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.

In order to apply to this program, you will need to meet with the ISE undergraduate academic advisor who will review minimum requirements with you. If you are determined to meet those requirements, the advisor will inform the Luddy Graduate Admissions Office and that office will contact you on how to apply through the standard ISE graduation application. You will be given a special invitation code to access the application.

See the application instructions and apply

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