Accelerated M.E./M.E.S. (4+1) at EE, Lamar University


If you plan to pursue graduate studies in engineering, Accelerated M.E./M.E.S. (aka 4+1) can help you take the lead. This program is open to qualified Electrical engineering students desiring to continue their education at the graduate level immediately upon completion of the B.S.E.E. degree from the Electrical Engineering Department at Lamar University. With Accelerated M.E./M.E.S., you may complete both the Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering (or Master of Engineering Science) degrees within five years. Accepted students can take up to six graduate credit hours, up to six of which may be applied to both the bachelor’s and Master of Engineering (or Master of Engineering Science) degrees (subject of eligibility), up to six credit hours of graduate coursework can be replaced by up to two Thesis courses (M.E.S. option).

All requirements for the regular M.E./M.E.S .program established by the department shall be applied to the Accelerated M.E./M.E.S. program also. The M.E./M.E.S. degree shall be awarded based upon existing requirements for the M.E./M.E.S. degree.


  • participate earlier in graduate studies;
  • identify research opportunities in your chosen discipline sooner;
  • possibly reduce the total credit hours for M.E./M.E.S. degree by one or two courses.

Eligibility and Application

Interested LU EE students should fill out the Accelerated M.E./M.E.S. Enrollment Form, and have it approved by the Department Chair. You must be classified as a Junior to apply. Minimum eligibility requirements are:

  • minimum GPA of 3.0, while at LU;
  • completion of approved graduate-level senior elective course(s);
  • commitment to graduate studies at Lamar University.

Graduate Courses taken as an Undergraduate

The graduate courses must be selected from the 5000-level offerings approved by the majoring Department graduate adviser/coordinator or Department chair for both the undergraduate and the graduate degree. Students should be advised regarding the requirements for the Accelerated M.E./M.E.S. program by the Department prior to enrollment in the graduate courses.

Contact your department’s undergraduate coordinator for more details on the program.