Faster to your master's!
5 years, 2 degrees
With the accelerated degree programs in the College of Engineering, you are on track to earn a bachelor's degree in four years and finish off your master's in an additional year of study—shaving a year off your time in school.
Save time, earn more money
In addition to a greater depth of understanding of your field, levelling up your education can make a major difference in your starting salary. According to a 2019 article from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, for example, a student graduating with a bachelor's degree in computer science could expect a starting salary of $68,103, while a student who earned a master's in the same year would expect a starting salary of $82,275.That's a difference of $14,172! Over the course of your career, that extra $14,000 adds up quickly! And when you enroll in an accelerated program, you will start earning that higher salary a year earlier.
M.S. or MBA?
You can't go wrong with a master's degree. The question is, which is right for you? Our accelerated B.S./M.S. program gives you the chance to gain a greater depth of understanding in an engineering discipline, while the B.S./MBA program pairs your engineering acumen with the fundamentals of business administration, helping you turn your new ideas into an entrepreneurial success.
The accelerated BS/MS program encourages outstanding students in the College of Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno to obtain a MS degree in a shorter amount of time. A student can obtain either a Plan A (thesis) or Plan B (non-thesis) MS degree.
The College of Engineering, in partnership with the College of Business, offers a five-year program to earn both the Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Master of Business Administration degrees.