The EECS SGUS program was created to offer our best students an opportunity to complete the Master’s requirements as part of a seamless program of five years at Michigan. This is done by allowing students to “double count” up to eight hours of credit in graduate level classes toward both Bachelor’s and Master’s requirements. See below for the specific rules for double counting of classes.
To be eligible for the SGUS Program, student must satisfy the following minimum requirements:
The application process has two parts.
Part 1: Complete Departmental SGUS Application
Part 2: Complete Rackham Graduate School Application
- Complete Departmental SGUS Application (eecs.umich.edu or pick-up in 3400 EECS)
- Meet with EECS Undergraduate Office to determine courses to double count and/or transfer
- Meet with a graduate Academic Adviser to sign your Plan of Study and Departmental SGUS application
- Submit application package to the ECE Graduate Program Coordinator.
- ECE Graduate Program Coordinator will make an electronic copy for you to upload in your Rackham Application.
- Complete Rackham Graduate School Application
- Select the correct program under the heading: Electrical Engineering & Computer Science - Electrical & Computer Engineering
- SUGS Electrical Engineering
- SUGS Electrical Engineering:Systems
- Make sure to upload your UMich transcript from Wolverine Access (unofficial is okay).
- For the academic statement of purpose, upload a copy of your SGUS departmental application.
- For the personal statement, upload a document stating “SGUS Program – Personal Statement Not Required”
Fall (September) admission: January 15 (Seniors), March 1 (Juniors)
Winter (January) admission: October 1
Students are notified of the final decision up to two weeks after the deadline.
*In rare cases it may be possible to become eligible for SGUS after completion of the Bachelor's degree, and after already having been admitted to graduate school. Contact your Graduate Program Coordinator for assistance.
Admission to the SGUS Program is not automatic. The program to which the student has applied will make an admissions decision based on the submitted material.
Once admitted, you cannot defer your admission to a later date.
Undergraduate students who are seriously interested in the PhD program are not likely to benefit significantly from the SGUS program (since PhD students must take more than 30 graduate credits).
Students are encouraged to apply directly for a PhD Program rather than SGUS, which will make them eligible for funding.
SGUS students who become interested in pursuing a PhD while pursuing the Master's should take the GRE and apply for the PhD program (and funding) in the usual way.
What makes the SGUS program unique is that is allows students in the program to double count 8 credit hours to both the undergraduate and graduate degree.
Listed are some requirements regarding double counting.
Rackham allows students to transfer from an undergraduate transcript to the graduate transcript up to 15 credits of graduate level coursework that were not used to satisfy any BS requirement.
SGUS students may similarly transfer graduate level credits that were not used to satisfy any BS requirement, provided the total of double counted and transferred credits does not exceed 15.