The department offers a five-year BS/MS program for qualified students. The primary component of the program is that qualified students may take up to 9 credit hours of approved graduate courses for their senior undergraduate electives and have them count toward both their bachelor’s and non-thesis master’s degrees.
Significant Program Components
- Students must have an overall GPA of 3.4 to be admitted to the program. Conditional admission may be granted after completing 60 credit hours of required coursework towards the MSE BS degree. Full admission is granted after completing 90 credit hours of required coursework towards the MSE BS degree with a minimum overall GPA of 3.4 in required coursework
- Students must at least have conditional admission before taking graduate courses for both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees. All courses taken for graduate credit must be approved by the MSE department, the College of Engineering, and the Graduate School.
- Admission of students into this program must be approved by the MSE department, the College of Engineering, and the Graduate School.
- Students admitted to the Five-Year BS/MS program must follow the normal procedure for admission to Graduate School. This includes taking the GRE, submitting an application complete with references, etc. However, students are not required to apply for or accept admission to the MSE Graduate Program for the course credits to count toward the B.S. degree.
How to Join
Interested and qualified students must have an appointment with the MSE advisor, fill out the Admission/Course Approval Form, and submit it to the advisor. Applications are due on April 15th or November 15th, depending on when the student wishes to begin taking graduate courses (students wishing to being the program in the fall of their senior year must apply by April 15th of their junior year).
Course approval can only be given for courses that have been scheduled. Students must submit a new Admission/Course Approval Form directly before each semester they plan to enroll in graduate coursework. Approval to have credit count toward both the B.S. and M.S. degrees will not be given retroactively. Students must obtain approval prior to taking a course.
MSE Academic Advisor email@example.com