The School of Engineering offers exceptional engineering students
the option of pursuing one of two combined degree programs: a
Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree (B.S.–M.S.) or a
Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degree (B.S.–M.Eng.).
- Are not required to pay the application fee.
- Are only required to submit 2 letters of
- Are not required to submit GRE
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submit your application through the
the Office of Graduate Admissions.
Both bachelor's and master's degrees are awarded only on completion
of the entire program; a student may not receive one degree earlier,
even if the requirements for that degree have been met.
Combined-degree students must pay four years of undergraduate
tuition and two semesters of graduate tuition (plus continuation
fees as applicable).
Students seeking admission to the program must submit their application
by November 15 of their junior
year.* Admission to the program requires (1) a minimum cumulative GPA
(through the fall semester of the junior year) of 3.60 for the
B.S.–M.S. program and 3.20 for the B.S.–M.Eng. program; and (2)
acceptance by the department in which the student intends to
complete the master's portion of the program. Applicants admitted to
the combined-degree programs will be notified by January 15 of their
Combined-degree students are expected to fulfill all the
requirements of the bachelor's degree program (thirty-eight
credits); of these, two graduate-level credits are allowed to count
toward the master's degree requirements as long as they carry the
designation of the department in which the master's portion of the
combined degree program is to be completed.
Students admitted to the combined B.S.–M.S. program receive summer
research support for the summers after their junior and senior
years. This summer research support provides salary at the level of
research assistants set by the School of Engineering for three
summer months. Students may petition to opt out of summer research
provided they conduct master's thesis work approved by the student's
adviser and department. However, because the B.S.–M.S. program offers
reduced tuition in comparison to a traditional M.S. program,
additional financial aid is not available.
The School of Engineering B.S.–M.S. combined degree program
course distribution form can be