Office of Undergraduate Studies

BS/MS Program

Students who are candidates for the B.S. in engineering, computer science, mathematics, natural sciences or statistics may apply to the BS/MS Program. The program enables students to begin study towards the M.S. degree prior to completion of the B.S. degree, and allows 9 hours of credit to be counted towards both the B.S. and the M.S. degrees.

Students in the program generally combine the senior project with the Master's thesis (plan A) or Master's project (plan B). Students must apply for and be accepted into the BS/MS program before completing the last two semesters of their B.S. degree. Students wishing to pursue the M.S. in engineering or in computer science through the BS/MS Program may obtain information from their department or Dean Anderson.

Students wishing to pursue the M.S. in mathematics, a science, or statistics (not currently available ) may obtain information from Dean Claudia Anderson in the Office of Undergraduate Studies, Sears 357.

Students are able to double count 9 hours towards both degrees. However a student cannot double count a class that was taken prior to being admitted into the BS/MS Program.

Courses taken previous to being admitted into the program may be counted if they are in excess of the undergraduate requirements (not being used towards the UG degree) or towards overall hours for the degree.

Where to Begin

Each department has different procedures and deadlines. Please check with the department for specific details.

Once you have identified a department and research advisor, you can begin the application process. The application is on the School of Graduate Studies website.

You will also need to complete a Planned Program of Study (PPOS), which needs to be signed by your advisor, the chair of the department and Dean Anderson in UGS. BS/MS should students must complete a paper copy of the PPOS. After being admitted into the MS Program, you will be able to enter the PPOS online in SIS.