Integrated Programs

Planned Program of Study (PPOS)

An unofficial Planned Program of Study (PPOS) is required to be uploaded onto the BS/MS or IGS graduate student application for review purposes only. If accepted into the program by the department, an official form will need signed by your faculty advisor and the assistant dean of undergraduate studies. Once approved by the assistant dean, they will forward it to the School of Graduate Studies for a final review. 

Please note that BS/MS or IGS applications WILL NOT be processed without the PPOS being received and approved by the School of Graduate Studies.




Eligibility and program details: Contact Undergraduate Studies


Application process: Contact Graduate Studies or 216.368.4390

The following programs allow acceleration toward graduate study. These programs permit undergraduate students to study for and receive their master's degree while also studying for their bachelor's degree. Please see our Degree Programs Offered to view which degrees offer IGS, BS/MS, and BS/ME Programs.

For additional information relating to degree requirements and eligibility, please refer to the Acceleration Toward Graduate Study page maintained by the Office of Undergraduate Studies

Integrated BS/MS

The Integrated BS/MS Program is intended for highly motivated candidates for the bachelor of science (BS) in engineering, computer science, mathematics, natural sciences, or statistics who wish to pursue an advanced degree. *Courses taken before formal admission into the IGS program cannot be double counted. 

Upon admission to the program, BS/MS students will continue to register with Undergraduate Studies and are subject to the policies, rules, and regulations of the Office of Undergraduate Studies. Students in the BS/MS program will pay undergraduate tuition rates until they receive the bachelor's degree. Once the bachelor's degree has been awarded, BS/MS students will begin paying graduate tuition rates.

Integrated Graduate Studies (IGS)

The Integrated Graduate Studies Program (IGS) is intended for highly motivated undergraduate students who are candidates for the bachelor of arts (BA) and whose objective is a degree at the master’s or doctoral level. *Courses taken before formal admission into the IGS program cannot be double counted. 

Upon admission to the program, IGS students register as students in the School of Graduate Studies and are subject to the policies, rules and regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. They may, however, continue to receive merit-based undergraduate scholarships and may continue to reside in undergraduate housing during what would normally be their senior year of undergraduate work. They will be considered graduate students with respect to the awarding of need-based aid. Additionally, students in the IGS program will pay graduate tuition rates

Candidates for the BS in Nutrition

Admission to the Integrated BS/MS in Nutrition program is subject to the same process and requirements as admission to the Integrated Graduate Studies Program described above. Upon successful completion of the program, students earn the bachelor of science (BS) in Nutrition and the master of science (MS) in Nutrition.

Application Process

BS/MS or IGS applicants should contact Undergraduate Studies for more information regarding filling out their Planned Program of Study (PPOS) form. 

Application Process:

1) Applicants should apply via the online application system(Note that your $50 application fee is waived automatically.)

2) Download the Planned Program of Study (PPOS) Form (BSMS or IGS) and complete with your advisor. 

3) Upload the PPOS form onto the online application; this form is considered unofficial at this point and will be used in the review process by your department. Submit the online application. 

4) If you are accepted by the department, you MUST have the PPOS form reviewed and signed by Undergraduate Studies. Undergraduate Studies will give the form to Graduate Studies for final review. *In order to get a head start, you should send the PPOS form to Undergraduate Studies for review as soon as you submit your application. 

5) Once the form has been signed off by all parties, you will be issued your official offer letter from Graduate Studies.

6) You will need to accept our offer of admission in order to matriculate with a graduate record in SIS. Any courses taken before acceptance into the program cannot be double counted.