Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Combined Bachelor of Science and Master of Science

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Why Choose the Combined B.S./M.S. Program?

Earn your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in five years! Up to 12 semester credit hours of 6000/7000-level courses may be double-counted and applied toward both degrees. You can earn a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or Materials Science and Engineering and an M.S. In Mechanical EngineeringMaterials Science Engineering, or Renewable and Clean Energy.

Success Stories

Eric Tatman, who is pursuing a master’s in design and mechanical engineering from Wright State, spent his summer conducting research with a nuclear reactor.

Academics and Curriculum

Course Requirements

Any of the 4000 level courses that are part of the B.S. curriculum can be taken at the 6000 level or any of the 7000 level courses may be taken as electives and counted both towards the B.S. and M.S. degrees, up to twelve (12) semester hours.

Grades and Transcripts

Students will receive both undergraduate and graduate transcripts, based on which two separate GPAs will be calculated. Credits that are dual counted will appear on both transcripts.

Admission

In the junior year, students who are interested in pursuing 5-year combined B.S./M.S. degrees should submit the Graduate School Application to the Graduate Committee in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. Required documents for the application include:

  1. at least one recommendation letter from department faculty and
  2. a program of study approved by both the student's undergraduate and graduate advisor(s).

The admission to the Graduate School will normally be at the beginning of the subsequent semester.

Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the combined B.S./M.S. program, the student must satisfy all of the following three requirements:

  • enrolled as a full-time student
  • achieved a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.4
  • completed at least 75-semester credits of the coursework required for the B.S. degree

Admission Status

Upon acceptance into the B.S./M.S. program, the student will have dual status as an undergraduate student and a graduate student. After completion of all the undergraduate course requirements, the student will be transitioned to full graduate status.

Tuition and Financial Aid

Students in the combined B.S./M.S. degree program will pay undergraduate tuition through completion of the B.S. degree. Upon transition to the Graduate School, they will pay tuition at the graduate level.

Students are eligible for undergraduate financial aid until completion of the B.S. requirements. Upon transition to the graduate school, they become eligible for graduate forms of financial aid, including graduate tuition scholarships and graduate assistantships.

Program Withdrawal

A student admitted to the combined B.S./M.S. program may withdraw from the combined program and continue as a traditional undergraduate student. However, if the student is awarded a B.S. degree and becomes a graduate student again at a later time, the graduate credits applied to the B.S. degree cannot be applied to the M.S. degree.

Program Dismissal

Failure to keep a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or to complete the B.S. requirements within two years of admission to the combined degree program will result in dismissal from the combined B.S./M.S. program.


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