Combined BS/MS

The Materials and Science Engineering program offers an Accelerated 4+1 program in Chemistry and in Physics allowing students to complete both a bachelor's and a master's degree in just five years.

The five-year program is planned to give all students a strong research background combined with a strong foundation in either chemistry or physics and materials science.

How does the combined program work? Students finish the coursework for the bachelor's degree in a little over three years. In the fourth year, students combine bachelor's- and master's-level courses. In the fifth year, students are admitted to the Graduate School and focus solely on graduate work. 

Graduating students will have BS in either Physics or Chemistry and an MS in Materials Science and Engineering.

Students are admitted to the combined program at any time up to the beginning of their senior year. Admission to the combined program is limited to students who have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.0 in both the major and in all subjects. Students need to maintain this GPA to stay in the program.