Concurrent BS/MS Program
The BS/MS Concurrent Program is available to USU undergraduate students who are currently juniors in the MAE program. The requirements to apply include a minimum GPA of 3.5 during the last 60 semester credits, and a student should have completed 90 credit hours toward his or her BS graduation requirements at the time of application.
The Concurrent Program has the following benefits:
- Greater selection of graduate courses (many graduate courses are taught on alternate years)
- Research projects can be started during the senior year
- 150* total credits for both BS and Masters (*Plan C MS requires 3 extra credits)
- Much higher starting salaries for students with master's degree
- A funded graduate research project can result in extra money for school, increased work experience, and learning to solve a problem start to finish.
The BS/MS Concurrent Degree Application requires 2 steps.
Step 1: Complete the Application Form, attach an unofficial transcript, and submit to MAE's Graduate Academic Advisor in ENGR 417A. Submit the application before the end of your junior year in the program (before grades post in the second semester).
The department's advisor will email and let you know if you have the 3.5 GPA required and will then also give instructions on completing Step 2.
Step 2: Take the GRE, apply to Graduate School, meet with the advisor to complete the BS Graduation Packet, and complete the Split Forms and the Program of Study for the MS program.
Students create a Class Schedule with Chris Spall, MAE Graduate Academic Advisor, before graduate admission is complete. Concurrent BS/MS students become a Matriculated Graduate Student the semester they begin the last 21 credits of both degrees.