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Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s (BS/MS) Program

Mechanical Engineering undergraduates at Clemson University may begin their Master of Science (MS) degree program in Mechanical Engineering while completing their Bachelor of Science (BS) degree and use a limited number of courses to satisfy the requirements of both their degrees. The following are required:

Undergraduates must have an overall 3.4 GPA or better and must have completed their junior year courses prior to taking graduate courses for the BS/MS program.

  1. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are not required as part of the initial application. However, upon final completion of the BS degree, satisfactory GRE scores are required for final acceptance into the graduate degree program. GRE scores help determine graduate assistantships and fellowships.
  2. Up to 12 semester credit hours from any 600-800 level Mechanical Engineering courses may be used to satisfy the requirements of their BS degree and also be used for their MS degree. Technical electives may be used.
  3. Since approval of the plan of study (GS2 form) by the student’s graduate advisory committee is required, students should consult with their academic advisors before selecting courses to be included in their graduate program.
  4. Students in the combined degree program are conditionally accepted to the MS degree program until completion of their BS degree requirements. Students with this conditional acceptance are not eligible for a graduate assistantship until the conditional acceptance is removed.

Undergraduate students who are interested in the combined program should discuss it with their undergraduate academic advisor and the Chair of the Graduate and Research Committee. Applications for this program should be made during the junior academic year. Students should apply through the regular graduate school process. Currently, a paper application is required, with the following written at the top of the form: “Combined BS/MS Program”.