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

Students who choose to apply for the BS/MS program will not be required to complete the GRE for their graduate school application and will benefit from a waived application fee.

Students should note:

  1. 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 be used for their MS degree. Technical electives may be used.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Every semester requires completion of the GS6 form. Once completed and submitted, the Graduate School will enroll you in the graduate courses as indicated on your GS6. You and your undergraduate advisor will not be able to enroll you in the graduate level course.

Undergraduate students who are interested in the combined program should discuss it with their undergraduate academic advisor. Applications for this program should be made during the junior academic year. Students should apply through the regular graduate school process. The application for the BS/MS program, along with further details and instructions, can be found on the Graduate School’s website here.