Complete your Master's Degree in Just One Year!

Combined BS + MS Program

High-achieving students in the Bourns College of Engineering may participate in a program that allows them to earn a master's degree in just one year. The program is available in the fields of:

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Why Choose the BS+MS Program?

The program allows students to streamline the graduate application process, eliminate the need to take the GRE, and save time. 

  • Cumulative GPA above 3.4
  • Cumulative GPA above 3.2 in all math, science, & engineering courses
  • Completion of core courses within two terms of expected graduation
  • Minimum grade required in each core course is at least a B-
  • Minimum combined GPA for core courses is above 3.2

Interested? Submit an interest form.

The deadline to submit an interest form is Friday of week 3 two terms prior to the term in which you expect to graduate. For example, if you plan to graduate in fall 2017, then the interest form is due Friday of week 3 of winter 2017. Evaluations occur on a rolling basis, but mostly throughout the summer and fall terms.  Eligible students will be notified via e-mail.

Students who were deemed ineligible and have corrected the issue may request, via e-mail, to have their interest form re-evaluated. If you would like a second evaluation, please send e-mail to and type BS + MS in the subject line.  In the e-mail, include your full name, student id number, and a polite request to have a second evaluation.

If you have additional questions, send e-mail to and type BS + MS in the subject line.



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