Office of Undergraduate Studies

BS/MS Program

Integrated BS/MS in Nutrition

Admission to the Integrated BS/MS in Nutrition program is subject to the same process and requirements as admission to the Integrated Graduate Studies Program described here. Upon successful completion of the program, students earn the BS in Nutrition and the MS in Nutrition.

BS/MS Program for Candidates for the BS in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Statistics

The Integrated BS/MS Program is intended for highly motivated candidates for the BS in engineering, computer science, mathematics, natural sciences, or statistics who wish to pursue an advanced degree. Application to the BS/MS program must be made after completion of 75 credit-hours of course work and prior to attaining senior status (completion of 90 semester hours). Generally, this means that a student will submit the application during his or her sixth semester of undergraduate course enrollment and will have no fewer than two semesters of remaining BS requirements to complete.

A student admitted to the program may, in the senior year, take up to nine credit-hours of graduate courses (400-level and above) that will count towards both BS and MS requirements. The courses to be double-counted must be specified at the time of application. Courses taken prior to admission to the program cannot count towards the MS unless they are in excess of BS degree requirements and permission to use them towards the MS has been granted by the dean of graduate studies and the dean of undergraduate studies.

To be considered for the BS/MS Program, a student must:

  1. Submit to the School of Graduate Studies an application for admission to the program, and
  2. Submit to the Office of Undergraduate Studies an MS Planned Program of Study Form, showing the courses to be double-counted.

Students for whom the master’s project or thesis is a continuation and development of the senior project should register for EECS 651 Thesis (or the appropriate project course) during the senior year and are expected to complete all other courses for the BS before enrolling in further MS course work and thesis (continuing the senior project). Students for whom the master’s thesis or project is distinct from the senior project will be expected to complete the BS degree before taking further graduate courses for the master’s degree.

Applicants in engineering or computer science should consult their departmental BS/MS advisor in the Case School of Engineering. Applicants in mathematics, natural sciences, and statistics should consult with Dean Claudia Anderson in the Office of Undergraduate Studies, 357 Sears Building or 216.368.2928.

Where to Begin

Each department has different procedures and deadlines. Please check with the department for specific details.

Once you have identified a department and research advisor, you can begin the application process. The application is on the School of Graduate Studies website.

You will also need to complete a Planned Program of Study Form (PPOS), which needs to be signed by your advisor and Dean Anderson in UGS.