Integrated BS/MS

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Double your opportunities with our combined bachelor’s and master’s degree program, which you can finish in just five years.

The integrated BS/MS program is intended for highly motivated and qualified undergraduate students who wish to pursue an advanced degree. Students admitted to the program may, in their senior year, take up to nine credits of graduate courses that will count toward both BS and MS requirements.

Students should check with their faculty adviser or department chair about the availability of financial assistance (tuition waivers and/or stipend) for participation in this program.

Selected students are supported by research assistantships and competitive fellowships from the State of Ohio and from alumni donations to help them achieve their educational and research goals.


Qualifications for the BS/MS Program

Interested students should apply to the BS/MS program after the completion of 75 semester hours of coursework and prior to attaining senior status (completion of 90 semester hours). Normally, this means that students will submit applications in the sixth semester of the BS program (usually the spring term of the junior year). Please check with the BS/MS adviser for your department to learn the specific due date for your application. Learn more about the university's integrated BS/MS program.

The Case School of Engineering sets the minimum grade point average for admission to the BS/MS program at 3.0. Individual departments may set a higher minimum GPA.


Application Requirements

Applications to the BS/MS program must include the following:

  • Completed application form

  • Statement of Objectives

  • Official Case Western Reserve University transcript

  • Three letters of recommendation

  • Approved Program of Study



The specific program of study must list the courses (research and classes) that will be counted for the MS degree (minimum of 30 credit hours). Up to nine hours of graduate courses can be used to count toward both the MS and the BS requirements. The courses to be double-counted are to be specified on the program of study. The program of study must be approved by the faculty adviser and department chair before being submitted as part of the application.


GRE Exams

Please check with your individual department about requirements for the GRE exam.


Program Advisers

For questions on the BS/MS program, contact the appropriate program adviser listed below:

  • Biomedical Engineering: Student Affairs at or 216.368.4293

  • Chemical Engineering: Heidi Martin at or 216.368.3810

  • Civil Engineering: Christian Carloni,,  2163684193

  • Computer and Data Science: Vincenzo Liberatore at or 216.368.4089

  • Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering: Sree Sreenath at or 216.368.6219

  • Macromolecular Science and Engineering: Gary Wnek at or 216.368.3116

  • Materials Science and Engineering: Peter Lagerlof at or 216.368.6488

  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering: Nathaniel Vishner at or 216.368.4580

Ready to apply? Requirements and applications are handled through the School of Graduate Studies