Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

BS/MS Application Process

Applications to the BS/MS Program must be made after the completion of 75 credit hours of coursework and prior to attaining senior status (completion of 90 credit hours). Normally, this means that students will submit applications in the sixth semester of the BSE program (usually the Spring semester of the junior year). The application deadline for the fall semester is March 1st and November 1st for the spring semester.

The link to use for the online application can be found at this link  -

Two advantages to our BSE students applying for the BS/MS Program over the standard MS program are:

  • No application fee is required
  • The GRE exam is not required.

The Case School of Engineering (CSE) sets the minimum GPA for admission to the BS/MS Program at 3.00. Individual departments may set a higher minimum GPA. The applicant should check this with the MAE Graduate Coordinator, Carla Wilson ( or BS/MS Advisor, Professor Kiju Lee (

Applications to the BS/MS Program include the following:

  • The completed application form
  • A Statement of Objectives
  • An official Case transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • An approved Program of Study.

The Program of Study must list the courses (research and classes) that will be counted for the MS degree (minimum of 27 hours). Up to nine hours of graduate courses can be double-counted toward both the MS and BSE 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 Advisor and then uploaded to the online application system. It should also be given to Dean Claudia Anderson in Undergraduate Studies for final approval. You must continuously check with Dean Anderson to make sure your Program of Study has been approved and processed.

When a student is admitted to the BS/MS Program, a temporary Faculty Advisor will be assigned to that student by the Graduate Coordinator. It is expected that the student will eventually select their own Research Advisor.