A Unique Opportunity
The BS/MS is accelerated degree program that gives academically qualified students the opportunity to receive two diplomas (B.S. and M.S.) at the same time in five years, graduating at the same time to earn the bachelor's degree alone. Students can still enjoy the benefits and rewards of the Drexel co-op experience while gaining research experience by working with research faculty. Typical salaries for students with M.S. degrees are about 25% higher than those with B.S. degrees. An additional benefit of pursuing the BS/MS at Drexel's College of Engineering is the possibility of receiving a B.S. degree in one discipline and a M.S. degree in the same or related discipline.
Exceptional students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3, who are in good academic standing and are enrolled as five year co-op students, are eligible. Students officially enter the program after completion of 90 credits and before completion of 120 credits. However, students are encouraged to begin planning for the program as early as their freshman year. Students who meet these BS/MS eligibility requirements must submit a BS/MS Plan of Study to be approved by the Undergraduate and Graduate Assistant Department Heads. Students applying in the quarter in which they will be registered for 120 credits must apply and have their paperwork submitted to the Graduate Studies Office within the first three (3) weeks of that quarter.
Please use the following templates when designing your personalized BS/MS Plan of Study and e-mail the Plan of Study to firstname.lastname@example.org.
B.S. in Engineering requires 192 approved credits. M.S. in Engineering requires 45 credits based on the individual graduate program. Students in Bachelors/Masters program take only 180 undergraduate credits plus the required graduate credits.
Students in the program must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in their undergraduate and graduate course work in order to remain in the program.
If the student decides to withdraw from the BS.MS program, she/he must have completed the required 192 credits to receive the B.S. degree.
Senior Design or Thesis Option
BS/MS students can either choose a thesis (Masters) or Senior Design. If the thesis option is chosen, the BSMS student will be required to submit the BS/MS Master's Thesis Proposal Contract for approval before registering for the Master’s thesis course. In addition, after completion of the Master's thesis, the student will be required to submit a letter to the ECE Associate Department Head for Undergraduate Studies from his/her Master's Thesis Advisor describing the design elements in the thesis and the appropriate engineering standards and multiple realistic constraints used in the design which could include standards, health and safety, ethics/environmental/social-political, economic, sustainability and manufacturability. This letter needs to be submitted to the ECE Associate Department Head for Undergraduate Studies by the thesis submission deadline and will be included in the student's ECE file.
Learn More about Master's Thesis
To choose the thesis option, please fill out the BS/MS Thesis Proposal Contract.
If you have any questions about the BS/MS program, please contact us.