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Bachelor's + Master's Program

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INCREASE YOUR EARNING POTENTIAL
IN HALF THE TIME AND HALF THE COST

"The B.S. + M.S. program allowed me to gain a more fine-grained understanding of my field, dive into new research areas and develop my technical skills. I would recommend this program to anyone wishing to 'level up' in a timely and cost effective manner."

Keith Z., software Engineer at zyBooks

The Bachelor's + Master's Program is an accelerated degree program available to current undergraduate students pursuing an engineering degree at one of UCR's Bourns College of Engineering's eligible degree programs. 

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Program Benefits

  • Complete courses in as little as three quarters - just one academic year!
  • Half the cost of traditional M.S. programs 
  • GRE is NOT required
  • Streamlined application process
  • Reduced workload due to double-counted units
  • M.S. graduates report earning $10,000 more per year compared to B.S. graduates

B.S.+M.S. Programs

  • Bioengineering B.S.+M.S.
  • Chemical and Environmental B.S.+M.S.
  • Computer Engineering B.S.+M.S.
  • Computer Science and Engineering B.S.+M.S.
  • Electrical Engineering B.S.+M.S.
  • Mechanical Engineering B.S.+M.S.

Eligibility and Deadlines

Am I Eligible:

  • Cumulative GPA above 3.4
  • Cumulative GPA above 3.2 in all math, science and engineering courses
  • Minimum combined GPA above 3.2 for core courses
  • Meets pre-requisites for M.S. degree program

When do I apply:

  • The earlier is better. Submit an interest form to the B.S.+M.S. program, it can help identify areas that require attention to ensure eligibility
  • The deadline to submit the interest form is the Friday of the third week of enrollment two terms prior to graduation

STEPS TO FILL OUT AN INTEREST FORM

  1. Submit an interest form online.
  2. BCOE evaluates interest forms three times per year. After evaluation, expect an eligibility email notification at one of these dates:
    1. The first day of instruction of fall quarter
    2. Week six of fall quarter
    3. Week six of winter quarter
  3. Ineligible candidates receive a message indicating the reason and remediation options, if applicable.
  4. Eligible candidates receive a message with next steps including:
    1. Meeting with the Graduate Student Affairs Officer to start the graduate application
    2. Meeting with the Graduate Faculty Advisor to gain insight about graduate level expectations
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