College of Engineering Office of Graduate Studies

Early Admission B.S./M.S. Program

Students currently enrolled in a B.S. engineering program at the University of Toledo have an opportunity to fast-track a master's degree by taking graduate level coursework as part of the undergraduate degree program. The program allows participants to

  • Complete and apply up to 9 cr hr of graduate coursework toward the B.S. and M.S. degree requirements;
  • Accelerate the initiation of their research activities; and
  • Get a full year head start on their M.S. degree.

A student accepted into the B.S./M.S. program will be dual matriculated. Students will be able to enroll in approved graduate level courses while paying undergraduate tuition and using current scholarships and financial aid. When the B.S. degree is completed, the student's undergraduate matriculation is removed, allowing the student to proceed seamlessly into the M.S. program.


The B.S./M.S. program is open to all students in the College of Engineering that have:

  • A higher ed GPA of 3.3 or higher
  • Completed at least 2 of the 3 mandatory co-op rotations (engineering science programs)


Students interested in the B.S./M.S. program should discuss their intentions with their Department Student Services Director and complete the B.S./M.S. Early Admission Program Checksheet. Students applying for the B.S./M.S. program must apply in the semester prior to their admit term. The admit term is the semester in which the student intends to take his/her first graduate level course. A complete application for M.S. admission consists of submission of


Students may only register for graduate-level coursework after admission to the M.S. program. These courses must satisfy the following conditions

  • All graduate-level courses must satisfy program requirements for the M.S. degree and be approved by the Graduate Program Director or Department Chair prior to registration.
  • Only 9 cr hr of graduate level coursework can be taken and applied to the M.S. degree. Any graduate level coursework taken prior to formal admission or in excess of the 9 cr hr (prior to completion of the B.S. degree) will be charged at the standard graduate tuition rate and will not be eligible for inclusion in the M.S. Plan of Study.

Graduate level coursework may only be applied toward the B.S. and M.S. degree requirements if in excess of 120 cr hr applied toward the B.S. degree. For a student earning a B.S. degree with 128 cr hr, only 8 cr hr taken at the graduate level may be applied toward both the B.S. and M.S. degree requirements.

Students in Engineering Technology Programs

Students in ET programs are eligible to apply either of the online, part-time M.S. programs (General Engineering or Energy Engineering), or to any of the other graduate programs offered in the College. Admission to any of the other M.S. degree programs in the College requires additional undergraduate coursework, typically differential equations and 2-3 other core engineering courses in the discipline. ET students should speak with the Graduate Program Director for the M.S. program to which they intend to apply to determine additional or substitute coursework to take as part of their undergraduate degree that will qualify them for M.S. program admission.

Additional information

Prospective B.S./M.S. students should speak with department faculty about current research projects to establish areas of common interest. Initiating research while an undergraduate, either for the M.S. thesis or in an unrelated area, is strongly encouraged. Students admitted to the B.S./M.S. program should discuss with their department Graduate Program Director the process and timing for selecting an official research advisor.

For more information regarding the B.S./M.S. Early Admission Program, students should contact their Department Student Services Director or:

Ms. Andrea Joldrichsen
Associate Director of Graduate Programs
Office: Nitschke Hall 1016B
Phone: 419-530-8268

Last Updated: 10/25/18