BS/MS Combined Advanced Degree Program (CADP)

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BS/MS Combined Advanced Degree Program (CADP)

Accelerate your career with our dual BS/MS Combined Advanced Degree Program (CADP)

The BS/MS Combined Advanced Degree Program offers students in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department an unparalleled opportunity to fast-track their careers. With just one additional year of coursework, students can earn a master’s degree in civil engineering in addition to their BS degree, setting themselves apart in a competitive job market.

Through our accelerated program, students take 6 credits of graduate level courses in their final year of undergraduate studies. The remaining 24 credits of coursework can be taken as 6 credits in the summer and 9 credits in each of the fall and spring semesters, or as 12 credits each in the fall and spring semesters, allowing for an internship during the summer before the final year of studies. Students benefit from reduced tuition costs, because the first 6 credits (if their course schedule has room) are covered by the full-time undergraduate tuition. By participating in this program, students gain advanced technical knowledge and develop a comprehensive understanding of CEE principles and practices, giving them a significant edge in their future careers.

Program Highlights:

  • Extensive technical expertise
  • Competitive career advantage
  • Diverse faculty strengths
  • Accelerated career progression
  • Lower tuition fees

Advantages of the dual BS/MS degree program:

  • Obtain MS in CE in one extra year post-bachelor’s degree
  • Save on tuition with 2 grad courses in senior year covered by undergraduate tuition
  • Gain competitive edge with strong CEE knowledge
  • Be on track to qualify for PE exam at the earliest opportunity
  • Senior year advising that is specific to your field of interest

Admission process and requirements:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Completion of 80 total credits of the standard BS-CE curriculum
  • Completion of undergrad foundation courses
  • Submit typed statement of professional goals
  • A recommendation from a faculty member

How to Apply:

  1. Review the admission and graduation requirements.
  2. Download and complete the CADP Student Agreement and Confirmation Form.
  3. Submit the form and statement of professional objectives to the CEE graduate program coordinator.

Graduation Requirements:

  • Fulfill the degree requirements for both the BS (120 credits) and MS programs (30 credits) in CE.
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA in graduate coursework with no graduate course grades below B-.

Senior Privilege:

  • Take up to 6 grad-level credits during senior year as part of undergraduate full- time student tuition. In most cases, there will not be extra costs incurred for these credits.
  • These credits will be transferred toward your MS degree program requirements
  • Finish remaining 24 MS credits across Summer, Fall, and Spring semesters 

How to Utilize Senior Privilege:

  1. Fill out the Senior Privilege Registration Request Form.
  2. Obtain necessary approvals.
  3. Combine with CADP benefits or utilize as a standalone option.

Senior Privilege and BS/MS Combined Advanced Degree Program (CADP) are separate programs and cannot be combined. Choose the option that best fits your academic and career goals.