Linked Bachelor's-Master's Degree in Biosystems Engineering

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Linked Bachelor's-Master's Degree in Biosystems Engineering

Bachelor of Science Degree in Biosystems Engineering
Master of Science Degree in Biosystems Engineering

The Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering welcomes applications from current MSU junior/senior undergraduates pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree in Biosystems Engineering. Admission to the Linked Bachelor’s-Master’s program allows students to apply up to 9 credits from the undergraduate program toward the Master of Science degree in Biosystems Engineering. Students will work with a faculty advisor to identify qualifying course work (400-level or above). Courses must be taken at MSU or another postsecondary, accredited institution of comparable academic quality. The number of approved credits, not to exceed 9, are applied toward both the Bachelor’s degree and the Master’s degree in Biosystems Engineering. Students must be admitted to the Linked Bachelor’s-Master’s program before taking any credits that they intend to use toward the Master’s degree.

Admission applications must be submitted at least one academic year before graduation. For example, students expecting to finish the undergraduate program in a Spring semester should apply during the prior Spring semester. Students expecting to finish the undergraduate program in a Fall semester should apply during the prior Fall semester. Admission to the program requires a minimum undergraduate grade-point average of 3.5 and an approved program of study for the Master of Science degree in Biosystems Engineering at the time of admission. Students should identify and work with a faculty advisor in order to develop their graduate program plan. You can read faculty bios and find their contact information online here: https://www.egr.msu.edu/bae/directory

Admission to the program requires:

1) A 3.5 GPA & Junior status
2) A complete Linked BS/MS Program application including:

a) Your application submitted at least 1½ semesters before graduation (complete this in consultation with an identified faculty advisor)
b) Your completed graduate program application
c) Your BS course program plan by semester
d) Your MS course program plan by semester

Application form <Linked BS MS Program application form.docx>

Questions should be directed to Dr. A. Pouyan Nejadhashemi, Graduate Program Director.