College of Engineering

Civil & Environmental Engineering

The linked program allows students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply for admission to the master of science (MS) degree program. If accepted, up to 9 credits from their MSU undergraduate program may also be counted toward the requirements for a master’s degree. These credits must be at the 400-level or above.


  1. Admission to the program requires a minimum grade-point average of 3.0.
  2. Students should apply in their junior or senior year.  Students should apply for admission to the MS program prior to the first semester in which they plan to take a course that would count toward both degrees.  (For example, if you take a course in the Fall Semester and use that course toward the 30 required MS credits, then you must apply to the MS program during the preceding Spring Semester).
  3. You cannot use courses already completed in previous semesters or courses that you are currently enrolled in for the Dual BS/MS program.


  1. Find an initial MS advisor in the focus area of interest (e.g., environmental/water resources, geotechnical/pavements, structures, transportation). The Graduate Director can assist in identifying this advisor.
  2. Begin an application to the MS program in Civil and Environmental Engineering. The university graduate application system is found on the following website - Complete the required information, but do NOT pay the application fee. The fee is waived for Dual BS/MS students. Inform the Graduate Secretary that you have completed the application, and they will assist in processing your request.

Download Dual BS/MS Program Application (.pdf)