Linked BS-MS Program - Civil Engineering

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The linked program allows students who graduate with an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or greater to apply up to 9 credits from their MSU undergraduate program toward the requirements for a master’s degree.


  1. Admission to the program requires a minimum grade-point average of 3.5.
  2. You should apply in your junior or senior year.  You would be admitted to the MS program in the same semester as the first course you take that will be applied towards your MS degree.  You must apply for admission to the MS program prior to that semester.  (For example, if you take ENE 421 in Fall Semester 2018 and use that course to waive 3 credits from the 30 required MS credits, then your MS program will begin no later than Fall 2018 and you must apply to the MS program before the start of that semester).
  3. You cannot use courses already completed in previous semesters and courses that you are currently enrolled in for the linked BS-MS program


  1. Find an initial Masters adviser (the Graduate Director can often serve in this role).
  2. Apply to the MS program in Civil and Environmental Engineering completing the official graduate school application.  GRE scores are required for consideration of assistantships.
  3. As part of the above application process, complete the university application using the following website - and inform the Grad Secretary that you have completed this.  You do not have to pay the application fee.
  4. If you are accepted into the Linked BS/MS program, you are under no obligation to complete the MS degree.  You can complete your BS degree as if you had never applied to the Linked BS/MS program.


Download Linked BS-MS Program Application (.pdf)