4+1 Accelerated program in aerospace engineering (BSE-MS)
Offering educational focuses in everything from aerodynamics to structural design to autonomous control systems, the 4+1 aerospace program lets students earn a BSE-MS in just five years.
The Aerospace Engineering bachelor’s and master’s degree programs are designed to provide selected high achieving undergraduate students with the opportunity to enroll in graduate coursework and accelerate graduate degree completion. These programs allow accelerated students the opportunity to obtain a bachelor’s and master’s degree within five years.
Students are considered undergraduates until all requirements have been met to earn a BSE in Aerospace Engineering. Aerospace engineering majors will have the option to apply for a master’s in either Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering. Students in the accelerated master’s program have the option to select either a thesis or a non-thesis (portfolio or supervised project) track for their culminating event.
All interested applicants must meet the following admissions criteria:
- Are in the process or have completed the following 6th term Aerospace courses:
- Aerospace-Aeronautics: AEE 362
- Aerospace-Astronautics: AEE 362 & AEE 462
- Aerospace- AVS:
- Have a 3.5 GPA in all courses applying towards your Degree Audit Report (DARS) (You can check your GPA by downloading our 4+1 GPA Calculator)
- Have earned or are in the process of earning 90 credit hours
Students must apply for admission to the program through the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy (SEMTE) and the ASU Graduate College by completing both the SEMTE 4+1 online application and the ASU Graduate Admissions Application. Interested students should meet with their undergraduate academic advisor to learn more about the program and how to apply. Three recommendations from ASU faculty members are required to accompany the SEMTE 4+1 application.
Note: The GRE is waived as a requirement for the accelerated master’s program.
Students will have the opportunity to complete up to 12 graduate credit hours during their senior year. Aerospace engineering students can share up to 9 credit hours and reserve 3 credit hours. Shared credits will apply both towards the students undergraduate and graduate degree requirements. Reserved credit hours will only apply towards the student’s graduate degree requirements.
We recommend meeting with your assigned undergraduate advisor to discuss your course options that will satisfy your 4+1 program requirements.