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4+1 Accelerated materials science and engineering program (BSE-MS)

The integrated BSE-MS degree in materials science and engineering allows students to graduate with both degrees in just five years, saving them time and money. 

The program

An accelerated degree is a great option to help develop new technologies and expanding on efficient ways to work collaboratively with other disciplines.

The materials science and engineering program at Arizona State University breaks things down to their core to understand the structure-property relationships of nanomaterials, and applications in energy, security and sustainability. This wide-ranging area of study includes an evolving study of services like aircraft, computers and medicine. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the strings that connect chemistry, physics and engineering thru an investigative lens.

What to expect

  • Students earning a BSE in materials science and engineering can use six credits at the 500 level of graduate course work towards undergraduate degree requirements.
  • These six credits count towards the graduate degree requirements as well.
  • If the student’s schedule permits, they will also be able to reserve an additional six credits of graduate level coursework for a maximum of twelve pre-admission credits.

Admission requirements

Students interested in this program must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Attain at least 75 credit hours applicable to a BSE in materials science and engineering to apply to the program.
  • Have a cumulative ASU GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • Accrued a minimum of 90 credit hours of course work applicable to the ASU materials science and engineering bachelor’s degree completed prior to enrollment in the accelerated program.
  • Have successfully completed MSE 415.

Application procedure

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 submitting an application form for the integrated programs in materials science and engineering. Interested students should meet with their academic advisor to learn more about the program and how to apply.

Applications must be accompanied by:

  • Three recommendation signatures from ASU faculty members.

Course selection

The student, together with the faculty advisor, selects up to six credit hours at the 500 level to be taken prior to the BSE graduation. An additional six credit hours of 500 level coursework may be reserved only for the MS program.

Helpful hints

  • The GRE is not a requirement for this degree.
  • Please contact the graduate adviser with questions about the integrated program before you apply.
  • All courses must be taken at the ASU Tempe campus.