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Scholars Program

The University Scholars (BS/MS) Program is designed specifically for outstanding students to complete the requirements for both their bachelor’s degree and a master of science in aerospace engineering in an accelerated five year period.

The University Scholars Program is intended for very capable and highly-motivated undergraduate students who wish to pursue graduate study in the department.

If you are interested in the Department’s University Scholars (BS/MS) Program, please see your adviser or any faculty member in the area of intended graduate study. For information about how to apply to Graduate School, please stop by the department office.

A student in the program can earn up to nine hours of graduate credit towards their MS degree in aerospace engineering and mechanics. Six of those hours can also count towards their BS degree in aerospace engineering–generally satisfying AE elective requirements. Following successful completion of all requirements for the bachelor’s degree, students in the University Scholars program are awarded the undergraduate degree. Students then continue taking graduate courses until the requirements for the master’s degree are met. Students in the University Scholars Program are classified as undergraduates until they complete all of the requirements for the undergraduate degree. They cannot hold graduate assistantships until they are classified as graduate students. At that time, University Scholars become eligible for graduate fellowships and scholarships.

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