UMBC’s Accelerated Program makes it possible to double-count up to 9 credits towards both your undergraduate and graduate coursework. You’ll save money and time as you further your academic career. Students applying to the BSMS program are not required to take the GRE examination.
Both thesis and course-only options are available to students in the BSMS program. Course requirements in the BSMS program are the same as those listed above for the thesis and non-thesis options of the regular MS program. However, students in the BSMS program are allowed to count 9 credits of elective courses taken to fulfill their BS degree requirements toward the course requirements for the MS degree, provided that these courses are dual level 400/600 level courses and were taken at the 600-level.
Students in the thesis option should select a research advisor during the junior year and begin their research no later than the summer between the junior and senior years. For additional, program-specific details see the CBEE Department Graduate Handbook available on our Graduate Resources Page.
- Chemical Engineering major at UMBC (all tracks)
- Cumulative grade point average is at least 3.0
- Major GPA is at least 3.0 in the
Spring Semester Junior Year (third year)
Complete all components of BSMS Application
- BSMS Application
Applications due between March 1 and May 1. Submit hard copy (original) of application to Graduate Program Coordinator (ENG 314).
Notification of admission will be sent out by June 1.
Senior year (fourth year)
- Enroll in 9 credits of 600 level or higher courses.
- Complete Request for Approval for undergraduates to take courses for graduate credit (Due before Add\Drop Deadline).
- Complete Graduate School Application (January 1)
- Letter of Reference from a faculty member in the department
- Once students are admitted to the Graduate School and are enrolled, they must complete a Transfer of Credit form to transfer approved graduate credits taken as an undergraduate into the graduate program. Note that only the credits are transferred, not the grade received.
BSMS students are not graduate students until after they earn their BS in ENCH.