University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota: Department of Mechanical Engineering

Integrated BS/MS

Applications for Fall Semester are due June 15

The B.M.E./M.S.M.E. program offers Mechanical Engineering major several benefits: a streamlined admissions process from the undergraduate to the graduate program; eligibility for teaching and research assistantships; and, flexibility in fulfilling required courses for both degrees simultaneously in the last two years of study. The program makes it possible for students to earn a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering in five years.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Students must be enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering undergraduate program at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus.
  2. While a 3.25 GPA is required to apply we prefer students with a GPA of 3.50 or greater.
  3. For students who have transferred from another institution, at least one semester must be completed at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus, before admission to the program will be granted.
  4. Students who are completing their junior year and have flexibility their senior year to completing the requirements for the BME degree along with extra course work are eligible to apply.

Application Procedure

Students who wish to apply for admission into the program must submit the following:

Submit to the Graduate School

  1. Completed Graduate School application form
  2. Necessary application fee
  3. Original transcripts from post-secondary education institutions
  4. Statement of purpose including planned area of concentration
  5. Completed BME/MS Combined Course Projection Sheet that includes: a) planned courses necessary to complete the B.M.E. degree requirements (the semester and year in which the courses will be taken should also be noted as some courses are offered alternate years b) planned graduate level courses necessary to complete the M.S.M.E. degree requirements (the semester and year in which the courses will be taken should also be noted as some courses are offered alternate years).
  6. One letter of recommendation from a full-time faculty member in the Mechanical Engineering Department

Application Deadlines

Admission is once per year, for the fall semester. All materials must be submitted to the Graduate School by June 15 for admission the subsequent fall semester.

Advising Students

Students enrolled in this program will select an advisor by the end of the first semester of enrollment. The advisor will work with the student on the thesis for a Plan A or the paper for a Plan B Masters degree track.

More information and Application Materials

Please direct questions to:

John K. Gardnerjohn gardner
Graduate Program Manager
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Student Advising, Room 1120
University of Minnesota
111 Church Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 USA
Phone: 612-625-2009
Fax: 612-624-2010


Associate Professor Chris Hogan

hoganDirector of Graduate Studies