Programs of Study

Combined B.S./M.S. Degree Program in Chemical Engineering

Fast Track to a Graduate Degree
To encourage outstanding undergraduate students to continue their studies toward an advanced degree, the College of Engineering and the Graduate School offer a program of accelerated study leading to the dual degrees of a bachelor of science in engineering and a master of science in engineering. Students taking full advantage of the combined program ordinarily finish the master of science in engineering degree at the end of the fifth year of study. Please refer to the UMass Lowell online Academic Catalog for more information on this program.

Admission Requirements  
To be eligible to enter this course of study, students must file a formal Graduate School application in the junior or senior year. Applicants for this program are not required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or pay an application fee. Upon the recommendation of their advisor and with the approval of the Department of Chemical Engineering Graduate Admissions Committee and the dean of the Graduate School, students may be admitted as provisional graduate students during the second semester of the senior year.

Degree Requirements
Undergraduates may take up to two courses (6 credits) during the senior year that may be used to satisfy both the undergraduate and graduate degree requirements.

Students in this program may be eligible for financial assistance, i.e. fellowships, research and teaching assistantships, during the fifth year of study. Acceptance of this assistance and the attendant responsibilities may delay the completion of the program beyond the five years.