Accelerated Bachelor's-Master's Degree Program
This program enables students to earn their master of science degree in mechanical engineering and a bachelor of science degree from the College of Engineering in the span of five years.
Only the thesis option is available with this program. Qualified students (3.5/4.0 GPA) who are enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Marquette may apply for admission to this program during their undergraduate junior year. Students must:
- Submit an application to the Graduate School
- Indicate their interest in the five-year program
- Meet all other admission criteria as stated in the mechanical engineering application requirements section. (GRE test scores are not required.)
Students select graduate-level courses in their senior undergraduate year as their electives; these elective courses double-count toward the undergraduate and graduate degrees. However, a maximum of six credit hours will apply toward the graduate degree. Upon completion of the first term as a master's candidate, the student must petition the Graduate School to transfer courses taken as an undergraduate to the master's degree.
Students begin their research for the thesis the summer between their junior and senior years. Their research is continued the summer between their senior and fifth years and throughout their fifth year, culminating in the preparation of a written thesis and defense.