BACHELOR + MASTERS PROGRAMS

SCE BACHELOR to MASTER PROGRAM

In the School of Computing & Engineering, undergraduate students have the opportunity to earn a Master’s degree in just one additional year. Master’s programs are available in Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Data Science, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. A Master’s degree program in Biomedical Engineering will be available in Fall 2023.

BENEFITS TO THE BACHELOR to MASTER PROGRAM

  • Students can take graduate courses in their last semester as an undergraduate;
    • Graduate courses would be billed at the undergraduate rate during this bridge semester.
  • Pay undergraduate tuition rates for graduate courses.
    • Students will still be charged the graduate rates for tuition once they have switched to graduate status, but will receive a BS/MS fee differential scholarship which will offset the difference between the graduate and undergraduate tuition rates.
  • No application fee.
  • No GRE required. Students must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA at UMKC.
  • In most programs, students complete 24 credit hours of graduate coursework.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Students who have a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0 with at least 30 credits completed at UMKC will be automatically admitted to the MS portion of the program. Applicants below the 3.0 GPA will be reviewed by the faculty committee for their desired degree.
  • No GRE test is required.

STEPS TO SIGN UP

  1. Most students will sign up for the Bachelor to Master program in the second semester of their junior year. Students should meet with their academic advisor and submit a Declaration of Major Form and the Bachelor to Master Interest Form.
  2. Once the DOM Form is processed by Registration & Records Office, students will have a BS-MS subplan on their Pathway account.
  3. In the semester prior to the desired MS start semester, SCE will reach out to the students via email to determine if they plan to participate in the MS program. Students may decide to go ahead with the MS program or they may opt-out. Students who opt-out must meet with their academic advisor prior to graduation to complete forms removing them from the BS-MS program. Bachelor degrees cannot be conferred with a BS-MS subplan on the student’s record.
  4. Students who are continuing with the program will receive a link via email to officially apply to the Master’s portion of the program. Once admitted, they will meet with an MS advisor to determine their classes and enroll.

SCE BACHELOR to MBA PATHWAY

A new option for students in the School of Computing & Engineering is the MBA Pathway. Students who earn their bachelor’s degree in one of SCE’s academic programs can go straight to the Master of Business Administration program in the Bloch School of Management.

Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA in their undergraduate degree to be eligible for the program. This program does not require the GRE or GMAT for entrance, and there is no application fee.

For more information, please contact the Bloch School Graduate Programs Office. For students who are interested in the program, please complete the Bachelor + MBA Interest Form.