Combined Degree Program
Combined Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in MatSE
The five-year BS-MS program in Materials Science and Engineering combines two degrees: a BS in MatSE with an MS (with thesis) in MatSE. Current University of Illinois MatSE students enrolled in the College of Engineering who maintain superior academic performance are eligible to apply for this program. Students admitted to the program will receive both degrees once all requirements for the 5-Year BS-MS degree program have been successfully completed but will be permitted to participate in the Graduation Ceremonies with their class if they have completed 128 hours.
Joint Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) and M.S. or Ph.D. in MatSE
The Illinois MBA and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering have jointly established a program leading to the degrees of Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Material Science Engineering or Doctorate of Philosophy in Material Science and Engineering. The two degrees are awarded on the basis of 92 hours of coursework with thesis for master of science (96 hours without thesis) or 156 hours of coursework for doctorate degree. The MBA/MatSE program is open to students who have completed an accredited bachelor’s degree and who meet the admission criteria of the MBA program and Department of Material Science and Engineering.