Civil Engineering Undergraduate Program Director

Dr. Yilei Shi

151E Link Hall

Environmental Engineering Undergraduate Program Director

Dr. Svetoslava Todorova

139 Link Hall

Description: The combined BS/MS degree is designed to provide exceptional students at Syracuse University with the opportunity to “work ahead” and complete some of their future graduate-level degree requirements as an undergraduate student.

Students accepted into the 5-year BS/MS program will be able share up to 6/7 credits of 500+ level coursework toward the completion of both degrees. They will also have the opportunity to complete up to 6 credits of graduate-only coursework while an undergraduate student and transfer those credits toward their MS program of study.

Both shared and flagged credits will appear on the graduate transcript as a block of transfer credits labeled “transferred from SU undergraduate record”. These credits will not count toward graduate GPA calculations. A minimum grade of B is required to share or flag a course for transfer.

This combination of shared and transfer credit will allow the completion of both the Bachelor of Science in Civil or Environmental Engineering and the Masters of Science in Civil or Environmental Engineering in five years.

Admission: Students must be currently enrolled in the Civil Engineering BS or Environmental Engineering BS program at Syracuse University, and should apply to the combined BS and MS program in the first semester of their third year of study.

Admission is based upon academic performance. Students are accepted for graduate study after completion of the third year of study but are not fully matriculated as graduate students until all bachelor's degree requirements have been met.

·        Internal Application Packet

The application packet must consist of the following:

  • One faculty recommendation from the CEE Department;
  • The applicant’s personal statement;
  • CV or resume; and
  • Unofficial transcript.

Faculty recommendations must be submitted directly from the faculty member to the department.

Personal Statement - Applicants must include a one page personal statement explaining their interest in the 5 year BS/MS program: 12pt. Times New Roman font; and 1in. margins on all sides.

Application Materials should be submitted to Nick Clarke, CEE Academic Operations Specialist,

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