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Combined Degree: Engineering, B.S.E. and M.S.E.

Grand Valley State University combined degree programs offer current qualified undergraduate students the opportunity to complete both an undergraduate and graduate degree, meeting their unique personal, academic, and career goals. Pursuing a combined degree program can reduce the cost and total time required to complete both a bachelor's and a master's degree.

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Program Overview

Students are prepared for engineering careers and leadership roles by way of B.S.E. and M.S.E. degree programs that integrate academic studies with hands-on learning and paid professional co-op experiences in engineering companies.

The combined program allows the use of two courses from the graduate program to fulfill the requirements for two undergraduate electives, while applying these courses to the graduate program (6 to 8 credits). The combined program also utilizes the final project or thesis completed by the student to fulfill both the B.S.E. and M.S.E. culminating experience requirement (3 credits). Through this articulation, the student completes both programs through a reduction of 9 to 11 credits.

Why Pursue a Combined Degree at Grand Valley?

  • Combined bachelor's/master's programs that allow high-achieving students to complete both the B.S.E. and the M.S.E. in as little as five calendar years.
  • Accelerate your career trajectory and stay one step ahead of the competition.
  • Meet the growing national need for more master's trained employees.
  • Personal attention in small classes and extensive hands-on and project-based learning supported by our student-focused, state-of-the-art teaching, laboratory, and project facilities.
  • Excellent engineering opportunities in the West Michigan area, anticipated to improve over the next 10 years because this area, centered in Grand Rapids, is one of the strongest and most innovative technical, manufacturing, and industrial regions of the state.
  • Opportunities for Industry Sponsored Graduate Fellowship (IGF) and Internships to gain valuable experiential knowledge in parallel to academic learning while getting financial support from the surrounding industries.

Career Insights

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Location & Format

All undergraduate students begin their academic career at Grand Valley's Allendale Campus; classes for graduate students in this major meet downtown on the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

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The study plans for the combined B.S.E./M.S.E. program are very aggressive and academically demanding. Undergraduate students maintaining a GPA of 3.3 through their junior year are encouraged to apply for the program. For more information, please contact the graduate program director.

Admission Requirements

Undergraduate students maintaining a GPA of 3.3 through their junior year are encouraged to apply for the program. Visit the online catalog for information about admission requirements for the combined bachelor of science and master of science in engineering.

For More Information

Seymour and Esther Padnos College of Engineering

Samhita Rhodes, Ph.D., Program Director
253 Kennedy
(616) 331-6267
[email protected]


“I feel confident in my skills and abilities as a newly graduated engineer thanks to the incredible support and experiences provided by the GVSU engineering program.”