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College of Engineering and Information Technology
UMBC Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Graduate Students
Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s

Undergraduate students in the department who have an overall cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0, and a grade point average of at least 3.0 in the chemical and biochemical engineering major, may apply for admission to the BS/MS degree program.

Students should normally apply to the Department for pre-admission to the BS/MS program at the end of their junior year by filling out and submitting a pre-admission application, which consists of a form, transcript and one letter of reference from a faculty member in the department. After students have paid their final undergraduate semester tuition bill, students in the BS/MS program must apply to the UMBC Graduate School for admission (usually by February 1). Students applying to the BS/MS program are not required to take the GRE examination. Detailed instructions and the BS/MS application are available using the links below.


Both thesis and non-thesis options are available to students in the BS/MS program. Course requirements in the BS/MS program are the same as those listed above for the thesis and non-thesis options of the regular MS program. However, students in the BS/MS program are allowed to count 9 credits of elective courses taken to fulfill their BS degree requirements toward the course requirements for the MS degree, provided that these courses are dual level 400/600 level courses and were taken at the 600-level.

Students in the thesis option should select a research advisor during the junior year and begin their research no later than the summer between the junior and senior years.

Application Checklist:
-Complete BS/MS Application form
-Attach Transcript
-Attach Resume
-Submit to Dr. Marten

Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s