Looking for a competitive edge in today’s challenging job market? Planning to pursue an advanced degree? Our Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s degree program offers students the opportunity to pursue a bachelor’s degree from either the Whiting School of Engineering or the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences while earning a master’s degree in engineering.
Students can usually complete the master’s portion of the program in one year instead of two, as undergraduate courses may count toward the master’s degree.
In addition, students enrolled in a combined BS/MSE program are awarded a Dean’s Master’s Fellowship, covering half their tuition (when enrolled as resident, full-time students in a semester (summer and intersessions are not included), after they have completed eight full-time semesters of study in either the Whiting School of Engineering or the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins.
NOTE: Whiting/Krieger School alumni who pursue a WSE master’s degree are granted many of the same benefits as those in the combined bachelor’s/master’s degree program (i.e., financial aid and the opportunity to double-count coursework, the latter is at the department’s discretion, however).
Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s students who have not yet completed eight full-time semesters of study at JHU and have retained undergraduate status are eligible to continue to apply for undergraduate financial aid through the Office of Student Financial Services. (Transfer students are treated differently; see below.) Alternatively, they can apply for graduate student status, earn health insurance benefits and apply for federal financial aid (through the Office of Student Financial Services), but they cannot earn the Dean’s Fellowship until after the eighth semester of full-time study at JHU.
Once a student converts to graduate status, he/she is no longer eligible for undergraduate financial aid, including the Federal Pell Grant, Federal SEOG, Federal SMART Grant, Federal Parent PLUS loans, the Bloomberg Scholarship, Hodson Scholarship and Westgate Scholarship.
Loan limits for the federal student loan programs change when a student’s classification switches from “undergraduate” to “graduate.” For further financial aid information, please visit the website for the Office of Student Financial Services.
Likewise, courses ultimately applied to the master’s degree but taken before the student’s status is switched to “graduate” are found on the undergraduate transcript only (and thus, unintentionally factored into the cumulative GPA found at the bottom of the undergraduate transcript). Undergraduate students are not eligible to receive graduate student tuition support; therefore, a concurrent student cannot retain undergraduate status in order to leave open the undergraduate transcript and receive a graduate tuition waiver at the same time.