Structural Engineering

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B.S./M.S. Program

The Department of Structural Engineering offers a Bachelor's/Master's degree program to enable students to complete both the B.S. and M.S. degree in an accelerated time frame. Instead of graduating in 4 quarters, students in the B.S./M.S. program are able to complete their M.S. in 3 quarters because they can take graduate courses while an undergraduate student. One graduate course per quarter in their last year of study. 

Structural Engineering students accepted into the program must follow the department and college requirements for the remainder of their undergraduate work in addition to the requirements for the integrated program. Admission to the bachelor’s/master’s degree program is not automatic. Student applications are reviewed and the final decision is made by the Department of Structural Engineering. Acceptance into this program is an honor that carries with it practical benefits--the graduate application process is simplified (no GREs nor letters of recommendation required) and advanced students are allowed to take graduate-level courses during their final year of their undergraduate program. If the student's application is approved by the department, the student will apply to the master's graduate program the following fall quarter (senior year) of undergraduate study. Students must fulfill all the requirements for the B.S. degree prior to being formally admitted to graduate status. 

Undergraduate students in the department who have at least 148 quarter units with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher are eligible to apply.

For transfer students to be eligible for this program, they must have completed at least two quarters in residence at UCSD and have a GPA of 3.25 or higher.

The Structural Engineering B.S./M.S. program is only open to current Structural Engineering students. 

ALL courses taken for the B.S./M.S. program must have a letter grade of B- or better to comply with the UCSD Graduate Transfer Credit Policy.  B.S./M.S. students must maintain a GPA of 3.25 during the duration of the B.S./M.S. program.  All initial acceptances into the B.S./M.S. program are provisional.


Students apply for the B.S./M.S. in the Spring of their Junior year and if accepted apply for the M.S. their Senior year Fall quarter.

The B.S./M.S. application for 2023-2024 will open in Spring 2023 (in Week #3) with a Fall 2024 M.S. start date. 
Once the application is open, it will be emailed to all SE undergraduate students.  The application will be open for about a month.

If you have questions regarding applying to this program or questions about the M.S. program in general, please email

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