Concurrent pursuance of B.S. and M.S. degrees
A student who, by reason of Credit By Examination, Transfer
Credit, and/or Overloads has completed most of the
requirements for the B.S. degree and would be carrying less than a
normal load while finishing those requirements may elect to begin
work toward the M.S. degree while still completing B.S. degree
requirements. Provision for Concurrent Pursuance of the B.S. and
M.S. degrees is designed for the student who is likely to enroll
for more than 12 credit hours of graduate credit before completing
B.S. requirements. Normally, a student may not transfer more than
12 credit hours into the graduate program, but this provision
permits the student, within the limitations discussed below, to
enroll in an M.S. program at Rose-Hulman while still completing a
A student who wishes to take 12 hours or less for graduate
credit should refer to the section entitled Graduate
- The student's academic record at the time of petition for this
program must meet the level of achievement necessary for admission
as a candidate for the M.S. degree.
- The student must formally apply to the graduate program and
complete a Concurrent Pursuance Application Form. On this Form the
student in conjunction with the advisor, must propose a term-by-term plan of
study, showing both the plan for completing the requirements for
the B.S. degree and the proposed courses which are to apply only
toward the M.S. degree. The proposed plan of study must be endorsed
by the Head(s) of the department(s) concerned--i.e., of both the
B.S. and M.S. programs--and approved by the Graduate Studies
Committee. Application materials should be obtained from and
returned to the Director of Graduate Studies.
- In case of schedule conflicts, courses for the B.S. degree take
precedence, and course substitution for required
courses of the B.S. program will not be approved for the purpose of
removing such conflicts.
- The student will be admitted no earlier than three quarters
before the expected completion of B.S. degree requirements.
Application should be made well in advance of the start of the
quarter for which admission is sought.
- The student may request graduate financial aid (tuition grant
or assistantship) at the time of formal application to the graduate
program, but graduate aid can be awarded only for terms which
follow the successful completion of the requirements of the B.S.
degree. Until the requirements for the B.S. degree are
completed, the provisions on overloads apply.
Exceptions & Questions: Contact Graduate
to Rules & Procedures.