INTERESTED IN EARNING A MASTERS IN 5 YEARS? YOU MAY WANT TO CONSIDER THE DEPARTMENT’S BS/MS FIVE-YEAR PATHWAY PROGRAM
Undergraduate students interested in this program should consult with their GES faculty advisor as early in their academic career as possible. The advisor will verify that the student’s academic progress is sufficiently advanced to allow successful completion of the requisite graduate-level courses while also completing the requirements for the Bachelor’s degree in their senior year. Given advisor consent and approval by the GES graduate program director, students in their Junior year secure permission to join the pathway, allowing them to take up to three graduate-level courses, including GES 701/702, during their senior year. This permission requires a form filled out by the student and signed by the GPD that the student files with the UMBC Graduate School (Application form). In their Senior year, students then take the GRE and apply for admission to the GES MS program following the regular graduate admissions process.
After acceptance, in Spring of their Senior year, the student must turn in the 5 year pathway advising report.
Remember, see your advisor to find out more.