4+1 Chemical Engineering BS/Masters Program


The combined degree program is offered for the student who wants to complete consecutively the Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Chemical Engineering. The combined degree program is designed to be completed in five years, with the student taking two graduate courses in the senior year. Up to 6 credit hours may be counted towards both the bachelor’s and the master’s degrees. A block of transfer credits labeled as “transferred from SU undergraduate record” appears on the graduate record and applies credit hours toward the graduate degree, but is not calculated in the graduate GPA. Graduate courses taken in the fourth year of study not required for completion of the bachelor’s degree are included in the undergraduate tuition but appear only on the graduate record, and grades calculate only toward the graduate GPA.

The Chemical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Chemical, Biochemical, Biomolecular and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Program Criteria.


Students must be currently enrolled in the BS chemical engineering program at Syracuse University, and should apply to the combined BS and MS program in the first semester of their third year of study. Admission is based upon academic performance. Students are accepted for graduate study after completion of the third year of study but are not fully matriculated as graduate students until all bachelor’s degree requirements have been met.