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Vanderbilt University - 2016

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Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

Accelerated Graduate Program in Engineering Students who enter Vanderbilt with a significant number of credits (20 to 30 hours), earned either through Advanced Placement Tests or in college courses taken during high school, may be eligible for the Accelerated Graduate Program in Engineering. Through this program, a student is able to earn both a bachelor’s degree and an M.S. degree in about the same time required for the bachelor’s degree. To be eligible for the program a student must complete 86 hours (senior standing) by the end of the sophomore year with at least a 3.5 grade point average. With the approval of the faculty in their major department, students apply through the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies for provisional admission and take one course approved for graduate credit each semester of the junior year. These courses will be credited toward theM.S. degree. Upon successful completion of these courses, the student is admitted to the Graduate School. During the fourth year the student takes three courses (9 hours) for graduate credit each semester, and the remaining 6 to 10 undergraduate hours required for the bachelor’s degree. The student receives the bachelor’s degree at the end of the fourth year and spends the summer finishing a master’s thesis to complete the M.S. degree. Further information can be obtained from the chair of the student’s major department.