The department of industrial, systems and manufacturing engineering offers a dual/accelerated bachelor’s to master’s degree program to undergraduate students in both the industrial engineering, and product design and manufacturing engineering programs, culminating in the Master of Science in engineering.
The accelerated program offers outstanding students the opportunity to pursue both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a parallel and coordinated program. Students in the program are guided by the graduate coordinator and the departmental graduate committee until the BS degree is complete. Once the undergraduate degree is complete, an advisor in the area of the student’s interest is identified.
To be considered for admission to the program, the student must:
- Have a minimum WSU GPA of 3.250, and
- Be within 40 credit hours of completing the requirements for a bachelor’s degree.
Undergraduate students apply for bachelor’s to master’s programs using the regular Graduate School application form and admission process (including paying the Graduate School application fee).
Students should apply for graduate admission at least one semester before the semester in which they plan to obtain credit at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Should the student meet the admission requirements set for the program, tentative admission is granted, pending the award of the bachelor’s degree.
Tentative graduate admission does not guarantee final admission to the graduate program. Final graduate admission is contingent upon the student meeting all the admission requirements in place for the graduate program at the time the bachelor’s degree is awarded. If a tentatively admitted student does not achieve final admission, the graduate work already completed is moved to the undergraduate transcript.