Brown University School of Engineering

Five-year ScB/ScM Requirements

Undergraduates in Engineering with high academic standing may enter an integrated program leading to the award of a Master of Science degree at the end of the academic year following receipt of the Bachelor of Science degree. They will also normally include, in their senior year, courses designated as “Primarily for Graduates” in the Brown University Bulletin. During the fifth year, the student in the integrated program can achieve an unusually strong academic program for the Master of Science degree. Work toward the doctorate, for those so inclined and qualified, would be facilitated by this program. The Master of Science degree granted under this program is available as either the thesis or non-thesis option. General requirements for the Master of Science degree are given in the Brown University Bulletin.

This program normally involves students taking two courses beyond those required to satisfy their Sc.B. concentration during their senior year. Credit for these two courses is then counted towards the (8 course) Sc.M. requirements, thus reducing the tuition payment during the fifth year to 3/4 of the normal amount. The recommended additional undergraduate courses are Engineering 2010 and 2020. Five-year Sc.B./Sc.M. students must satisfy the normal requirements for both degrees. To apply 100-level classes taken during the undergraduate program to the Sc.M. degree, the course can not have been previously used toward the Sc.B. degree. The maximum number of classes which can be transferred from the undergraduate program is 2.

Please visit the Brown Graduate School to submit your online application.

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program in Education also offers an engineering/physics track. This program allows undergraduates to earn your Masters of Arts in Teaching certification in a fifth year at Brown. Learn more here.