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    Co-Terminal BS/MS or BS/ME Program

    What Is It?

    • To better prepare students to meet the growing demands of industry and the marketplace, Rensselaer now offers undergraduates the opportunity to extend their financial aid and earn both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in 5 years.
    • The Co-terminal Graduate degree program offers Rensselaer undergraduates with strong academic records the opportunity to study for a master’s degree while completing their bachelor’s degree.

    What is the Advantage?

    • Undergraduate financial aid will be continued for co-terminal students through their 9th and 10th semester's of study
    • Upon graduation, student will earn both their BS and MS degrees simultaneously.

    How does it Work?

    • Admissions standards for the co-terminal program are the same as those required for Rensselaer's traditional master's programs
    • Co-terminal applications must be submitted before the end of applicants’ 1st semester of the senior year.
    • Student must:
      • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
      • Have 90 credits of coursework (including AP credits, transfer credits, and courses in progress)

    How do I Apply?