University Scholars Program

The University Scholars Program offers particularly gifted and highly motivated students the opportunity of integrating their undergraduate and graduate courses of study in a single continuous program culminating in both a baccalaureate and a master's or doctoral degree. The total number of hours for the combined program may be as many as 12 less than the total required for the bachelor's and the master's or doctoral degrees separately. The requirements for the bachelor's degree are unaffected.

Application to the program should be submitted at the end of the student's junior year. Applicants should have completed at least 90 credit hours of work toward the bachelor's degree, or be eligible for senior standing in the semester they are admitted to the program. The master's program should be in the field of the undergraduate major (there are some exceptions made), and the undergraduate grade point average must be at least a 3.50 in the applicant's major field and 3.20 overall. Applicants to a University Scholars program must submit both a Graduate School application and a University Scholars form with all requested signatures.

University Scholars Program Application form


Baccalaureate/masters University Scholars programs are currently offered in:

  • Accounting
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Anthropology
  • Art History and Visual Studies
  • Biomedical Engineering with:
    • Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering (BS)
    • Biomedical Engineering (MS)
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Computer Science
  • Diplomacy & International Commerce with:
    • Agricultural Economics
  • Electrical Engineering with:
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Computer Engineering
  • English
  • Family Sciences
  • French
  • German Studies
  • Hispanic Studies
  • History
  • Linguistic Theory & Typology
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineering with:
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering (PhD) with:
    • Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
  • Medical Sciences with:
    • Agricultural Biotechnology
  • Mining Engineering
  • Music Performance
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Public Administration with:
    • Engineering/Natural Resources
    • Agricultural Economics
  • Public Health
  • Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Retailing & Tourism Management
  • Social Work