Admission Requirements for a 1-year Master's Degree

The 4+1 degree option allows LMU undergraduate students in Mechanical Engineering to complete a master's degree in one year; after conferral of their bachelor's degree. LMU undergraduate students are eligible to apply for the combined degree program if they apply and are enrolled in their second semester of junior or during their senior year with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Students enrolled in this program must adhere to the following course guidelines:

  • One 500-level class from undergraduate coursework may count towards master's degree.
  • One additional 500-level Mechanical Engineering course must be taken during the Spring semester of their senior year, in addition to other B.S. requirements.
  • Two 500-or 600-level courses must be taken during Summer Session immediately following their senior year (during first year, students typically take 3 courses per semester).

LMU Mechancial Engineering Students Only:

Students will take two graduate level courses in the Summer session after graduating with a B.S. degree (one course during each Summer session). Students will need to take 4+3 graduate courses in the Fall and Spring semesters of the 5th year. This will be a total of 9 graduate courses beyond the B.S. degree requirements, one less than the regular graduate degree. Students can take 27 course units or 21 course units and 6 thesis units (research). This is in addition to the current requirement of 500-level courses in Senior year for regular undergraduate students. Students interested in this program should contact us to learn more.