To be eligible, students must have completed the first two quarters of their junior year in residence at UCSD and have an upper-division GPA of 3.5 or better and a 3.0 overall UC GPA. However, it should be noted that meeting and even exceeding minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. The B.S./M.S. is open to students in their junior year. Students taking a fifth year of undergraduate study are not eligible.
The Five-Year B.S./M.S. requires two applications. The first application, submitted during the junior year, is to the Department of Bioengineering and is reviewed and approved by the BENG Graduate Studies Committee. The second (university) application, submitted upon conferral of the B.S. degree, is required for admission into UCSD’s graduate program and includes a $80 application fee ($100 for international students). Please note: students in the B.S./M.S. will have their academic records reviewed upon conferral of the B.S. degree. At that time, the Graduate Studies Committee will decide, dependent upon a student’s academic success in prescribed coursework, whether the student will be admitted to the M.S. degree program effective the following Fall quarter.