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What will I learn?

The department offers especially qualified students a Five-Year BS/MS program with a BS degree (major in biosystems engineering) and an MS degree (major in biosystems engineering). The primary component of the program is that qualified students may take up to 6 hours of approved graduate courses for their senior undergraduate electives and have them count toward both their BS and MS degrees at the University of Tennessee. This program is designed for students who intend to complete their MS degree at the University of Tennessee, as other universities may not accept these courses for graduate credit since they were used to satisfy requirements for the BS degree. Significant components of the program are as follows:

  • Students must have an overall GPA of 3.4 in required coursework. Conditional admission to the five-year program may be granted after completion of 65 hours of coursework meeting requirements of the BS degree, with at least 24 hours in technical courses required for the major. Full admission may be granted after the completion of 96 hours of required coursework with a minimum GPA of 3.4 and at least 30 hours of technical coursework required by the major. Approval of such coursework is decided on by the BSE Undergraduate Program Coordinator.
  • Admission must be approved by the department and the Graduate School. The approval process begins with application to the BSE Undergraduate Program Coordinator.
  • Students must at least be conditionally admitted to the program prior to taking courses that receive credit for both the BS and MS degrees. All courses taken for graduate credit must be approved by the BSE Graduate Program Director. Students admitted to the program must also request permission from the Graduate School to take approved courses for graduate credit, and must follow the normal procedure for admission to the Graduate School within the BSE program.
  • Students will not be eligible for assistantships until they are enrolled as graduate-level students in the Graduate School.

Which department am I in?

Herbert College of Agriculture

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
US$31,664.00 per year
USD $31,664 for Bachelor degree; USD $31,798 for Master degree

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 January 2022

Venue

Herbert College of Agriculture

2621 Morgan Circle,

126 Morgan Hall,

KNOXVILLE,

Tennessee,

37996, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a completion of high school or college academic work.

For international students

Applicants must have a completion of high school or college academic work.

If your native language is not English, you must demonstrate English proficiency unless you are a US citizen or a permanent resident.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) minimum score of 6.5

TOEFL (Paper-based) score of 523

TOEFL (iBT) score of 70

Completing the ELS 112 intensive program

Application Deadline: Spring: October 15

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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