The BS/MS program in Aerospace Engineering Sciences enables the program’s top BS students to be admitted to the MS program during the senior year, and to work thereafter toward both the BS and MS degrees in ASEN. In most cases, students should wait until the first semester of their senior year to apply for the BS/MS program, after the core curriculum for the junior year has been completed and grades have posted.

This program allows for early planning of the MS portion of the student’s education, taking graduate courses as part of the BS degree requirements, more flexibility in the order in which courses are taken, and more efficient use of what would otherwise be a final semester with a light credit hour load.

Up to six (6) credit hours may be counted toward both the BS and MS degree programs. Therefore the minimum number of credit hours required for the BS/MS degree will be 152.

Minimum requirements for admission to the BS/MS program are:

  • Completion of nine core ASEN courses (ASEN 1022, 2001, 2002, 2012, 2003, 2004, 3111, 3112, 3113);
  • A minimum overall Boulder Campus GPA of 3.25;
  • A minimum GPA of 3.25 in ASEN course work;
  • Have no MAPS deficiencies;
  • Declare a Focus Area;
  • Complete the Concurrent Degree Application;
  • Complete the BS/MS application for admission;
  • Provide an unofficial transcript.
  • Grad Data Form (link sent after application has been submitted) 

Note: If you have transfer credits (e.g. from AP/IB courses in high school), it may be to your benefit to wait until you are a senior before applying. Please discuss this with either the undergraduate or graduate advisor.

Transfer students

In place of 1) above, a transfer student must take at least three (3) ASEN junior level core courses on the Boulder campus as a matriculated Engineering student and have completed course work at another institution(s) which is approved (via an official Departmental transfer credit evaluation) as equivalent Boulder campus ASEN core course work. Additionally, the transfer student must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours of engineering course work (including ASEN core course work) on the Boulder campus as a matriculated Engineering student.

Once admitted into the BS/MS Aerospace program, the student must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in order to remain in good academic standing in the program.

Application Deadlines

Spring semester: October 1 (we will begin accepting applications on August 1)
Fall semester: January 5 (we will begin accepting applications on October 1)


Until a student in this BS/MS program passes a total of 128 credit hours of course work applicable to the BS or MS degrees in ASEN, the student will be governed by the rules and regulations applicable to any undergraduate student in AES unless specified otherwise herein. After a student has completed the BS requirements, he/she will be governed by the rules and regulations applicable to any graduate student in AES unless specified otherwise herein. It is the intention of the Department that, as far as possible, a student in this program is treated on the same basis as any other student in the Department at a comparable stage of the academic career. Seniors accepted into this program may be eligible for Teaching Assistantships or Research Assistantships only if they have advanced to graduate status.


Once admitted, students will work with the undergraduate advisor on the BS portion of their program, and with the graduate academic advisor on the MS portion of their program.