Accelerated Master’s Degree (BS Physics + MS BMOL)

Earn a BS Physics + MS BMOL!

Program Description

The accelerated version of the Master of Science degree in Biomolecular Sciences (MS-BMOL) is designed to give selected undergraduate students majoring in Physics the opportunity for early admission into the MS-BMOL program by taking coursework at the graduate level while completing their undergraduate degrees. During their final academic year of undergraduate education, students in the accelerated version of the MS-BMOL may enroll in up to 9 credits of 500-level courses that can be used to satisfy both bachelor’s and master’s degree requirements.

Please note:

  • The program is selective and limited to Boise State undergraduate students. Undergraduate students at other college and universities are not eligible for admission to an accelerated master’s degree program.
  • Admission to the accelerated master’s program must not delay students’ earning the undergraduate degree within a nominal four-year schedule.
  • Admitted students must meet all requirements for both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
  • Admitted students must meet all Graduate College academic and administrative requirements.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the accelerated program, students must be Boise State undergraduates enrolled in the biophysics emphasis of the BS in Physics program. Applicants must meet the following criteria by the application due date:

  1. The program is selective and limited to Boise State undergraduate students. Undergraduate students at other college and universities are not eligible for admission to an accelerated master’s degree program.
  2. Admission to the accelerated master’s program must not delay students’ earning the undergraduate degree within a nominal four-year schedule.
  3. Admitted students must meet all requirements for both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
  4. Admitted students must meet all Graduate College academic and administrative requirements.

Accelerated Master’s Degree in Biomolecular Sciences for Physics Majors

  1. A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  2. A minimum GPA of 3.30 on a 4.0 scale in undergraduate PHYS courses.

Admission is competitive. Meeting these eligibility requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the accelerated MS-BMOL program. At the same time, denial of admission into the accelerated MS- BMOL program does not preclude admission into the MS-BMOL program on a non-accelerated basis. Acceptance is based upon an evaluation and recommendation provided by the BMOL program and supported by the department to the Dean of the Graduate College, who will make the final admission decision.

Students hoping to participate in this program must contact their undergraduate physics advisor and the BMOL graduate program office for preliminary advising, including a thorough discussion of student goals and academic preparation, prospective faculty advisors, and graduate courses (not to exceed 9 credits) proposed to be taken during the last two semesters of their undergraduate career for application to the master’s degree requirements.

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After Receiving the Bachelor’s Degree

Students will be admitted to the MS-BMOL program with “conditional” status, pending completion of the undergraduate degree. Once they complete their undergraduate degree requirements and the degree is posted by the Registrar’s Office, admitted students will be classified as BMOL-MS graduate students.

Contact the Program Advisor for More Information

Dr. Daniel Fologea, DanielFologea@boisestate.edu