Applications must be received prior to the student’s senior year. The application deadline is May 15 for Fall admission. Interested students must submit application materials by following the steps on the Graduate College website.
Students should select the “accelerated master’s degree program” option. Students selecting the accelerated option will see a statement explaining that admission is only available with prior department and graduate program approval and asking them to verify that they are applying to an existing accelerated program. The student must read the information about accelerated programs and check the “Yes” button to confirm that he or she is applying to an available accelerated program.
Application materials should include the following:
An online application form and application fee.
A one-page essay indicating career objectives, reasons for pursuing the accelerated MS-BMOL degree and for selection of graduate advisor, and a discussion of academic preparation and any special qualification.
A vita or resume.
Three letters of recommendation. At least two must be from people familiar with the student’s academic work. One must be from the BMOL graduate faculty member who will serve as the student’s graduate advisor.
Graduate College staff reviews completed applications for basic eligibility (required number of undergraduate credits, required GPA, and an existing accelerated master’s degree program) and generates a PAR form for review by designated BMOL faculty and staff, in consultation with designated Physics faculty and staff. After department review and written approval from the Physics Department Chair, the BMOL Graduate Coordinator enters an admission recommendation on the PAR form. The Associate Graduate Dean reviews the application, enters the final decision and notifies the applicant and the graduate program via email.