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Graduate Study

As an undergraduate student, you can pursue opportunities to enroll in graduate-level courses through the Combined BS/MS Program, a Senior Petition, or a Petition to Receive Undergraduate Credit for a Graduate-Level Course.

Combined BS/MS Program

The Combined BS/MS Program is designed for high-achieving students who want to pursue a graduate degree in an engineering field at Ohio State. Through this program, you are able to enroll in advanced coursework during your senior undegraduate year that can apply to both your undergraduate and graduate degrees at Ohio State. To learn more about the program and application process, click here

Senior Petition

A Senior Petition allows high-achieving students to enroll in graduate-level coursework. Unlike in the Combined BS/MS Program, graduate coursework taken through a Senior Petition cannot be counted toward any undergraduate degree requirements.To learn more about the requirements and application process, click here

Petition to Receive Undergraduate Credit for Graduate-Level Course

In unique circumstances, students can petition to enroll in a graduate-level course (6000+ course level) and receive undergraduate credit to apply only to their undergraduate degree requirements. This credit cannot be applied to any graduate degree requirements. To learn more about the requirements of this option, review the petition.

If you are unsure which of these three options you should pursue, set up an appointment with your undergraduate academic advisor to discuss each program.