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BS/MS in ISE Combined Program

The BS/MS in ISE Combined Program allows a student to begin completing requirements towards a master’s degree (M.S. or M.E.) while completing their undergraduate study.


The BS/MS in ISE Program requirements are the same as the individual B.S. and M.S. (or M.E.) programs. However, three courses (up to 12 credits) may be treated as overlapping. That is, the following graduate courses can be used as substitutes in the undergraduate curriculum. To apply the graduate credit to both degrees, you must be admitted to the Graduate School and receive a grade of B or higher in each course.

An undergraduate student in the combined program must satisfy all prerequisite requirements of an undergraduate course in order to take its graduate substitute.

Graduate Course    Undergraduate Course   

EIN6905: Web Based Decision Support Systems for ISE    ESI4357: Web Based Decision Support Systems for ISE   

ESI6529: Digital Simulation Techniques    ESI4523: Industrial Systems Simulation   

EIN6442: Manufacturing Management    EIN4451: Lean Production Systems   

ESI6355: Decision Support Systems for ISE    ESI4356: Decision Support Systems for ISE   

ESI6323: Models for Supply Chain Management    EIN4343: Inventory and Supply Chain Systems   


The admissions process for the combined degree program is a two step process.

Step 1)

The first step in this process should be completed in the semester before your final year of study and requires a plan of study (which graduate courses you are going to substitute for the undergraduate curriculum), a statement of purpose, and a resume.  The application is available here, and must be printed and submitted to the UF-ISE Academic Advisor.

Step 2)

The second step of the process requires that you apply for graduate school.  Note that this application is the same for all students, regardless of whether they participate in the combined degree program or not.  Plan to take the GRE exam and get three letters of recommendation. The online application is available through the Graduate School.  See the admissions guidelines for prospective students on the ISE website for more details.  Once you are in the graduate program, you must transfer the graduate credits used in your undergraduate program to your graduate program.

Note that if you complete the undergraduate program (with graduate course substitutions) but do not pursue graduate school or are not admitted to the graduate school, then you will graduate with only a B.S. in ISE.

If you have any additional questions regarding Combined Degrees, talk to your undergraduate advisor. All other questions regarding the BS/MS in ISE Combined Program, please contact the ISE Undergraduate Advisor.


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