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CEES Accelerated BS/MS Program

The accelerated BS/MS program is offered to qualified undergraduate students in the School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science who wish to pursue their graduate education while completing their undergraduate degree requirements. Students accepted into the accelerated BS/MS program can use up to nine credit hours to simultaneously satisfy the requirements of both the BS and MS degrees. A list of common 'shared graduate coursework' is provided below.

Accepted students can also take up to seven credit hours of additional graduate coursework not applied to the BS degree. A list of common 'additional graduate coursework' is below as well. With proper planning in the final year, students can initiate thesis or non-thesis research in their senior undergraduate year and complete the MS degree in one additional year beyond their BS degree. Architectural Engineering majors will receive a BS in Architectural Engineering and MS in Civil Engineering through this program. 

Lastly, there is a list of 4000G courses below which qualify for graduate credit.

Students interested in pursuing the accelerated BS/MS program are encouraged to review the degree appropriate application below. It is suggested that the application process be completed by the junior year. All applications are requierd to be submitted within the first two weeks of the Fall or Spring Semester only. There is no Summer Semester admission.

B.S. Architectural Engineering/ M.S. Civil Engineering

B.S./M.S. Civil Engineering

B.S./M.S. Environmental Engineering

B.S./M.E.S. Environmental Science

NOTICE: Students should be familiar with the Masters degree required core courses found in the OU General Catalog

Please email with submissions or questions. 

Common Courses for 'Shared Graduate Coursework'

Maximum 9 credit hours

Architectural EngineeringCivil EngineeringEnvironmental EngineeringEnvironmental Science
CEES 4333G Foundation EngineeringCEES 4253G Statistics & ProbabilityCEES 4253G Statistics & ProbabilityCEES 4253G Statistics & Probability
CEES 4753G Structural Design – WoodCEES 4453G Geomatics EngineeringCEES 4263G Hazardous and Solid Waste ManagementCEES 4263G Hazardous and Solid Waste Management
Or a Professional ElectiveOr a Professional Elective*CEES 5114 Aquatic Chemistry*CEES 5114 Aquatic Chemistry
  *CEES 5324 Environmental Biology & Ecology*CEES 5324 Environmental Biology & Ecology
  Or a Professional Elective*CEES 5843 Hydrology
   Or a Professional Elective
*Enrollment in the 5000-level of a slashlisted course is required to count as graduate credit

Common Courses for 'Additional Graduate Coursework Not Applied to the Bachelor's Degree'

Maximum 7 credit hours

Architectural / Civil Engineering
Geotechnical Area of InterestCEES 5343 Advanced Soil MechanicsCEES 5433 In-Situ Soil TestingCEES 5443 Unsaturated Soil Mechanics*CEES 5021 Technical Communications
Structural Area of InterestCEES 5653 Advanced Mechanics of MaterialsCEES 5683 Dynamics of StructuresCEES 5793 Design of Prestressed Concrete Structures*CEES 5021 Technical Communications
Water Resources Area of InterestCEES 5624 Biological Waste TreatmentCEES 5843 HydrologyCEES 5853 Groundwater and Seepage*CEES 5021 Technical Communications
Environmental Engineering
 CEES 5244 Physicochemical Water Treatment ProcessesCEES 5624 Biological Waste TreatmentCEES 5853 Groundwater and Seepage*CEES 5021 Technical Communications
Environmental Science
 CEES / METR 5643 Quantitative HydrometeorologyCEES 5853 Groundwater and SeepageCEES 5933 Climate Change and Water Sustainability*CEES 5021 Technical Communications
 *For Thesis students only

"G" Credit Courses

Limit of 9 credit hours of CEES 4000G courses in master’s program and 12 credit hours of 4000G courses overall.

CEES 4123G         Open Channel Flow
CEES 4243G         WaTER Technologies for Emerging Regions
CEES 4253G         Statistics & Probability
CEES 4263G         Hazardous and Solid Waste Management
CEES 4273G         WaTER Technical Field Methods
CEES 4333G         Foundation Engineering
CEES 4453G         Geomatics Engineering
CEES 4663G         Introduction to Matrix Methods in Structural Analysis
CEES 4753G         Structural Design – Wood
ENGR 4513G         Introduction to Sustainable Engineering