Sequential and Combined Bachelor's and Master's Degrees

Stony Brook offers a number of sequential and combined bachelor’s/master’s degree programs that allow students to use graduate credits taken as an undergraduate toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees, thus reducing the normal time required to complete both bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Sequen­tial degrees require students to complete the bachelor’s degree before the master’s. The degrees are awarded sequentially, whereas combined degree programs require both degrees to be awarded simultaneously and only after both sets of requirements have been completed.

Sequential Bachelor’s/Master’s Degrees

Stony Brook offers sequential degree programs as follows.

Applied Mathematics and Statistics, B.S./M.S.

Biochemistry, B.S./Chemistry, M.S.

Chemistry, B.S./M.S.

Computer Science, B.S./M.S.

Engineering Chemistry, B.S./Chemistry, M.S.

Engineering Chemistry, B.S./Materials Science, M.S.

Engineering Science, B.E./Materials Science, M.S.

Pharmacology, B.S./M.P.H.

Political Science, B.A./Public Policy, M.A.

Sequential Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree Program Regulations

1. Students must apply and be admitted to the sequential degree program. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 60 credits of college work with a g.p.a. of 3.00 or higher in all college work. The application must include approval by both the chairperson of the department offering the bachelor’s degree and the graduate studies director of the program offering the master’s degree.

2. Students must formally apply and be accepted into the Graduate School. This application and admission process is independent of admission to the sequential degree program. Admission to graduate study is provisional; it is dependent upon the awarding of the undergraduate degree.

3. Students must take a minimum of 30 graduate credits, 24 of which must be taken after the student has been enrolled in the graduate program. The remaining six credits may be taken while the student is formally an undergraduate but after his or her admission to the sequential degree program. All graduate coursework taken after the student has been accepted into the sequential degree program is subject to Graduate School regulations.

4. A course used for undergraduate credit may not be used for graduate credit.

Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s Degrees

Several combined degree programs are available.

B.A. in Pharmacology/M.P.H. Program with Evaluative Science
Concentration

B.A./M.A. in Theatre Arts

B.A. in Women's Studies/M.P.H. Program

B.A./M.B.A. and B.S./M.B.A. Programs

Through collaboration between the College of Business, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences,  Stony Brook offers combined Bachelor’s/Master’s degree programs leading to a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) plus a choice of nearly any undergraduate major (B.A. or B.S.). These represent almost all undergraduate degree programs we offer, with the exception of engineering majors (B.E.), the undergraduate business major, those majors that are inactive, those that require student teaching, or those that have special licensing guidelines. Students should contact their primary department advisor as well as the College of Business to discuss eligibility and specific requirements for this unique program. Please refer to the Combined Bachelor’s/ Master’s Degree Program Regulations below. Also, note that summer coursework is required for timely completion of the M.B.A.

B.A./M.A.T., B.S./M.A.T. and B.A./M.A. Programs Leading to Teaching Certification

Through collaboration between the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Professional Development, and the Professional Education Program, Stony Brook offers combined bachelor’s/ master’s degree programs leading to New York State certification in either secondary education or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Please consult with department advisors for eligibility and specific program requirements:

Biology/Adolescent Education: Biology (B.S./M.A.T.)*

Chemistry/Adolescent Education: Chemistry (B.S./M.A.T.)*

English/Adolescent Education: English (B.A./M.A.)

Earth and Space Science/ Adolescent Education: Earth Science (B.S./M.A.T.)*

French Language and Literature/ Adolescent Education: French (B.A./M.A.T.)

History/Adolescent Education: Social Studies (B.A./M.A.T.)

History (B.A./M.A.)

Italian Studies/Adolescent Education: Italian (B.A./M.A.T.)

Linguistics/Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (B.A./M.A.)

Mathematics/Adolescent Education: Mathematics (B.S./M.A.T.)

Physics/Adolescent Education: Physics (B.S./M.A.T.)*

Spanish Language and Literature/ Adolescent Education: Spanish (B.A./M.A.T.)

*A General Science Extension: Grades 7 to 12 may be added to any of these programs upon completion of a minimum of 18 credits in a combination of two additional sciences other than the primary science upon request.

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences Combined Degree Programs

Several combined degree programs are available or are pending approval through the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Please consult with department advisors for eligibility and specific program requirements:

Applied Math and Statistics, B.S./M.P.H.                  ‑

Biomedical Engineering, B.E./M.S.

Computer Engineering, B.E./M.S.

Electrical Engineering, B.E./M.S.

Mechanical Engineering, B.E./M.S.

Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree Program Regulations

1. Students must apply and be admitted to the combined degree program. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 60 credits of course work, with a g.p.a. of 3.00 or higher in all college work. The application must include approval by both the chair­person of the department offering the bachelor’s degree and the graduate studies director of the program offering the master’s degree.

2. A course used for undergraduate credit may not be used for graduate credit.

3. Stony Brook combined bachelor’s/ master’s degrees require a minimum of 138 credits; allow students to count a maximum of 15 graduate credits toward the undergraduate portion of the degree (See Note 1); stipulate that if a student opts to withdraw from a combined degree program the student may choose to apply the graduate credits earned as part of their combined degree program toward their undergraduate degree.

4. If the student has completed the bachelor’s degree as indicated in 3a, b, and c (i.e., using between 7 and 15 graduate credits), both degrees are awarded simultaneously and only after both sets of requirements have been completed. If the student has completed the bachelor’s degree requirements with a minimum of 120 credits and using no more than 6 graduate credits, the undergraduate degree may be awarded prior to completion of the graduate degree.

Note for Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s Degrees:

1. Although the University allows undergraduate students enrolled in a combined program to use a maximum of 15 graduate credits toward the undergraduate portion of the combined degree, the maximum allowance may be less than 15, depending on the specific program. Please consult the appropriate department.