Combined Degree Ms in engineering, Sustainability and health

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Earn your Bachelor’s in Integrated Engineering and a Master’s in Engineering, Sustainability and Health in just five years.

Facilitate the integration of different disciplines in order to foster a critical approach to sustainability, design, and development that will have a key impact on global health and development

 Combined Program Overview

This program offers a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to earn their Bachelor’s in Integrated Engineering while taking Master’s in Engineering, Sustainability, and Health courses, enabling them to obtain both degrees in just five years. If you are passionate about making a positive impact on the world through transdisciplinary sustainable practices, this program is perfect for you!

Key Aspects of the MS-ESH Program

The Master of Science in Engineering, Sustainability and Health is a 30-unit project-based program that is designed to be completed in 20 months over five semesters. Through the combined degree program, students take 6 units during their undergraduate program, meaning the program can be completed in as little as 16 months.

The program is offered 100% online and requires students to take two seven-week-long courses each semester, including a culminating capstone course that involves the development and completion of a major project related to the interconnection between sustainability, health, engineering and justice.

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Combined Degree Application Process

To be considered for the Combined Master of Science in Engineering Sustainability and Health program at USD, you will need to complete the steps below. Make sure to fill out the form at the top of this page to get connected with a graduate enrollment advisor who can help you navigate your transition into the MS-ESH program.

Step 1Step 2step 3step 4step 5step 6
Junior YearInterviewComplete ESH 502Apply for the Combined Degree ProgramFinal Semester of Senior YearStart the MSESH Program
Approach your Academic Advisor and verify program prerequisitesInterview with Dr. Susan Lord and academic director Dr. Caroline BaillieDuring the 2nd to last semester of your senior year, enroll and complete ESH 502 with approval from MSESH Academic Director Caroline BaillieConnect with a graduate enrollment advisor and apply for the combined degree program after completing ESH 502Enroll and complete any of the following MESH course pairings: MESH 510 & MESH 511, MESH 520 & 521, or MESH 530 & 531. After completing your undergraduate degree, you will officially enter the MESH program.
Combined Degree Application Flow Steps

Requirements of Eligibility

To be considered for the MS-ESH Combined Degree Program, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • 3.0 Overall GPA
  • Must be a University of San Diego BS/BA in Engineering (Integrated Engineering) undergraduate student
  • Academic advisor approval is required to be considered for the program
  • Student must complete a total of 12 units of the Engineering, Sustainability, and Health program during their undergraduate studies and must complete a total of 6 units prior to applying for the combined degree program

Benefits of a Combined Degree

Start Graduate Studies Early

Begin working towards your advanced degree while earning your bachelor

Incur Less Cost

Earn your degree in a shorter time with less tuition.

Waive your graduate application fee

Apply for your graduate program for free

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No GRE Required

Apply for the program without having to take additional testing.