Five-year ScB/ScM Requirements

Undergraduates in Engineering may apply to enter an integrated program leading to a master of science degree completed in two semesters following the completion of their bachelor of science (Sc.B.) degree. General requirements for the master of science (Sc.M.) degree are provided in the Brown University Bulletin

The 5th Year Master's program requirements are identical to those of the regular Sc.M. degree programs, with the exception that 5th Year students are able to share up to two relevant 1000- or 2000-level Engineering courses between their bachelor's and master's programs. The maximum number of courses that can be transferred from the undergraduate program is two. The 5th Year Sc.M. program is intended to be completed in one year. 


All admission decisions for graduate programs are made at the program level. Rising juniors and seniors interested in pursuing a 5th Year master’s degree should contact a faculty member in their intended program. The application deadline for this program is May 15. Applicants are not required to take the GRE. Apply through the Graduate School's online application system. Admitted students may defer their admission for up to two years.

5th Year MAT Program - Engineering/Physics

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program in Brown's Department of Education also offers an engineering/physics track. This program allows undergraduates to earn a Master's of Arts in Teaching certification in a fifth year at Brown.