Students in Earth and Environmental Sciences or Environmental Analysis & Policy have the opportunity to pursue both a BA and an MS offered as one coherent plan of study. This program generally allows the student to receive both the BA and the MS in five years or less. Students typically apply to the program before in the spring of their junior year and must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher through the end of their junior year. Graduate courses must be completed with a grade of B– or better. At least 152 credits must be completed to fulfill the University credit requirements for the BA/MS in addition to all course requirements for each degree. A plan of study must be developed by the student and approved by his or her faculty advisor. Two BA/MS programs are offered:

For complete information about the application process and required materials, as well the application itself, visit the Graduate School’s page on dual degree programs.

Application Deadlines

  • Spring 2023 Admissions: November 30
  • Fall 2023 Admissions: April 20

Download the Dual Degree Application Guide [pdf].

For more information, contact:

James Baldwin, Director of Master’s Programs

  • Office: STO 457B, 675 Commonwealth Ave
  • Phone: 617-353-7551
  • Email: jbaldwin@bu.edu

Matt DiCintio, Graduate Program Coordinator

  • Office: CAS 131D, 685 Commonwealth Ave
  • Phone: 617-353-2529
  • Email: dicintio@bu.edu