BS-PhD Program

The MANE Department offers a BS-PhD Program for Rensselaer undergraduate students with a passion for research. In this unique program, students are able to conduct research during their undergraduate studies, begin their PhD immediately after receiving their BS degree, and get paid to do so.

Download the BS-PhD Program Application Packet

As admitted BS-PhD students transition to graduate status, they will participate in graduate programming seminars and activities that foster leadership, innovation, and research. Upon completion of their BS degree and entering the graduate phase, they may receive an assistantship with a stipend and graduate tuition.

The benefits of MANE’s BS-PhD program:

  • Get a jump start on your research.

  • Complete your PhD right after your BS, and actually get paid to do so.

  • The average salaries for PhD graduates are $30k -$90k greater than BS graduates! *

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Minimum requirements for admission to the program

  • Sophomore or Junior status

  • Minimum 3.5 GPA . Students may also be recommended by faculty.

  • Completed applications must be received before the end of second semester of an applicant's junior year.

  • Must graduate with your B.S. degree within eight semesters or less.

  • Two faculty reference letters.

  • Strong interest in research.

  • BS-PhD plan of study.

For additional information about the MANE BS-PhD program, contact Beth Macey at, call (518)276-2031, or stop by JEC-2002.