Belmont is entering a new program with the University of Arkansas in which Belmont engineering physics graduates are guaranteed placement and funding for a postgraduate degree. The University of Arkansas’ partnership with Belmont’s College of Science and Mathematics guarantees admission to graduate school, tuition funding and stipend for Belmont engineering students who meet the requirements.
“Belmont doesn’t offer undergraduate or graduate engineering degrees, but many of our prospective or current students want to pursue engineering in graduate school or as a career,” Dr. Thom Spence, Dean, College of Sciences & Mathematics at Belmont, said.
Belmont students who want to pursue engineering at the graduate level or as a career can now consider Arkansas, which offers biomedical, chemical, electrical and mechanical engineering degrees at the graduate level (MS/PhD). Students earning a GPA of 3.5 within the program, and scoring sufficiently high on the GRE, will receive automatic admission with funding for some programs. Other students would also be considered for admission and funding on a case-by-case basis.
Arkansas is partnering with Belmont for skilled people to enter their programs, especially women who are underrepresented in these fields. In addition to being geographically close by, benefits for Belmont students include guaranteed admission and funding into their programs with preferences for undergraduate research opportunities.
“This is an amazing opportunity for any Belmont engineering physics major because it means that our students have more options after graduation,” Spence said. “Our Engineering Physics Major program is built to provide students with technical skills desirable for success in applied physics and engineering fields. It’s an interdisciplinary program designed to give our students a solid foundation for them to pursue their goals.”
If you are interested in learning more about this program or applying, visit Belmont’s College of Science and Mathematics.