Nov 30, 2021  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accelerated Bachelor/Master of Science in Network Technology

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The accelerated bachelor/master of science in network technology program is initiated while on-campus undergraduates are completing the bachelor of science in information computer technology and is intended for outstanding undergraduates in that program. For this accelerated program, graduate student course work will begin in the students’ senior year of undergraduate study and be completed with one academic year of study beyond the bachelor’s degree.

Bachelor of science in information computer technology  on-campus students may apply for the accelerated program after completion of a minimum of 80 eligible undergraduate credit hours, and students can begin taking graduate courses after completion of a minimum of 95 eligible undergraduate credit hours.

Up to 12 credit hours of graduate courses may be counted towards completion of both the undergraduate degree and master’s degree. Students are required to take both ITEC 6000 and ITEC 6060 when starting the accelerated program. Up to two additional 6000-level courses that are approved by the program coordinator may be counted toward both degrees.

The minimum GPA at the time of admission and entry to the program is a 3.3 major GPA and a 3.0 overall GPA. Students with less than a 3.3 overall GPA must also submit a GRE score to be considered. Students are formally admitted to the master’s program after all requirements for the undergraduate degree are completed.

Students applying to the accelerated program will go through the regular graduate application process with the following exceptions:

  •  On the online graduate application form students will indicate in a check box that they are applying to an “accelerated program.”
  •  A letter of recommendation will be required by a faculty member/advisor in the department listing the proposed graduate courses.
  •  A personal statement should address the applicant’s specific interest in network technology graduate education and the accelerated program.

This graduate program has a large selection of options for the students to choose from, including summer offerings for student selecting to begin their accelerated program in the summer. Students are encouraged to work with their graduate faculty advisor to identify courses that match not only their program and concentration requirements but also to round out their undergraduate degree program.

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