Oct 16, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Information and Computer Technology/Master of Science in Network Technology


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Program Coordinator: Te-Shun Chou (206 Science and Technology Building; 252-737-1037; chout@ecu.edu)

The accelerated bachelor of science in information and computer technology/master of science in network technology is initiated while on-campus undergraduates are completing the bachelor of science. For this program, graduate student course work begins in the students’ fourth year of undergraduate study and can be completed with one academic year of study beyond the bachelor’s degree. Eligible students who are accepted into the program may count up to 12 credit hours of graduate coursework towards completion of both the BS and MS degrees. Students are formally admitted to the master’s program after all requirements for the undergraduate degree are completed.

Undergraduate 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.

The minimum GPA at the time of admission and entry to the program is a 3.3 in the major and a 3.0 overall. 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.

This graduate program has a large selection of options for students to choose from, including summer offerings for student electing to begin the 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.

Undergraduate students accepted into the accelerated program take the following courses:

Admission Process


Students applying to the accelerated bachelor/master of science in network technology program will go through the regular graduate application process with the following exceptions:

• On the online graduate application form students will indicate that they are applying to an “Accelerated program”.

• A supplemental form will be completed with a faculty advisor listing the graduate courses to be counted towards both degrees, the intended date of completion of the undergraduate degree requirements, and the intended semester of assistantship eligibility.

• Personal statement should address applicant’s specific interest in network technology graduate education and the accelerated program.

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