Jan 17, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology/Master of Science in Technology Management

Program Coordinator: David Batts (230 Slay Building; 252-328-9673; battsd@ecu.edu)

The accelerated bachelor of science in design/master of science in technology management program is initiated while undergraduates are completing the bachelor’s degree. 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 accepted into this program may count up to 12 semester hours of graduate coursework towards completion of both the bachelor’s and the master’s degree.

The required minimum GPA at the time of admission to the program is 3.5 in the major and 3.0 overall. Undergraduate design students may apply for the accelerated program in their junior year after completion of a minimum of 80 eligible undergraduate semester hours and may begin taking graduate courses in their senior year after completion of a minimum of 90 eligible undergraduate semester hours. Students are formally admitted to the master’s program after all requirements for the undergraduate degree are completed.

Students admitted to the accelerated program must earn a B or higher in all graduate coursework to remain in the program. Undergraduate accelerated program students earning  a grade of C in any graduate course can count that course toward the bachelor’s degree, but will no longer be eligible to take additional graduate courses, and will be dropped from the accelerated program.

Undergraduate students accepted into the accelerated program may count up to 12 semester hours from the following graduate courses towards completion of both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees:

To view graduate course descriptions, go to the ECU Graduate Catalog.

Admission Process

Students applying to the accelerated bachelor of science in industrial technology/master of science in technology management 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 technology management graduate education and the accelerated program.