Mar 21, 2023  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accelerated Bachelor/Master of Science in Network Technology

Program Coordinator: Te-Shun Chou (206 Science and Technology Building; 252-737-1037;

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 begins 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.

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


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.