Program Coordinator: Te-Shun Chou (206 Science and Technology Building; 252-737-1037; firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Information and Cybersecurity Technology, BS/Network Technology, MS accelerated program is initiated while on-campus undergraduates are completing the bachelor’s degree. For this program, graduate student coursework begins in the students’ fourth year of undergraduate study and can be completed within one academic year of full-time study beyond the bachelor’s degree. Eligible students who are accepted into the program may count up to 12 semester hours of graduate coursework towards completion of both the bachelor of science (BS) and the master of science (MS) degrees. Students are formally admitted to the master’s program after all requirements for the undergraduate degree are completed.
Undergraduate information and cybersecurity technology on-campus students may apply for the accelerated program after completion of a minimum of 75 eligible undergraduate semester hours, and students can begin taking graduate courses after completion of a minimum of 90 eligible undergraduate semester hours.
The minimum GPA at the time of admission into the accelerated program is 3.3 in the major and 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 applying in their senior year for graduate admission and after all requirements for the undergraduate degree are completed.
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 Information and Cybersecurity Technology, BS/Network Technology, MS accelerated program first take the following two courses:
Additionally students can take up to two 6000-level ICTN or ITEC courses approved by the program coordinator. ITEC 6000, ITEC 6060, and the two additional graduate courses may be applied as approved electives toward the undergraduate degree.
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.