Apr 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Design, BS/Technology Management, MS


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Program Coordinator: Ranjeet Agarwala (209 Science and Technology Building; 252-328-9642; agarwalar@ecu.edu)

The Design, BS/Technology Management, MS accelerated program is initiated while 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 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 of science (BS) and the master of science (MS) 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 Design, BS/Technology Management, MS 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 interested in the accelerated program should speak with the graduate program director to determine admissibility into the program. Following this discussion, the student and graduate program director should follow the procedures outlined in Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Program found in the Admission and Readmission section of the ECU graduate catalog.

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