Program Coordinator: Te-Shun Chou (206 Science and Technology Building; 252-737-1037; firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Industrial Technology, BS/Network Technology, MS accelerated program is initiated while undergraduates are completing the bachelor’s degree. It is anticipated that students will complete both the bachelor of science (BS) and the master of science (MS) degrees within five years.
Only students in the information and cybersecurity technology concentration in the Industrial Technology, BS are eligible for this accelerated program. Undergraduate students may apply for the accelerated program after completion of a minimum of 75 eligible undergraduate semester hours. Students can begin taking graduate courses after completion of a minimum of 90 eligible undergraduate semester hours.
The minimum GPA at the time of entry into the accelerated program is a 3.3 in the major and a 3.0 overall. Students are admitted to the master’s program after formally applying in their senior year for graduate admission and 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 Industrial Technology, BS/Network Technology, MS accelerated program may count up to 12 semester hours of approved graduate-level courses towards the completion of both the bachelor’s and the master’s degrees.
Students in this program must first take the following two courses:
Students can then take up to two additional 6000-level ICTN or ITEC courses approved by the program coordinator.
ITEC 6000, ITEC 6060, and the two additional graduate courses may be applied toward the required 27 s.h. of information and computer technology concentration courses in the undergraduate degree.