Program Coordinator: Anuradha Mukherji (211-A Brewster Building; 252-328-5357; firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Community and Regional Planning, BS/Planning and Development, MS is initiated while undergraduates are completing the bachelor’s degree. For this program, graduate student course work begins in the student’s third year of undergraduate study and can be completed with one academic year of study beyond the bachelor’s degree. Students admitted to the accelerated program may count up to 12 semester hours of graduate courses towards the completion of both the bachelor’s degree and the master’s degree. Students will be formally admitted to the master’s program after all requirements for the undergraduate degree are completed.
Community and regional planning students with a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA may apply to the accelerated program during the semester in which they expect to complete a minimum of 60 eligible undergraduate semester hours. Students interested in the accelerated program should speak with the Graduate Program Director to determine admissibility into the program. Following this discussion, the Graduate Program Director will submit the Request to Pursue an Accelerated Undergraduate/Graduate Program online form as outlined in the Admission and Readmission section of the ECU graduate catalog. Upon acceptance, the student can begin taking graduate courses the following semester.
Students admitted to the accelerated program must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better and at the time of undergraduate graduation will matriculate into the master’s program in good academic standing. Approved graduate courses completed as part of the accelerated program with a grade of B or higher as an undergraduate student will be counted as transfer credits in the master’s program.
Students should apply for undergraduate graduation one semester prior to completing the undergraduate degree requirements and should apply for formal admission into the graduate program by the advertised application deadline for the desired term of admission.
Students accepted into the Community and Regional Planning, BS/Planning and Development, MS accelerated program may count up to 12 s.h. from the following courses towards completion of both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees: