Accelerated Master's

Why choose an accelerated degree?

It shortens the time to earn your master's degree. Earn graduate credit as you finish your bachelor's degree.

Eligible students

Any undergraduate majors in the College of Business.

How it works

If you meet admission requirements, you’ll start your graduate studies in cybersecurity during your senior year.

  • Apply for admission during the second semester of your junior year.
  • Up to six credit hours will count toward both your bachelor’s and master’s degree.
  • Work with your advisor and department head of your major to complete a mixed credit form.

You can then finish your bachelor’s degree and complete your master’s degree in one less semester.

Save time and money.

Accelerated Master's Degree option

Undergraduate majors in the College of Business may apply for admission to the Master of Cybersecurity program during the second semester of their junior year. If accepted, up to 6 hours of 600- or 700-level COB classes taken in the senior year may be counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees. For example, upon admission into the Accelerated Master’s program a student could take ITC 683 and have that course count for credit for ITC 583; ITC 660 could be taken for credit as ITC 560 and/or ITC 664 could be counted as credit for ITC 564. But, again, only 6 hours (2 of these previously listed courses) can be counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Before enrolling in a course that will apply to both the undergraduate program and the master’s program, an undergraduate student must:

  • Be accepted into the accelerated program.
  • Receive prior approval from the graduate advisor, department head of the undergraduate program, and the Dean of the Graduate College. This is done by using a mixed credit form. 

Acceptance into the program and all approvals must be completed prior to the end of the Change of Schedule Period for the course(s). See the Graduate College for further information.

Admission requirements

  • Completion of 80 or more hours at time of application
  • An overall GPA of 3.00 or better
  • A competitive score on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or meet the requirements for a GMAT waiver (see Admissions Requirements for MS in Cybersecurity Program).