Accelerated Master's

Why choose an accelerated master's option?

You can begin graduate studies during your junior year. Doing so will allow you to get a head start on a master’s degree, potentially completing it just three semesters after earning your bachelor’s degree.

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 CIS 683 and have that course count for credit for CIS 583; CIS 660 could be taken for credit as CIS 560 and/or CIS 664 could be counted as credit for CIS 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).