Accelerated Bachelors to Masters Program
ETSU allows undergraduates to enroll in graduate coursework for up to 12 credit hours during their final year of undergraduate study. The benefits of doing this include:
- Beginning graduate work while still an undergraduate,
- Having up to 12 credits of graduate work count toward the undergraduate degree,
- Paying the undergraduate rate for graduate courses during your final year of undergraduate study,
- Earning a Master's degree (on average) one semester earlier than taking the traditional program.
The Undergraduate Catalog desribes eligibility requirements that must be met. The requirements are:
- Students may apply once they have completed 75 credits in their undergraduate programs, including credits earned from dual enrollment or advanced placement.
- Students must apply and be accepted to the accelerated program (including acceptance into the graduate program) prior to earning the undergraduate degree.
- Transfer students must have completed at least one year (2 semesters) at ETSU prior to requesting admission to the accelerated program.
- Students must have a minimum ETSU undergraduate GPA of 3.25 to request admission to the program.
- Admission to the accelerated program is contingent on meeting requirements of the respective programs and the School of Graduate Studies (SGS).
- Students must receive a grade of B or better in the courses to be applied toward both the bachelor and master degrees.
- No more than twelve (12) credits of graduate work may be counted towards the requirements of both degrees.
- If a student’s cumulative undergraduate and graduate GPA falls below the required program minimum, then he/she will need program and graduate school approval to continue in the accelerated program. Program approval of continuation must be written and copied to the student’s undergraduate and graduate files.
- A student who withdraws or is administratively withdrawn from the accelerated program may not subsequently count courses for both degrees; the student may count eligible courses toward one degree only.
For more information, visit the Undergraduate Catalog.
To discuss this option, please inquire with Dr. Brian Bennett (firstname.lastname@example.org), Graduate Coordinator.