ETSU allows undergraduates to enroll in graduate coursework for up to 12 credit hours during their final year of undergraduate study. Benefits of doing this include
- Beginning graduate work while still an undergraduate
- Counting up to 12 credits of graduate work towards the undergraduate degree
- Paying the undergraduate rate for graduate courses during the final year of undergraduate study
- Earning a Master's degree (on average) one semester earlier than taking the traditional program
ETSU's Undergraduate Catalog lists the following requirements for program eligibility:
- Completion of 75 credits in a student's undergraduate program, including credits earned from dual enrollment or advanced placement.
- (For transfer students) Completion of at least 2 semesters at ETSU
- Acceptance into the accelerated program, including the graduate program, prior to earning the undergraduate degree.
- A minimum ETSU undergraduate GPA of 3.25 to request admission.
- Satisfaction of requirements for the intended program and the School of Graduate Studies (SGS).
- At most twelve (12) credits of graduate work may be counted towards the requirements of both the bachelor and master degrees.
- Students must receive a grade of B or better in the courses to apply toward both degrees.
- Students whose cumulative undergraduate and graduate GPA falls below the required program minimum must obtain 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.
- Students who withdraw or are administratively withdrawn from the accelerated program may not subsequently count courses for both degrees; they may count eligible courses toward one degree only.
For more information, visit the Undergraduate Catalog.
To discuss this option, please contact Dr. Jeff Roach (firstname.lastname@example.org), Graduate Coordinator.