- Student completes the Graduate School Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Application Form and seeks the approval of their Undergraduate Advisor.
- If the Undergraduate Advisor approves, then the student writes a brief statement of why they are interested in participating in this accelerated bachelor’s/master’s program.
- Student submits these documents (Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Application Form and Statement of Purpose) with a copy of undergraduate transcripts to the Data Science Graduate Program Director.
- Once approved, student completes the Approval for Undergraduates to take Courses for Graduate Credit and starts taking data science courses in the Fall semester of their fourth year.
- One semester prior to completion of your bachelor’s degree, student submits an application for the MPS: Data Science program to the Graduate School. This process is perfunctory but mandatory. Student does not pay the application fee.
- Once admitted to the MPS Data Science program, student completes Transfer of Credits Form to Graduate School for nine credits.
How it Works
- Students are required to take 10 courses (30 credits) in order to get their MPS degree. Nine of these 30 credits will be double-counted towards their undergraduate degree.
- Students are advised to spread these 10 courses into four more semesters. For example
|Fall of 4th year||Spring of 4th year||Fall of 5th year||Spring of 5th year|
Accelerated Bachelor/MPS Program Regulations and Procedures
Once admitted to the combined program, the student must maintain a 3.0 or higher grade point average. No more than two “C” grades may be received in all courses taken after admission. If the GPA falls below 3.0 or if more than two “C” grades are received, the student will be removed from the combined program. This does not affect the student’s eligibility for the bachelor degree under normal University undergraduate requirements. Any one “D” or “F” also results in removal from the combined program.
Students in the combined program must formally apply for admission to the Graduate School before the application deadline during the semester in which the course work for the bachelor degree is completed. No more than 9 credits of graduate courses may be taken while the student is paying undergraduate tuition.
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