Combined/Accelerated Degree Programs of Study
NDSU offers combined/accelerated degree programs for highly-qualified students to earn both a bachelor's and master's degree in a cost-effective, quality, and timely manner. The following disciplines currently are available as combined/accelerated programs:
|Undergraduate Degree Program||Graduate Degree Program|
|Coatings & Polymeric Materials (Minor)¹||Coatings & Polymeric Materials (M.S. or Ph.D.)|
|Computer Engineering (B.S.Cpr.E)||Electrical and Computer Engineering (M.Engr. or M.S.)|
|Computer Science (B.S.)||Computer Science (M.S.)|
|Criminal Justice (B.A. or B.S)||Criminal Justice (M.S.)|
|Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.)||Electrical and Computer Engineering (M.Engr. or M.S.)|
|Food Science (B.S.)||Cereal Science (M.S.)|
|Physics (B.S.)||Physics (M.S.)|
¹ In addition to the above, students who earn an undergraduate minor in Coatings & Polymeric Materials as part of their primary degree program (most commonly Chemistry or Mechanical Engineering), may be eligible for the combined/accelerated M.S. or Ph.D. program in Coatings & Polymeric Materials.
Students interested in a combined/accelerated program must consult with their academic adviser and submit a Combined/Accelerated Degree Program Declaration Form. Once approved, students may double-count a set number of graduate courses/credits to both the baccalaureate and master’s degrees. Students must register for the approved graduate courses on their undergraduate record (a Dual Career Registration form and class permit are required). Once the baccalaureate degree is posted, the approved graduate courses will be transferred to the graduate academic record for inclusion in degree credit totals. Students pay undergraduate tuition/fees for the approved graduate level courses until the baccalaureate degree is earned, after which they are assessed graduate level tuition. For more information on combined/accelerated degree programs, see Guidelines for Combined/Accelerated Bachelors to Masters Programs.