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|
|Biological Sciences (B.A. or B.S.)||Biology (M.S.)|
|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.A. or 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 (not to exceed 15 credits) to both the baccalaureate and master’s degrees. For more information on combined/accelerated degree programs including registration and student account process, see Guidelines for Combined/Accelerated Bachelors to Masters Programs.