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CIS/ISS Accelerated Degree

Accelerated B.S./M.S. Degree Program in Computer Information Systems/Information Systems Security

The Accelerated B.S./M.S. degree program is open to qualified undergraduate Technology majors in Computer Information Systems with a specialization in Information Security wishing to continue their education at the graduate level immediately upon completion of the B.S. degree.

  • Students that are accepted in the accelerated program take up to six graduate credit hours that are applied to both the bachelors' degree in CIS and master's degree in Information Systems Security or Technology Project Management.
  • The B.S. degree will be conferred upon completion of the undergraduate curriculum requirements with appropriate graduate courses substituted for undergraduate courses.
  • Students must apply and be accepted into the graduate program to pursue the graduate degree. Admission is not guaranteed.
  • The graduate degree shall be awarded based on existing requirements for the graduate degree in the semester the student applies and is admitted to the graduate program.
  • Application for the accelerated program is recommended for undergraduates during their junior year.
  • Completion requirements can be found at the Master of Science in Cybersecurity Program website.
  • Interested students can apply by submitting a general petition stating that they would like to get accepted for the Accelerated B.S./M.S. Degree Program in Computer Information Systems/Information Systems Security.

Students wishing to apply for the B.S./M.S. Computer Information Systems/ Cybersecurity accelerated pathway program must meet the following requirements:

  1. Currently enrolled in Computer Information System, BS
  2. Junior standing and completion of 30 semester hours of Technology Division coursework.
  3. Minimum 3.0 GPA overall coursework.
  4. Minimum 3.25 GPA overall CIS coursework.
  5. Approval from the undergraduate Program Coordinator for Computer Information Systems.
  6. Approval from the graduate Program Coordinator for Cybersecurity.

Students may choose up to 6 hours to apply to both the undergraduate and graduate degrees.

The CIS program shall determine what graduate courses can be substituted to satisfy the student’s undergraduate degree requirements. This determination will be made in accordance with the student’s interest, the recommended graduate courses for the accelerated program, and the student’s preparation for the course material. It is anticipated that there will be consultation with both the graduate degree department and the undergraduate degree department.