Accelerated Master's

If you know, as an undergraduate, that you want to pursue a graduate degree, you can begin your graduate studies in computer science your senior year.

Am I eligible for the Accelerated Master's Program?

  • You must be a current Missouri State University, Evangel University or Southwest Baptist (SBU) undergraduate student. (SBU is limited to the Master of Accountancy-Accelerated).
  • You must be a junior (60+ credit hours already earned).
  • You must have at least one more full semester as an undergraduate remaining.

Accelerated Admission

To be eligible to apply for admission to this program, an MSU undergraduate student must be pursuing a BS in Computer Science or closely related field such as Math or Physics, have completed CSC 232 and MTH 314, and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher in all courses required for the undergraduate major.  An eligible student may apply for admission during the second semester of the junior year.

If accepted into the accelerated program, up to a maximum of 9 hours of 600/700 level CSC courses taken after admission into the program may be given credit for both undergraduate and graduate programs.

A student is fully admitted upon completion of the requirements for the baccalaureate degree.  All requirements for the master’s program must be met for graduation from the master’s program. 

Before enrolling in a course to be counted as both undergraduate and graduate credit and to count the course toward the master’s degree, an undergraduate student must be accepted into the accelerated program and receive prior approval from the graduate program advisor, department head of the undergraduate program, and the dean of the Graduate college.  Acceptance into the program and all approvals must be completed prior to the end of the Change of Schedule Period for the course(s). Contact the Graduate College for further information.