Admission Requirements

Students in the BS-IT program may apply to the accelerated BS-IT/MS-SWE program if they have earned 90 undergraduate credits with an overall GPA of at least 3.30. Criteria for admission are identical to the criteria for admission to the MS-SWE program.

Course Requirements

Students must complete all credits that satisfy requirements for the BS and MS programs, with 6 credits overlapping with the following two courses:

  • CS 550 - Database Systems Credits: 3 (satisfies IT 414 requirement in the BS program)
  • SWE 619 - Object-Oriented Software Specification and Construction Credits: 3 (satisfies one DTP concentration course requirement in the BS program)

Note: Students must complete MATH 125 as their discrete math requirement and IT 306 as part of their concentration requirements in the BS program.

Degree Conferral

Students must apply the semester before they expect to complete the BS requirements to have the BS degree conferred. In addition, at the beginning of the student’s final undergraduate semester, students must complete a Bachelor’s/Accelerated Master’s Transition form that is submitted to the Office of the University Registrar and the VSE Graduate Admissions Office. At the completion of MS requirements, a master’s degree is conferred.