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Co-Terminal Bachelor of Science in Computer Science / CS Master's Degree Programs


The B.S./Master of Science in Computer Science and B.S./Master of Computer Science co-terminal degree programs exist to encourage outstanding undergraduate students to pursue a master’s degree. With proper planning, these programs can be completed in five years.

Admission

Undergraduate students with a GPA of 3.25 or above may apply to an existing co~terminal computer science degree program in their 4th semester or later. Transfer students may apply in their 6th semester. A GRE score is not required. See Graduate Admissions → Co-terminal for information on how to apply. Admission decisions are made by the computer science department graduate admission committee. Co-terminal degree students are assigned both an undergraduate and a graduate advisor from the respective academic units.

Academic Affairs

Undergraduate Academic Affairs will monitor the student’s progress in the undergraduate program. Graduate Academic Affairs will monitor the student's progress in the graduate program. As part of this, a Program of Study (equivalent to form G401) must be filed before a student completes 9 credits of courses applicable to the graduate program. Up to 9 credit hours of senior undergraduate electives can be shared with the graduate program of study.

Financial Aid

Students in co-terminal degree programs are classified as undergraduates, and undergraduate scholarships continue to apply. (See Graduate Admissions → Co-terminal).

Graduation

When the requirements of both degrees are completed, two diplomas are awarded simultaneously. Students in co-terminal programs are not allowed to receive diplomas sequentially.

Advantages

The co-terminal programs

  • Relieve applicants from having to take the GRE.
  • Require less time and fewer credit hours than a combination of separate bachelor's and master's degrees.
  • Allow students to use their undergraduate financial aid toward a graduate degree.
  • Provide chances for students to deepen their study of topics they find interesting.
  • Offer opportunities for research and project work at the graduate level.
  • Improve the preparation of students to work in business or government or to pursue a Ph.D.

Termination

Co-terminal degree students are required to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher throughout their study at IIT. Students whose GPA drops below 3.0 will be dismissed from the graduate program of the co-terminal degree.

Available programs

B.S. in Applied Mathematics  /  Master of Computer Science
B.S. in Applied Mathematics  /  Master of Science in Computer Science
B.S. in Biology  /  Master of Computer Science
B.S. in Biology  /  Master of Science in Computer Science
B.S. in Computer Engineering  /  Master of Computer Science
B.S. in Computer Engineering  /  Master of Science in Computer Science
B.S. in Computer Science  /  Master of Computer Science
B.S. in Computer Science  /  Master of Science in Computer Science
B.S. in Physics  /  Master of Computer Science
B.S. in Physics  /  Master of Science in Computer Science

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Last modified 8/23/2013