Accelerated Master's Progam

What is the Computer Science Master's Accelerated Program?

Seniors at the University of New Hampshire may be permitted to take graduate-level courses during their senior year. Such students must follow normal application procedures and be admitted for the semester during which they wish to enroll in courses for graduate credit.  A 3.20 cumulative grade-point average is normally required to be considered for admission to the accelerated master's program however, the requirement to submit GRE results is waived. 

What are the Advantages?

  • No additional tuition cost
  • Can be completed in one year
  • Potential to earn higher pay
  • Enhances computer science skills

Requirements for Accelerated Master's Computer Science Seniors

Students must have been admitted for the semester in which they wish to enroll in courses for graduate credit. A 3.20 cumulative grade-point average is normally required to be considered for admission to the accelerated master's program.

Seniors are normally admitted prior to the start of their last undergraduate semester, but may be eligible to apply for admission to the first semester of their senior year. Seniors who have been admitted under early admission may register for a maximum of 9 credits of graduate-level courses prior to completing their bachelor's degree. Such courses count toward both a bachelor's and master's degree, upon recommendation of the department and approval of the graduate  school.

When seniors admitted to the accelerated master's program have registered for graduate courses, they must maintain a grade-point average of 3.20, complete their undergraduate degree as planned, and pass graduate courses taken for credit with a grade of B- or better. If these conditions are not met, admission is withdrawn.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to meet with the CS graduate coordinator, Phil Hatcher at pjh@cs.unh.edu to discuss specifics.

Dual-credit forms must be completed and approved by the dean of the Graduate School at the beginning of the semester for which dual credit is sought.