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The combined Bachelor's/Master's degree programs allow students to complete 12 graduate credit hours while still undergraduates. These three graduate level courses will count toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
Academically gifted students may choose to enroll in the combined degree program. This program allows students to combine many CDM bachelor's degree with CDM master's degree following the structure outlined below.
Students in the combined degree program take a maximum of three graduate level courses that count toward both their bachelor's and master's degree requirements. Students may enroll in graduate level coursework in the junior and senior year only. Students in this combined degree program will receive the bachelor's degree after meeting all graduation requirements including the standard 192 undergraduate credit hours.To earn the master's degree, the student must earn 52 graduate credit hours (53 graduate credit hours required for MS Information Systems). Graduate courses taken during the undergraduate career will be substituted or waived for degree completion as applicable.Only CDM courses can be taken as part of this program. Advanced programs (e.g., JD/MS, MFA, and PhD) are not eligible for the combined degree program.
In order to apply for the combined degree program, your faculty advisor must send an e-mail recommendation to the CDM Academic Success Center. The recommendation should include your full name, student ID number, and the bachelor's and master's degrees you wish to combine.
Bachelor of Arts in Computing students who are enrolled via the School for New Learning are eligible for this program. Interested students who meet the admission criteria for a combined degree should contact Kenn Skorupa at SNL for more information.
Cumulative GPA and course grades will be reviewed after each Autumn, Winter, and Spring Quarter.
The student and Faculty Advisor will be notified when the student's cumulative GPA falls below 3.3 or when the students receives less than a C- in graduate level course.
If a student's cumulative GPA falls below 3.3, the student must earn a term GPA of 3.3 or above in the following quarter to stay in good standing. If the student does not achieve a 3.3 term GPA, then the student will be dismissed from the combined program and resume the traditional BA/BS.
Graduate courses passed before dismissal will not be counted and may not be retaken. If the student pursues graduate study, other graduate courses must be substituted. To apply to a CDM graduate degree program, following dismissal from the combined degree, students must follow regular CDM Admission procedures, and will be required take 13 new graduate courses to earn a master's degree.
The student's advisor must email Associate Dean Lucia Dettori requesting enrollment in any graduate course. The following information should be included in the email: student's full name, DePaul ID, graduate course and section, and the undergraduate course to be substituted for. Student services will process the enrollment.
In order to be fully admitted to the designated master's program, the student must meet all admission requirements for that program. Learn more about master's degree admission requirements. Students will follow the master's degree program requirements for the term they are admitted to the master's degree program.
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