Kent State undergraduate students in computer science who have met the following requirements are eligible for the combined B.S./Master's program:
To enter this program, a student must:
With regard to the double-counted courses, students may count up to 12 credit hours of graduate courses toward both their B.S. and Master's degree. These courses are typically at the 50000- or 60000-level, and may not include courses required by the B.S. degree, or required for admission into the Master's program. Instead, they are either:
Note that only 6 credits of 50000-level courses may count towards a Masters degree. Students considering this program should apply early enough to take the double-counted courses at the 50000-level as part of their B.S. degree. Courses taken earlier at the 40000-level can not be retroactively upgraded to 50000-level courses, and thus will not count toward the Master's degree.
All students admitted to the College of Arts and Sciences are subject to time limits for completion of their degree. Time limits are described in more detail in the Graduate Schools Catalog, but in general a Master's degree must be completed within six years
Students may request, in writing, an extension of one year over the listed time limits. Such requests should be sent to the CS Graduate Coordinator. Departments must notify the College of Arts and Sciences if such an extension is granted. Requests of more than one year over the time limit must be approved by the College.