Accelerated Degree Programs
Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's Degree Program
Thinking about continuing your academic career after earning your bachelor's degree? Click here to get information about our Accelerated Degree Programs.
By completing an Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's Program from Northeastern State University, you'll gain that competitive edge in the job market and earn it much sooner.
There's no need to wait for commencement to start your graduate school journey. Our Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's Programs (ADP) feature strategically designed curricula that enable exceptional, qualified undergraduate students complete up to 12 graduate (5000 level) credit hours towards the completion of both the bachelor's and master's degree requirements. Earn 24 credit hours for the cost of 12!
Once accepted, you can:
- Earn up to 12-credit hours toward a master's degree before completing your bachelor s.
- Complete a master's degree sooner than if you were to start graduate school after earning the bachelor's saving time and money ($3,500 on average!).
- Apply undergraduate scholarships and need-based aid toward graduate coursework while you are completing your bachelor's degree.
- Review the Accelerated Degree Program Application Checklist.
- Complete the degree plan with signatures of the student, department chair, and graduate faculty advisor. Your degree plan will be uploaded into your self-service portal once you have completed the application.
- Complete the Graduate College Application. For step-by-step instructions on how to apply, click here.
Accelerated Degree Plans Save You Time and Money!
Full eligibility and conditions are noted below, but you must:
- Have 72 hours when you apply
- Have Minimum 12 hours in your major
- Meet GPA requirements
BBA in Accounting / MS in Accounting and Financial Analysis
BBA Business Analytics / MBA Business Analytics
BBA Health Organizations Administration / MBA Healthcare Administration
BBA Health Organizations Administration / MBA Health Informatics
BS Environmental Health & Safety Management / MBA Environmental Health & Safety Management
B.S.Ed. Health and Physical Education to M.S. Health and Sport Science: Health Education
B.S.Ed Special Education Mild/Moderate / MED Special Education - Autism Spectrum Disorders
HEALTH & NATURAL SCIENCE
BS Chemistry: Biochemistry Option / MS Natural Science
BS Chemistry: Professional Option / MS Natural Science
B.S. Health and Human Performance: Recreation/Fitness to M.S. Health and Sport Science: Sport Administration/Management
BS Criminal Justice / MS Criminal Justice
BA Communication Studies / MA Communication Arts
- Completed Accelerated Degree Program application.
- Completed a minimum of seventy-two (72) undergraduate credit hours with a minimum of twelve (12) hours completed in a major field of study, including credits earned from advanced placement and prior learning assessment.
- Transfer students must have completed a minimum of twelve (12) semester hours at Northeastern State University.
- A minimum 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA, and a minimum 3.25 major GPA.
- Completed the Graduate Admission application. Students will be admitted provisionally. Upon successful completion of the undergraduate degree, students will be eligible for full admission to the graduate college.
- Unless otherwise specified by the graduate program, successfully complete the required entrance exam within the first twelve (12) graduate credit hours, including hours taken as an undergraduate student.
- Additional program eligibility. If there are none, the standard requirements for graduate admission will be followed.
Conditions and Limitations
- In all graduate level coursework, students will be engaged, assessed, and graded as a graduate student. However, students will remain classified as an undergraduate student.
- Once admitted to the accelerated degree program, students retain eligibility for undergraduate scholarships and financial aid. The aid may be applied toward graduate level coursework credited toward completion of the undergraduate degree.
- For tuition purposes, ADP students will be assessed the undergraduate tuition rate for undergraduate courses, and the graduate tuition rate for graduate courses.
- Prior to completing the bachelor degree, the GPA will be monitored by the undergraduate college. A minimum grade of C is required on all 5000 level courses counting toward the undergraduate degree. If either the overall undergraduate GPA or overall graduate GPA falls below 3.0, the student will be removed from the accelerated degree program. Readmission to the accelerated degree program will not be permitted.
- Once all undergraduate degree requirements and the degree is posted on the transcript, students in the accelerated degree program will be eligible for full graduate status and graduate funding (graduate assistantships, scholarships, graduate financial aid).
- Once fully admitted to the Graduate College, the GPA will be monitored by the Graduate College. If the overall graduate GPA falls below a 3.0, students will be placed on academic probation.
- A student who does not follow the approved degree plan may become ineligible to participate in the accelerated degree program.
- A student may withdraw from an approved accelerated degree program. Contact the Graduate College for specific requirements. Graduate credit hours completed prior to a student becoming ineligible to continue in the ADP, or withdrawing from the ADP, apply toward the baccalaureate degree only.