Bachelor's to Master's Program

Alicia Malone, assistant dean
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The Bachelor's to Master's Program enables undergraduate students to earn up to 12 graduate credits* that will apply to both their bachelor's degree and a master's degree at the University. The program gives undergraduate students who are serious about earning a master's degree the opportunity to earn up to 12 graduate credits at the undergraduate tuition rate.

A student's ability to take advantage of the Bachelor's to Master's program depends on the courses they have already completed and those that can still be applied to their degree. A student must have room in their undergraduate degree for the recommended graduate courses aligned with the program.

Students approved for the Bachelor’s to Master’s program who do not have room within their undergraduate program to take graduate courses have the benefit of being conditionally admitted to a graduate program. This allows students who maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher to seamlessly transition into the graduate program upon certification of their baccalaureate degree. 

Admission and Program Requirements

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Thomas Edison State University undergraduate students and prospective students may apply for conditional admission to the Thomas Edison State University graduate program of their choice if they meet the following criteria:

  • they have earned at least 60 undergraduate credits toward a bachelor's degree at the University
  • they have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0
  • they have at least three years of degree program relevant experience

Applicants who meet the above requirements may apply to the program and will be subject to the admission requirements of the Bachelor's to Master's Program and the University's graduate admissions requirements (with the exception of having to possess a bachelor's degree). These applicants will complete the Bachelor's to Master's Application.

Conditionally admitted students will not be permitted to enroll in graduate courses until they have successfully completed 90 undergraduate credits with an overall Thomas Edison State University GPA of 3.0.  Conditionally admitted students may earn up to 12 graduate credits (4 courses) to meet requirements for both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees.  These students will pay undergraduate tuition for the 12 graduate credits (4 courses) and must maintain their active undergraduate enrollment status.  Note:  there are recommended courses in each graduate program in which undergraduate students may enroll. Students should check with an Advisor for those courses. 

Students who do not achieve a 3.0 GPA in their graduate course work will not be permitted to take additional courses.  Students who do not successfully complete the 12 credits successfully will have to reapply for admission to graduate study.
 

Graduate Programs and Courses Taken

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MA in Liberal Studies

Graduate courses taken as an undergraduate student:

  • LAP-500: The Liberal Arts and Professional Life
  • SAM-501: Sense of Community I: Art and Morality
  • SAM-502: Sense of Community II: Faith and Reason
  • CCR-610: Change, Conflict and Resolution
How these courses apply to the bachelor's degree:
To earn a total of 12 credits at the undergraduate level that can be applied to the MA in Liberal Studies, candidates will need to fit these courses in the general education electives and/or electives sections of their bachelor's degree program. Students enrolled in the BA degree in Liberal Studies can also fit these courses in the area of study section of the degree.
MA in Educational Technology and Online Learning

Graduate courses taken as an undergraduate student:

  • EDT-500: Foundations of Educational Technology, Theories and Practices
  • EDT-510: Educational Technology in Curriculum Development
  • EDT-520: Leadership and Supervision in Educational Technology
How these courses apply to the bachelor's degree:
To earn a total of 12 credits at the undergraduate level that can be applied to the MA in Educational Technology and Online Learning, candidates will need to fit these courses in the electives section of their bachelor's degree program.
Master of Business Administration

Graduate courses taken as an undergraduate student:

  • MKM-700: Marketing Management
  • FIN-710: Financial Management
  • SOP-720: Strategic Operations Management
  • 4th Course Option: Students may select one course:
    • SUS-700: Designing a Business Case for Sustainability
    • MCO-740: Management Communications
    • ENP-732: Entrepreneurship
How these courses apply to the bachelor's degree:
To earn a total of 12 credits at the undergraduate level that can be applied to Master of Business Administration, candidates will need to fit these courses in the electives section of their bachelor's degree program. Students enrolled in the BSBA degree can also fit these courses in the General Management area of study section of the degree.
Master of Public Service Leadership

Graduate courses taken as an undergraduate student:

  • MPL-582: Law, Ethics and Decision Making in the Public Sector
  • OML-610: Organizational Management and Leadership I
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  • HRM-530 Human Resources Management
  • MPL-580: Public Service Leadership and Governance
How these courses apply to the bachelor's degree:
To earn a total of 12 credits at the undergraduate level that can be applied to the Master of Public Service Leadership, candidates will need to be able to fit these courses in the electives section of their undergraduate degree.
MS in Applied Science and Technology (excluding the Information Technology area of study)

Graduate courses taken as an undergraduate student:

  • APS-510: Project Management for Technology
  • APS-602: Managing People in Technology Based Organizations
  • APS-610: Cost Estimation and Financial Management for Engineers and Technologists
  • THC-625: Technology and the Human Community: Challenges and Responses
How these courses apply to the bachelor's degree:
To earn a total of 12 credits at the undergraduate level that can be applied to the MS in Applied Science and Technology, candidates will need to fit these courses in the elective section of their bachelor's degree program. Students enrolled in the BSAST degree in Technical Studies, Information Technology or Military Technology Leadership can fit APS-510 in the area of study section of those BSAST programs.
MS in Applied Science and Technology - Information Technology

Graduate courses taken as an undergraduate student:

  • APS-510: Project Management for Technology
  • APS-602: Managing People in Technology Based Organizations
  • APS-610: Cost Estimation and Financial Management for Engineers and Technologists
  • THC-625: Technology and the Human Community: Challenges and Responses
How these courses apply to the bachelor's degree:
To earn a total of 12 credits at the undergraduate level that can be applied to the MS in Applied Science and Technology degree with the Information Technology area of study, candidates will need to fit these courses in the elective section of their bachelor's degree program. Students enrolled in the BSAST degree in Technical Studies, Information Technology or Military Technology Leadership can fit APS-510 in the area of study section of those BSAST programs.
MS in Homeland Security

Graduate courses taken as an undergraduate student:

  • HLS-500: Terrorism and Homeland Security
  • HLS-510: Protecting the Homeland: Balancing Security and Liberty
  • HLS-620: Preparedness: Prevention and Deterrence
How these courses apply to the bachelor's degree:
To earn a total of 12 credits at the undergraduate level that can be applied to the MS in Homeland Security, candidates will need to fit these courses in the electives section of their bachelor's degree program. Students enrolled in the BS degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness can also fit these courses in the area of study section of the degree.
MS in Hospitality Management

Graduate courses taken as an undergraduate student:

  • FAM-540: Finance and Accounting for Managers
  • MKM-560: Marketing Management
  • OML-610: Organizational Management and Leadership I
  • 4th Course Option: Students may select one course:
    • SUS-700: Designing a Business Case for Sustainability
    • MCO-740: Management Communications
    • ENP-732: Entrepreneurship
How courses apply to the bachelor's degree:
To earn a total of 12 credits at the undergraduate level that can be applied to the MS in Hospitality Management, candidates will need to fit these courses in the electives section of their bachelor's degree program. Students enrolled in the BSBA degree can also fit these courses in the General Management area of study section of the degree.
MS in Human Resource Management

Graduate courses taken as an undergraduate student:

  • HRM-540: Lifestyle Benefits and Compensation
  • HRM-610: Human Resources as a Strategic Partner
  • FAM-540: Finance and Accounting for Managers
  • 4th Course Option: Students may select one course:
    • SUS-700: Designing a Business Case for Sustainability
    • MCO-740: Management Communications
    • ENP-732: Entrepreneurship
How courses apply to the bachelor's degree:
To earn a total of 12 credits at the undergraduate level that can be applied to the MS in Human Resource Management, candidates will need to fit these courses in the electives section of their bachelor's degree program. Students enrolled in the BSBA degree can also fit these courses in the Human Resources/Organizational Management area of study section of the degree.
MS in International Business Finance

Graduate courses taken as an undergraduate student:

  • IBF-508: Applied Corporate Research
  • IBF-509: International Finance
  • IBF-510: International Marketing
  • IBF-511: International Human Resources
How courses apply to the bachelor's degree:
To earn a total of 12 credits at the undergraduate level that can be applied to the MS in International Business Finance, candidates will need to fit these courses in the electives section of their bachelor's degree program. Students enrolled in the BSBA degree can also fit these courses in the General Management area of study section of the degree.
MS in Management

Graduate courses taken as an undergraduate student:

  • OML-610: Organizational Management and Leadership
  • FAM-540: Finance and Accounting for Managers
  • MKM-560: Marketing Management
  • 4th Course Option: Students may select one course:
    • SUS-700: Designing a Business Case for Sustainability
    • MCO-740: Management Communications
    • ENP-732: Entrepreneurship
How these courses apply to the bachelor's degree:
To earn a total of 12 credits at the undergraduate level that can be applied to the MS in Management, candidates will need to fit these courses in the electives section of their bachelor's degree program. Students enrolled in the BSBA degree can also fit these courses in the General Management area of study section of the degree.

How to Get Started

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  • Current students interested in applying to the Bachelor's to Master's Program should contact the Office of Academic Advising at (888) 442-8732 or academicadvising@tesu.edu (include your degree program in the subject line of your email) to help determine your eligibility to participate in the program.
  • Applicants and prospective students interested in applying to the Bachelor's to Master's Program should contact the Office of Admissions at (888) 442-8372 or admissions@tesu.edu.
  • New students can apply online and select Bachelor's to Master's Program in section four of the application.
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