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Bachelor's to Master's Program

Bachelor’s to Master’s Program

What could be better than finally earning your bachelor’s degree?

Earning up to 12 credits toward your master’s degree at the same time.

Thomas Edison State University’s Bachelor’s to Master’s Program enables undergraduate students to earn up to 12 graduate-level credits that they can apply to both their bachelor’s and master’s degree programs at the undergraduate tuition rate.

The program offers students an accelerated and cost-effective degree completion path while they expand their confidence and familiarity with graduate-level course work. With 12 workforce-responsive master’s degree program options — including the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Public Service Leadership (MPSL), Master of Science in Cybersecurity (MSC) and Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) program tracks — students will have multiple Bachelor’s to Master’s Program pathways from which to choose.

Your ability to take advantage of the Bachelor’s to Master’s program depends on the courses you have already completed and those that can still be applied to your degree program. It is recommended that you have room in your undergraduate degree for the graduate courses aligned with the program and make an appointment to discuss your eligibility with an Academic Advisor.

Tina Matthews, MALS '18

Tina Matthews, MALS '18

Once I found out about it, I was already getting ready to go into 90 credits and there was an opportunity for me to segway into the master’s program…"

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Admission and Program Requirements top of page

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 Thomas Edison State University bachelor’s degree
  • TESU grade point average (GPA) of 3.0
  • they have at least three years of professional experience

Applicants who meet the above requirements and are interested in the Bachelor’s to Master’s Program will complete the dedicated BTM Application. Additionally, applicants to the Bachelor’s to Master’s Program are subject to the admission requirements of the Bachelor’s to Master’s Program, which includes the admission requirements of the University’s graduate programs, and includes submitting supplemental documentation along with their application.

It is understood that applicants to the Bachelor to Master’s Program will have not yet completed their bachelor’s degree.

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 (four courses) to meet requirements for both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees. These students will pay undergraduate tuition for the 12 graduate credits (four 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 complete the 12 credits successfully will have to reapply for admission to graduate study.

Students who maintain a 3.0 in their bachelors degree will be admitted to their masters program upon certification of the degree.

Students who do not maintain a 3.0 grade point average at certification will be invited to submit a personal statement and resume for the consideration of the admissions committee.

How to Get Started top of page

Current TESU Students

First, make an appointment to discuss your eligibility with an Academic Advisor

Then, fill out the Bachelor’s to Master’s Inquiry Form

Applicants and Prospective Students

Contact the Office of Admissions at (609) 777-5680 or to discuss getting started with Thomas Edison State University.