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Grand Valley State University combined degree programs offer students
the opportunity to complete both an undergraduate and graduate degree,
meeting their unique personal, academic, and career goals. Pursuing a
combined degree program can reduce the cost and total time required to
complete both a bachelor's and a master's degree.
Qualified undergraduates may be admitted to the program and obtain both the B.S. in computer science and M.S. in applied computer science within the accelerated time frame.
Students apply directly to the School of Computing and Information Systems for the combined B.S./M.S. program during their second academic year. Application requirements include:
Students admitted to this program will count up to 12 credits of graduate work in partial satisfaction of the requirements for the undergraduate degree.
The following courses students may dual-count toward the B.S./M.S. degrees. Students are encouraged to meet with the CIS graduate program director to ensure all requirements are met.
Job opportunities in the computing and information technology industry are growing rapidly. The U.S. Department of Labor projects six of the fastest growing occupations for 2006-2016 are in computing. Graduates pursue careers as programmers, developers, analysts, administrators, and engineers.
The M.S. in Applied Computer Science degree at GVSU will develop the skills you need to land the job you want. Whether the skills are advanced or general, you will build a resume of qualifications that are sure to attract employers. The following skills correlate with those pulled from actual job postings in computing.
Source: EMSI, 2020
Robert Adams, Ph.D., Program Director
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