Combined Degree: Computer Science B.S. and Applied Computer Science M.S.
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:
- Overall GPA of 3.25 or greater
- Already admitted to the computer science program
- 60 hours of academic credit completed or in progress
- Two letters of recommendation
- Academic transcripts
- Letter of intent
Why Pursue Combined Degrees at Grand Valley?
- Highly-credentialed and well-connected faculty.
- The School of CIS has its own dedicated state of the art computer labs for hands-on equipment. A premier data communications lab and computer architecture lab are also available.
- Accelerate your career trajectory and complete your degrees one step ahead of the competition.
- Respond to emerging job markets.
- Meet the growing national need for more master's trained employees.
- Gain valuable internship and career opportunities through partnerships in the West Michigan area.