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Combined Degree: Information Technology B.S. and Applied Computer Science M.S.

Grand Valley State University combined degree programs offer current qualified undergraduate 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.

Visit the program website for more information.

Program Overview

Qualified undergraduates may be admitted to the program and obtain both a B.S. in information technology and M.S. in applied computer science within the accelerated time frame.

Students apply 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 information systems program
  • 60 hours of academic credit completed or in progress
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Academic transcripts

Why Pursue Combined Degrees at Grand Valley?

  • Highly-credentialed and well-connected faculty.
  • The School of Computing 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.

Location & Format

All undergraduate students begin their academic career at Grand Valley's Allendale campus; classes for graduate students in this major meet downtown on the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus.



Students admitted to this program will count up to 12 credits of graduate work in partial satisfaction of the requirements for the undergraduate degree.

Students may dual-count select classes toward the B.S./M.S. degree. Students are encouraged to meet with their graduate program director to ensure all requirements are met. Please visit for a full list of these classes.

Career Options

Job opportunities in the information technology 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 this field. Graduates pursue careers as programmers, developers, analysts, administrators, and engineers.

Admission Requirements

Students apply directly to the School of Computing for the combined B.S./M.S. program during their second academic year. Visit the online catalog for information about admission requirements for the combined bachelor of science in information technology and master of science in applied computer science.

For More Information

School of Computing

Robert Adams, Ph.D., Program Director
DeVos Center for Interdisciplinary Health
(616) 331-2060
[email protected]