Integrated Undergraduate/Graduate Track (IUG) in Management information systems

Program of study

The IUG track is a 147-hour undergraduate-graduate option that allows eligible students to work toward the MS in MIS degree requirements while completing their undergraduate degree. Students interested in this option will work closely with an adviser and a faculty mentor to develop an integrated plan of study.

General Guidelines

Time of admission to the program: Students will be eligible for admission to the integrated degree program when they have completed their junior year in the College of IS&T. Students can apply for consideration in the last part of their junior year. Student will start taking courses in the graduate program in their senior year.

Joint admission: Students must apply to and meet admission requirement of the MS in MIS graduate program.

Plan of Study: In consultation with an adviser and a faculty mentor, students will be required to prepare a plan of study. The plan will cover the entire time period of the program and it will be periodically reviewed with an adviser.

Advising: Students will present their portfolio and a plan of study in person to the integrated program committee prior to being admitted to the program.

Tuition charges: Students will be required to pay graduate tuition rates when taking graduate courses.

Admission Requirements and Procedures

  1. Students with junior standing and at least 85-90 hours of completed course work in their undergraduate degree program may apply for admission consideration into the integrated undergraduate/ graduate (IUG) track.
  2. Interested students will be required to present a “portfolio” of the following credentials. Whenever possible, candidate students will be required to present their “portfolio” in a presentation to the IUG Selection Committee.
    • Three letters of recommendations, at least two from faculty.
    • Statement of intent---a personal statement about why the student wishes to apply for the IUG track.
    • Undergraduate transcripts
    • Other supporting documents (e.g., projects and papers, software, work experience, etc.) should be included where possible.
  3. Students are highly encouraged to identify and work with a faculty mentor who knows their background and can champion their application to the IUG track.
  4. All applicants will need to meet any other admission requirements established for the MS in MIS program. Other Requirements:
    • The application to the IUG track will be considered as a complete package and therefore obtaining a high UGPA and/or GMAT/GRE Score is not a guarantee of admission.
    • Students are allowed to apply up to 9 hours of ISQA 8xx5 or ISQA 8xx6 courses towards the undergraduate degree.