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2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accelerated Bachelor’s-Master’s ABM

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The Accelerated Bachelor’s-Master’s Degree Option provides qualified KSU undergraduate students the opportunity to begin graduate work at KSU in their senior year and to simultaneously satisfy some remaining requirements for the bachelor’s degree and the beginning requirements of an advanced degree.

Students may use up to nine credit hours of graduate-level courses offered within a single degree program in meeting the requirements of both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. Students applying for this program must:

  1. Have completed at least 18 hours of course work at Kennesaw State;
  2. Have a KSU GPA of 3.5 or better;
  3. Be within 30 semester hours of graduation;
  4. Have written permission of the chair of the department of the undergraduate major to use the graduate level courses as acceptable substitutes to fulfill related requirements of the bachelor ‘s degree (students must satisfy all prerequisites for those graduate courses);
  5. Meet all requirements for admission (including tests such as GMAT or GRE) into the specified graduate program (except for receipt of the undergraduate degree); and
  6. Submit an application for admission to the ABM Degree Program, along with all necessary admissions documentation to the Office of Graduate Admissions by the deadline dates listed below.

No more than nine (9) semester hours of graduate credit may be completed prior to the completion of the baccalaureate degree and admission to a graduate degree program.

For students who work closely with their advisors in planning their course of study at KSU, this option offers the opportunity of simultaneously satisfying partial degree requirements for a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in an accelerated program of study. Upon completion of the undergraduate degree, with a satisfactory undergraduate grade point average and a grade of “B ” or better in all graduate courses completed, the student may move to full graduate status in the same graduate program, and the graduate courses taken as an undergraduate can be applied toward the graduate degree.

Many combinations of undergraduate and graduate programs are possible and are not restricted to the confines of a single discipline or major. Students interested in this option must meet with the department chair responsible for the undergraduate major as well as the graduate director of the masters program.

For application materials, go to www.kennesaw.edu/graduate and click on “Accelerated Bachelors/Masters Program” under the “Academics” tab. Students may not apply online for this program. Submit application materials to the Dean of Graduate College no later than the following dates:

July 1 for Fall term admission
November 1 for Spring term admission
April 1 for Summer term admission


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