Early Entry Program: Accelerated Graduate Admissions

Professional Science Master’s in Bioinformatics
Exceptional undergraduate students at UNC Charlotte may be accepted into the PSM Bioinformatics and begin work toward a graduate degree before completion of the baccalaureate degree. An applicant may be accepted at any time after completion of 75 or more hours of undergraduate course work, although it is expected that close to 90 hours of undergraduate course work will have been earned by the time the first graduate course is taken. These students will have provisional acceptance status in the graduate program, pending the award of the baccalaureate degree.
 
Early Entry Program Contact: Ms. Amanda Harding, AJHarding@uncc.edu
 
Master of Science in Computer Science
The Computer Science Department offers a special program for high quality students who desire to pursue graduate study. By taking certain Computer Science graduate courses in their senior year in lieu of the corresponding undergraduate courses the student can obtain the B.A.or B.S.degree in Computer Science and then, with an additional year of graduate study, obtain the M.S.degree in Computer Science. Successful completion of this program cuts a year off of the standard time required to obtain an M.S.degree in Computer Science from UNC Charlotte.
 
Early Entry Program Contact: Dr. Ken Chen, Chen@uncc.edu
 
Master of Science in Information Technology
This is a special, fast-track program for highly motivated undergraduate students who desire to pursue graduate studies at an accelerated pace. By taking certain graduate courses in their senior year in lieu of the corresponding undergraduate courses, a student can obtain his or her B.A. or B.S. degree and then, with an additional year of graduate studies, obtain a M.S. degree in Information Technology. Successful completion of this program may cut a year off the typical length in time required to obtain an M.S. degree in Information Technology from UNC Charlotte.
 
Early Entry Program Contact: Ms. Sandy Krause, Sandra.Krause@uncc.edu