Bachelor's to Master's Program

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The Bachelor's to Master's Program at Thomas Edison State College enables undergraduate students to earn 9 graduate credits that will apply to both their bachelor's degree and a master's degree at the College. The program gives undergraduate students who are serious about earning a master's degree a 9-credit head start toward that goal and enables them to earn 9 graduate credits at the undergraduate rate.

Selecting A Master's Degree:

Admission & Program Requirements:
The program is open to Thomas Edison State College enrolled undergraduate students who meet the following criteria:

  • earned at least 60 undergraduate credits toward a bachelor's degree at the College
  • a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0
  • at least three years of degree program relevant experience

Undergraduate applicants who are not yet enrolled students may apply to the program and will be subject to the admission requirements of the Bachelor's to Master's Program and the College's graduate admissions requirements (with the exception of having to possess a bachelor's degree).

Students accepted into the program will be conditionally admitted to the graduate program of their choice but will not be eligible to take their first graduate course at the undergraduate tuition rate until they have completed 90 credits with an overall Thomas Edison State College GPA of 3.0.

Students in the program can earn up to 9 graduate credits that will apply to their bachelor's degree as well as their master's degree. As part of the Bachelor's to Master's Program, students will pay undergraduate tuition for the 9 graduate credits they take while completing their bachelor's degree. Students are required to maintain a GPA of 3.0 in their graduate course work and those who do not complete the 9 credits successfully will have to reapply for graduate study.

Your ability to take advantage of the Bachelor’s to Master’s program depends on the courses you have already completed and those that apply to your degree. You must have room in your undergraduate degree for these recommended courses.

Next Steps & More Information:

  • Current students interested in applying to the Bachelor's to Master's Program should contact the Office of Academic Advising at (888) 442-8372 or (include your degree program in the subject line of your e-mail) to help determine your eligibility to participate in the program. 
  • Applicants and prospective students interested in applying to the Bachelor's to Master's Program should contact the Office of Admissions at (888) 442-8372 or
  • New students can apply online and select Bachelor's to Master's Program in section four of the application.