Bachelor's to Master's Program

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The Bachelor's to Master's Program 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 the opportunity to earn up to 9 graduate credits at the undergraduate tuition rate.

A student's ability to take advantage of the Bachelor's to Master's program depends on the courses they have already completed and those that can still be applied to their degree. A student must have room in their undergraduate degree for the recommended graduate courses aligned with the program.

*only 6 graduate credits can be earned through the Bachelor's to Master's Program for the Master of Science in International Business Finance degree.

Admission and Program Requirements

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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). These applicants will complete the Bachelor's to Master's Application.

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 and maintain an overall Thomas Edison State College GPA of 3.0.

Graduate Programs and Courses Taken

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MA in Liberal Studies

Graduate courses taken as an undergraduate student:

  • LAP-500: The Liberal Arts and Professional Life
  • SAM-501: Sense of Community I: Art and Morality
  • SAM-502: Sense of Community II: Faith and Reason
How these courses apply to the bachelor's degree:
To earn a total of 9 credits at the undergraduate level that can be applied to the MA in Liberal Studies, candidates will need to fit these courses in the general education electives and/or electives sections of their bachelor's degree program. Students enrolled in the BA degree in Liberal Studies can also fit these courses in the area of study section of the degree.
MA in Educational Technology and Online Learning

Graduate courses taken as an undergraduate student:

  • EDT-500: Foundations of Educational Technology, Theories and Practices
  • EDT-510: Educational Technology in Curriculum Development
  • EDT-520: Leadership and Supervision in Educational Technology
How these courses apply to the bachelor's degree:
To earn a total of 9 credits at the undergraduate level that can be applied to the MA in Educational Technology and Online Learning, candidates will need to fit these courses in the electives section of their bachelor's degree program.
Master of Business Administration

Graduate courses taken as an undergraduate student:

  • MKM-700: Marketing Management
  • FIN-710: Financial Management
  • SOP-720: Strategic Operations Management
How these courses apply to the bachelor's degree:
To earn a total of 9 credits at the undergraduate level that can be applied to Master of Business Administration, candidates will need to fit these courses in the electives section of their bachelor's degree program. Students enrolled in the BSBA degree can also fit these courses in the General Management area of study section of the degree.
Master of Public Service Leadership

Graduate courses taken as an undergraduate student:

  • MPL-582: Law, Ethics and Decision Making in the Public Sector
  • OML-610: Organizational Management and Leadership I
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  • HRM-530 Human Resources Management
  • MPL-580: Public Service Leadership and Governance
How these courses apply to the bachelor's degree:
To earn a total of 9 credits at the undergraduate level that can be applied to the Master of Public Service Leadership, candidates will need to be able to fit these courses in the electives section of their undergraduate degree.
MS in Applied Science and Technology (excluding the Information Technology area of study)

Graduate courses taken as an undergraduate student:

  • THC-625: Technology and the Human community: Challenges and Responses
  • PJM-510: Project Management
  • APS-600: Productivity Measurement and Continuous Improvement
How these courses apply to the bachelor's degree:
To earn a total of 9 credits at the undergraduate level that can be applied to the MS in Applied Science and Technology, candidates will need to fit these courses in the elective section of their bachelor's degree program. Students enrolled in the BSAST degree in Technical Studies, Information Technology or Military Technology Leadership can fit PJM-510 in the area of study section of those BSAST programs.
MS in Applied Science and Technology - Information Technology

Graduate courses taken as an undergraduate student:

  • CRS-610: Corporate Social Responsibility
  • PJM-510: Project Management
  • APS-600: Productivity Measurement and Continuous Improvement
How these courses apply to the bachelor's degree:
To earn a total of 9 credits at the undergraduate level that can be applied to the MS in Applied Science and Technology degree with the Information Technology area of study, candidates will need to fit these courses in the elective section of their bachelor's degree program. Students enrolled in the BSAST degree in Technical Studies, Information Technology or Military Technology Leadership can fit PJM-510 in the area of study section of those BSAST programs.
MS in Homeland Security

Graduate courses taken as an undergraduate student:

  • HLS-500: Terrorism and Homeland Security
  • HLS-510: Natural Disasters and Search Planning
  • HLS-620: Protecting the Homeland: Planning, Prevention and Deterrence
How these courses apply to the bachelor's degree:
To earn a total of 9 credits at the undergraduate level that can be applied to the MS in Homeland Security, candidates will need to fit these courses in the electives section of their bachelor's degree program. Students enrolled in the BS degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness can also fit these courses in the area of study section of the degree.
MS in Hospitality Management

Graduate these courses taken as an undergraduate student:

  • FAM-540: Finance and Accounting for Managers
  • MKM-560: Marketing Management
  • OML-610: Organizational Management and Leadership I
How courses apply to the bachelor's degree:
To earn a total of 9 credits at the undergraduate level that can be applied to the MS in Hospitality Management, candidates will need to fit these courses in the electives section of their bachelor's degree program. Students enrolled in the BSBA degree can also fit these courses in the General Management area of study section of the degree.
MS in Human Resource Management

Graduate these courses taken as an undergraduate student:

  • HRM-530: Human Resources Management
  • HRM-600: Managing the Human Resources Enterprise
  • HRM-610: Human Resources as a Strategic Partner
How courses apply to the bachelor's degree:
To earn a total of 9 credits at the undergraduate level that can be applied to the MS in Human Resource Management, candidates will need to fit these courses in the electives section of their bachelor's degree program. Students enrolled in the BSBA degree can also fit these courses in the Human Resources/Organizational Management area of study section of the degree.
MS in International Business Finance

Graduate these courses taken as an undergraduate student:

  • IBF-510: International Marketing*
  • IBF-511: International Human Resources**
How courses apply to the bachelor's degree:
To earn a total of 6 credits at the undergraduate level that can be applied to the MS in International Business Finance, candidates will need to fit these courses in the electives section of their bachelor's degree program. Students enrolled in the BSBA degree can also fit these courses in the General Management area of study section of the degree.

*the prerequisite for IBF-510 is an upper level (400 level) marketing course, which can be fulfilled with MAR-411: Marketing Research; MAR-441: Marketing with Digital and Social Media; or MAR-479: Applied Marketing Practices.

**the prerequisite for IBF-511 is an upper level (400 level) management course, which can be fulfilled with MAN-415: Change Management or MAN-425: Advanced Organizational Management.
MS in Management

Graduate these courses taken as an undergraduate student:

  • ORG-502: Leadership Management in the 21st Century
  • HRM-530: Human Resources Management
  • MKM-560: Marketing Management
How these courses apply to the bachelor's degree:
To earn a total of 9 credits at the undergraduate level that can be applied to the MS in Management, candidates will need to fit these courses in the electives section of their bachelor's degree program. Students enrolled in the BSBA degree can also fit these courses in the General Management area of study section of the degree.

How to Get Started

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  • Current students interested in applying to the Bachelor's to Master's Program should contact the Office of Academic Advising at (888) 442-8732 or academicadvising@tesc.edu (include your degree program in the subject line of your email) 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 admissions@tesc.edu.
  • New students can apply online and select Bachelor's to Master's Program in section four of the application.