Undergraduate students majoring in Geography with a Concentration in Geographic Information Science can pursue a Master of Science degree in Geographic Information Science while still fulfilling the requirements for their Bachelor's degree. The Accelerated Master's Degree Program (AMDP) allows students to reduce the total number of credits to complete their undergraduate and graduate level degrees by applying up to 12 credits (500 and 600 level courses) towards graduate requirements on both degree programs.
Students must have an overall undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.25 and have completed a minimum of 86 credits towards a Bachelor's degree, including all University Program requirements (including transfer and/or AP credits) the semester that they apply for admission to the Accelerated M.S. program in Geographic Information Science.
Students must also satisfy all other requirements for regular admission to the M.S. program in Geographic Information Science to be eligible for the accelerated program.
During the fourth year, students will complete 12 credits of course work that will be counted towards both the undergraduate and graduate degrees.
The student is responsible for fulfilling all of the requirements of the undergraduate degree and, therefore, additional credits may need to be taken to complete the Bachelor of Science degree requirements during the fourth year.
Start by talking with your GIS professors at CMU to see if the program might be right for your goals.