Admission to Accelerated Programs; Graduate School

Admission to Dual/Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Degree Programs

The dual/accelerated bachelor’s to master’s degree programs offer outstanding students opportunities to advance their careers in significant ways by pursuing the bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a parallel and coordinated program. In addition, it may be possible for students to complete the requirements for both degrees (in the same field) in an accelerated time frame. The goal of this program is to provide students with a high level of academic advising culminating in the preparation of the graduate program of study while students are still in their sophomore or junior years. Graduate education involves a close working relationship between students and graduate faculty mentors, and the dual/accelerated degree programs develop this relationship early in the student's career. Dual/accelerated degree programs are available in:

  • BA to MA in economics
  • BBA to MHRM in human resource management
  • BS to MS in biomedical engineering
  • BS to MS in computer networking
  • BS to MS in computer science
  • BS (in industrial or manufacturing engineering) to MS in industrial engineering
  • BS to MS in mechanical engineering
  • BS to MHA in health administration
  • BSN to MSN in nursing
  • BS to MS in mathematics
  • BA to MA in English

Each dual/accelerated program has specific admission requirements. Students should consult with the department’s graduate coordinator if they are interested in this type of program.

Students who are receiving federal financial aid should consult with a financial aid advisor to determine if taking graduate level coursework while an undergraduate student will impact their financial aid award.

Graduate Student Admission

Specific requirements for either degree or nondegree admission for all graduate programs are listed in the Wichita State University Graduate Catalog.

For further information about graduate admission requirements, graduate programs, or to obtain graduate application materials, contact:

Graduate School
Wichita State University
1845 Fairmount
Wichita, Kansas 67260-0004 USA
Telephone: 316-978-3095