Begin your master's degree while you are still an undergraduate!
Georgia Tech undergraduates can complete some graduate-level coursework and retroactively count it toward a graduate degree. If you have questions about your situation, go directly to the Registrar and Financial Aid Office. The policies below are taken from the Georgia Tech Catalog and available here.
Georgia Tech information about BS/MS programs.
Students must apply and be accepted to the MS-GMC and MS-ALIS during the regular application cycle. Credits can be counted retroactively after acceptance to the program. Application fees are waived for Georgia Tech students.
The "Graduate Course Option"
Majors in Modern Languages or Literature, Media, and Communication: double-count 6 credit hours for both degrees
Students completing both a bachelor’s and master’s in the same discipline at Georgia Tech may use up to six credit hours of graduate-level coursework in the major discipline for both degrees. Recognizing that some master’s degree programs do not have a unique undergraduate counterpart program and that some master’s programs are offered by several schools, the term “discipline” in the prior sentence will be broadly interpreted in such cases. To qualify for this option, students must complete the undergraduate degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher and complete the master’s degree within a two-year period from the award date of the bachelor’s degree.
"Undergraduates in Graduate Courses"
Majors from other Schools: take up to 12 credit hours in advance
A senior with a GPA of at least 2.7 may enroll in a graduate course if she/he obtains permission from the school or department offering the course.
- Up to twelve credit hours earned as an undergraduate student may count toward earning a master's degree if the following conditions are satisfied.
- The student was in residence at Georgia Tech for at least two semesters before registering for the course(s).
- The student did not apply credit for the course toward a bachelor's degree.
Special exceptions may apply in certain schools: If student pursues both a bachelor’s and master’s at Georgia Teach, and if both degrees are in the same discipline, she/he may apply up to six credit hours of graduate-level credit in the major discipline to satisfying the requirements for both degrees. Because some master’s degree programs do not have any unique undergraduate counterpart program, and because some master’s programs are offered by several schools, the definition of “discipline” will be broadly interpreted in such cases. To qualify for this option, a student must complete the bachelor's degree with a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher, and she/he must complete the master’s degree within a two-year period following the award date of the bachelor’s degree.