Information Technology, Combined Degree Pathways
Empire State College currently offers a combined degree pathway to the MS in Information Technology to undergraduate students of SUNY Cobleskill. Enrollment in a combined pathway allows highly qualified, current SUNY Cobleskill students to work on a master's degree while completing their bachelor’s degree. Up to 12 credits of designated graduate courses are incorporated into the undergraduate degree program and will count toward both the bachelor’s degree and the master’s degree.
Undergraduate students of SUNY Cobleskill may seek the following combined degree pathway:
- Bachelor of Technology in Information Technology (through SUNY Cobleskill) to Master of Science (MS) in Information Technology
Admission into the MS in Information Technology combined degree pathway is highly selective. Matriculated SUNY Cobleskill undergraduate students may apply to the combined program through the School for Graduate Studies and will complete all of the application requirements for the master’s degree program. The applicant must have a minimum recalculated GPA of 3.2 (most recent 60 credit earned).
In addition to completing the graduate application1, candidates must have foundational knowledge in computer programming and computer networks.
Please see the Graduate Admission section of this catalog for a complete listing of materials required to complete a graduate application.
SUNY Cobleskill applicants are not required to submit the application essay nor the recommendation letters and may request a waiver code of the application fee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students accepted to this combined program will include the following 4 courses (12 credits) in their approved undergraduate degree plans. Special requests to substitute these courses will be considered by the program chairs in consultation with the student's SUNY Cobleskill advisor.
These programs require careful planning that should begin in the first term of a student’s undergraduate career. The student and their undergraduate advisor should consult in planning the undergraduate degree program so that these requirements are met during undergraduate study and that the 12 credits of master’s courses from the MS in Information Technology program also are included in the degree plan. Students must meet graduate expectations for academic progress and grade point average in their master’s level courses to remain in a combined program.
Combined Pathway Courses
|INFT 6127||Information Technology in Organizations||3|
|INFT 6132||Network Administration||3|
|INFT 6137||Enterprise Systems Architecture||3|
|INFT 6142||Computer Systems Security||3|
Remaining required courses of the MS in Information Technology degree can be found on the MS in Information Technology degree page of this catalog.