Sep 19, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog | 2021-2022 
    
Undergraduate Catalog | 2021-2022

Information Technology, M.S., Early Entry


Exceptional undergraduate students at UNC Charlotte may apply to this Early Entry Program to begin work toward a graduate degree before completion of the baccalaureate degree.  

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of at least 75 undergraduate credit hours (although it is expected that close to 90 credit hours will have been earned by the time the first graduate course is taken)
  • Minimum 3.2 overall undergraduate GPA
  • Minimum 3.3 GPA in the department
  • Submit application online at mygradschool.uncc.edu and provide supporting documents
  • Recommendation by the Graduate Program Director and approved by the Graduate School

Continued Enrollment Requirements

  • Completion of Early Entry Program Form, and approved by the Undergraduate Coordinator, Graduate Program Director, and Graduate School, prior to registering for graduate coursework each semester
  • Maintain a minimum 2.75 overall undergraduate GPA and 3.0 Junior/Senior GPA
  • Undergraduate students are allowed to take only 15 hours of graduate credit before they have completed their baccalaureate degree

Accelerated Program/Double-Counted Courses

This Early Entry Program is also accelerated; up to 12 credit hours earned at the graduate level may be substituted for required undergraduate hours.  In other words, up to 12 credit hours of graduate coursework may be “double counted” toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees.  The following are approved course substitutions for Early Entry into the M.S. in Information Technology program.

Graduate Level Substitutes Undergraduate Course Equivalent
ITIS 5166 - Network-Based Application Development (3) ITIS 4166 - Network-Based Application Development (3)  
ITIS 5180 - Mobile Application Development (3) ITIS 4180 - Mobile Application Development (3)  
ITIS 5221 - Secure Programming and Penetration Testing (3) ITIS 4221 - Secure Programming and Penetration Testing (3)  
ITIS 5246 - Competitive Cyber Defense (3) ITIS 4246 - Competitive Cyber Defense (3)  
ITIS 5250 - Computer Forensics (3) ITIS 4250 - Computer Forensics (3)  
ITIS 5260 - Introduction to Security Analytics (3) ITIS 4260 - Introduction to Security Analytics (3)  
ITIS 6011 - Interaction Design Studio (3) ITIS 4011 - Interaction Design Studio (3)  
ITIS 5350 - Rapid Prototyping (3) ITIS 4350 - Rapid Prototyping (3)  
ITIS 6120 - Applied Databases (3) ITCS 3160 - Database Design and Implementation (3)  
ITIS 6200 - Principles of Information Security and Privacy (3) ITIS 3200 - Introduction to Information Security and Privacy (3)  
ITIS 6216 - Introduction to Cognitive Science (3) ITIS 3216 - Introduction to Cognitive Science (3)  
ITIS 6342 - Information Technology Project Management (3) ITIS 3300 - Software Requirements and Project Management (3)  
ITIS 6370 - Interactive Systems Design and Implementation (3) ITIS 4440 - Interactive Systems Design and Implementation (3)  
ITIS 6400 - Human-Centered Design (3) ITIS 3130 - Human-Centered Design (3)  
ITIS 6420 - Usable Security and Privacy (3) ITIS 4420 - Usable Security and Privacy (3)  

More Information

For additional details on Early Entry to Graduate Programs, see the “Degree Requirements and Academic Policies” section of the Graduate Catalog and the Graduate Admissions website at gradadmissions.uncc.edu/admissions/early-entry.

For details about the full requirements for this degree program, see the program listing in the Graduate Catalog.