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The Dual Bachelor and Master degree program

The Dual Bachelor and Master degree program

For exceptional and committed undergraduate students that are already interested in staying to pursue their graduate degree, we have an exciting opportunity to simplify their academic goals: the Dual Bachelor/Master degree program.

What does this program do for students? It makes the application process easier to get into graduate school, and allows early acceptance into the program. Also, students in this program gain early access to graduate level coursework, research, and teaching opportunities. And of course, this program also reduces the time needed to complete both degrees, so students will graduate just a little faster.

Eligibility requirements

Current Georgia Tech undergraduate students majoring in music technology are eligible to apply for the program after completion of 30 credit hours at Georgia Tech and appropriate progress in their degree program. As a practical matter, students should apply for the program at least three semesters prior to graduation in order to take graduate-level courses prior to receiving their BS degree. Students must have a Georgia Tech GPA of 3.5 or higher for admission into the BS/MS Program in Music Technology. This program is available only to those completing a Bachelor's degree in music technology. Admissions decisions will be based on GPA and a portfolio review by the School of Music’s Graduate Program Committee.

Admissions requirements

Students in the Dual BS/MS program remain undergraduates until they meet the requirements for the Bachelor's degree, at which point they will receive the BSMT degree. Their status will then be changed to graduate status. Graduate school application fees and the GRE requirements are waived. Once admitted, a GPA of at least 3.0 must be maintained to remain in the program. Additionally, students in the BS/MS program are eligible to use the Graduate Course Option even if their cumulative grade-point average is below 3.5 at the time they complete their bachelor's degree. The program will not penalize students who opt out after the bachelor’s degree.

Additional information

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  • Dual BS/MS students may combine any concentration in the BSMT with either the project or thesis track in the MSMT.
  • Dual BS/MS students will be expected to complete Intro to Audio Technology II before enrolling in any graduate-level coursework. This course is typically taken by students in their fourth semester of undergraduate study.
  • Six credit hours may be counted towards both the undergraduate and graduate degrees as follows:
    • MUSI 6001 (Music Perception & Cognition), a requirement for the MS degree, can also fulfill the requirement of MUSI 4677 (Music Perception & Cognition) for the BS degree.
    • MUSI 6103 (Music Recording & Mixing), an elective for the MS degree, can also fulfill the requirement of MUSI 4630 (Music Recording & Mixing) for the BS degree.
    • Any other MUSI 6XXX course that fulfills a core or elective requirement for the MSMT can also be used to fulfill the MUSI Upper Division Elective Requirement for the BSMT.

Application Procedures

The School of Music's Graduate Program Committee reviews applications for the dual BS/MS degree twice each year. The application deadlines are January 10 and October 1 each year.

Students are eligible to apply if they are current BSMT majors, have completed at least 30 credit hours, have completed Introduction to Audio Tech II, and have a minimum GPA of 3.5. (In exceptional circumstances, the committee will consider applicants who are currently enrolled in Introduction to Audio Tech II, but any admission to the dual BS/MS would be contingent on successful completion of that course and maintenance of the minimum GPA.)

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