Bachelor's to Master's Program

Thomas Edison State University’s Bachelor’s to Master’s Program enables undergraduate students to earn up to 12 graduate-level credits that they can apply to both their bachelor’s and master’s degree programs at the undergraduate tuition rate.

The program offers students an accelerated and cost-effective degree completion path. With workforce-responsive master’s degree program options, students have multiple Bachelor’s to Master’s Program pathways from which to choose.

Make an appointment with an Academic Advisor to discuss your eligibility and the Bachelor’s to Master’s options available to you.


Thomas Edison State University undergraduate students and prospective students may apply for conditional admission to the Thomas Edison State University graduate program of their choice if they meet the following criteria:

  • they have earned at least 60 undergraduate credits toward a Thomas Edison State University bachelor’s degree
  • TESU grade point average (GPA) of 3.0
  • they have at least three years of professional experience

Applicants who meet the above requirements and are interested in the Bachelor’s to Master’s Program will complete the dedicated BTM Application. Additionally, applicants to the Bachelor’s to Master’s Program are subject to the admission requirements of the Bachelor’s to Master’s Program, which includes the admission requirements of the University’s graduate programs, and includes submitting supplemental documentation along with their application.

It is understood that applicants to the Bachelor to Master’s Program will have not yet completed their bachelor’s degree.

Conditionally admitted students will not be permitted to enroll in graduate courses until they have successfully completed 90 undergraduate credits with an overall Thomas Edison State University GPA of 3.0. Conditionally admitted students may earn up to 12 graduate credits (four courses) to meet requirements for both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees. These students will pay undergraduate tuition for the 12 graduate credits (four courses) and must maintain their active undergraduate enrollment status. Note: there are recommended courses in each graduate program in which undergraduate students may enroll. Students should check with an advisor for those courses.

Students who do not achieve a 3.0 GPA in their graduate course work will not be permitted to take additional courses. Students who do not complete the 12 credits successfully will have to reapply for admission to graduate study.

Students who maintain a 3.0 in their bachelors degree will be admitted to their masters program upon certification of the degree.

Students who do not maintain a 3.0 grade point average at certification will be invited to submit a personal statement and resume for the consideration of the admissions committee.