Combined Bachelor's/Master's Degree Pathways – 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.

Program Requirements

SUNY Cobleskill students will be able to apply for a combined pathway program once they have:

  • completed 60-credits of undergraduate coursework
  • completed any required prerequisite courses with a B or better
  • earned a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or above at the time of application to the program­­­­­

Six Accelerated Pathways

  • Bachelor of Business Administration to Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Business Management
  • Bachelor of Business Administration Financial Services to Master of Science (MS) in Finance
  • Bachelor of Technology in Information Technology to Master of Science (MS) in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology to Master of Arts (MA) in Work and Labor Policy
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology to Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Business Management with a concentration in Human Resources
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology to Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Adolescent Special Education

Prerequisite Courses

1. MBA in Business Management: Undergraduate level courses in: statistics (3 credits), macroeconomics (3 credits), microeconomics (3 credits), and accounting (3 credits).

2. MBA in Business Management - Human Resource Management: Undergraduate level courses in: statistics (3 credits), macroeconomics (3 credits), microeconomics (3 credits), and accounting (3 credits).

3. M.S. in Finance: Undergraduate level courses in: statistics (3 credits), and financial accounting (3 credits).

4. M.S. Information Technology: Foundational knowledge in computer programming and computer networks.

5. M.A. in Work and Labor Policy: No additional prerequisite courses.

6. M.A.T. in Adolescent Special Education: 24 credits in Liberal Arts and Sciences and 30 credits in General Education requirements for New York State Certification.

Combined Pathway Admission

Admission into a combined pathway is highly selective. SUNY Cobleskill undergraduate students apply and complete the application to the master's degree through the School for Graduate Studies online.

The following application requirements are waived: application fee (contact grad@esc.edu for waiver code), the application essay, two recommendations.

For those choosing the MAT in Special Education pathway, students must submit official scores on either the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Millers Analogy Test (MAT) at the time of application.

Combined Program Courses

Students accepted to a 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.

1. Bachelor of Business Administration to Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Business Management

MGMT 6050 Operations Management
MGMT 6020 Leadership and Organizational Behavior
MGMT 6025 Strategic Perspectives of Global Management
Either MGMT 6030 Management Information Systems; or MGMT 6035 Global E-Commerce Strategies

2. Bachelor of Business Administration Financial Services to Master of Science in Finance

MGMT 6005 Financial Management
FSMA 6010 Quantitative Methods in Finance
Two of the following: FSMA 6050 Financial Analysis and Control;
MGMT 6065 Economics for Global Managers; or MGMT 6075 International Financial Management

3. Bachelor of Technology in Information Technology to Master of Science in Information Technology

INFT 6127 Information Technology in Organizations
INFT 6132 Network Administration
INFT 6137 Enterprise Systems Architecture
INFT 6142 Computer Systems Security

4. Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology to Master of Arts in Work and Labor Policy

LABR 6015 Labor Policy in America
LABR 6020 Working in America
PPOL 6020 Research Methods
LABR 6025 Labor and Employment Relations

5. Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology to MBA in Business Management with a concentration in Human Resources

MGMT 6040 High Performance Management
MGMT 6020 Leadership and Organizational Behavior
MGMT 6025 Strategics Perspectives of Global Management
MGMT 6030 Management Information Systems

 6. Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology to MAT in Adolescent Special Education

SPED 6005 Introdcution to the History of Special Education Law
EDUC 6010 Middle Childhood and Adolescent Development
EDUC 6015 Exceptionalities: Individualizing Learning
SPED 6025 Teaching and Learning Across the Contents: Methods I

For additional information about the program options and assistance with the application process, contact the School for Graduate Studies:

Email - grad@esc.edu
Phone: 800-847-3000, ext. 2429