Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Program

The Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Program (ABM) offers outstanding students in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE) an opportunity to earn both the bachelor's and the master's degrees in less time and at less cost than usual. The ABM program allows these exceptional CSSE students to count up to 9 hours toward both the Bachelor's and Master's degrees.  For additional information, contact:
  • Clint LovelaceCoordinator, Student Services and Advising
  • Dean Hendrix, Associate Department Chair and Director of Undergraduate Programs
  • Xiao Qin, Alumni Professor and Director of Graduate Programs


    Cumulative GPA
  • 3.4 or higher
    Completed Course Work
  • 45 semester hours (minimum)
  • 93 semester hours (maximum)
  • 24 semester hours at Auburn (if you are a transfer student)

Apply for Admission to the ABM Program

  • Meet with Mr. Cint Lovelace, the student advisor, to discuss the program requirements.
  • Complete the ABM program Application Form (including all approvals) and return it to the Graduate School.

Graduation Requirements

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Earn a grade of B (3.0) or higher on all double-counted, graduate level courses
  • Complete the Bachelor's degree requirements within two years and the Mater's degree requirements within three years. 

Apply for Admission to the Graduate School

  • GRE Waiver: GRE testing is waived from the application requirements for CSSE students who apply to the ABM program. 
  • Deadlines: Application packets must be completed by June 15 and Nov. 15 for the fall and spring admission periods. Please note that applications are accepted and evaluated after these deadlines; however, this may delay the desired starting semester. 
  • Graduate School Admission: Students must complete the bachelor’s degree be admitted to the Graduate School. Admission into the ABM program does not guarantee admission into the Graduate School. Students must still apply for admission to the Graduate School (including submitting the Graduate School application, paying the application fee, and providing transcripts and standardized test scores as required) by the above deadlines.

Withdrawal from the ABM Program

  • Students may withdraw voluntarily from the ABM program at any time. Students must notify, in writing, the coordinator of undergraduate studies (Cint Lovelace) and the graduate program officer (Xiao Qin). A copy of the request to withdraw from the program should be sent to the Dean of the Graduate School.
  • Students who withdraw from the program voluntarily or because they do not meet program requirements will not be awarded graduate credit for double-counted courses.

Last Updated: 11/2/20 12:29 AM