Accelerated Bachelor's-Master's (ABM) Program

What is the ABM Program in Computer Science?

The ABM program allows enrolled CSIT students (juniors or seniors) to take up to 9 graduate credits, which can count not only toward their undergraduate degree, but also towards their future graduate degree, if they later apply and are accepted into UDC’s MSCS program.

What is the benefit?

Having these 9 credits double count saves both money and time for graduate school.


  • At least Junior standing in the degree program
  • A minimum of 80 semester credit hours completed including nine credits of 300-level coursework required by the undergraduate program
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • If a transfer student, must have completed a minimum of two semesters as a full-time student at UDC—a minimum of 30 hours

How to apply?

  1. Determine your eligibility.
  2. Discuss with your advisor about the courses for the ABM program.
  3. Fill the following application form, sign and date, then ask your advisor to sign and date. [abm_application August 2022.pdf]
  4. Write a statement of purpose explaining motivation for graduate study.
  5. Email the signed application form and statement of purpose to Prof. Lily Liang (lliang@udc.edu)
  6. Fill out the following recommendation form, sign and date, then send it to two references (must be from the department faculty) to fill out. Filled recommendation forms should be upload to the following link


Please contact your faculty advisor in the department. You can find out who is your advisor by entering your N-number on https://csit.udc.edu/findadvisor.php