CIS Accelerated Master's Program

The GSAS Accelerated Master’s Program offers current undergraduate students at Fordham College at Rose Hill, Fordham College at Lincoln Center and Fordham College of Professional and Continuing Studies the opportunity to earn a master’s degree with one additional year of study beyond your bachelor’s degree (4+1) in one of the following Computer and Information Science (CIS) graduate programs:

Immediate benefits to the Accelerated Master’s Program:

  • Free application (GSAS application fee is waived)
  • GRE NOT required
  • Up to 30% savings on the total cost of a graduate degree

Admission Information

To apply, you must have completed at least 90 credits to begin the program, and have a GPA of 3.2 or better.

Apply to be considered for this program in the second semester of your junior year. This will enable you to be admitted to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences as an Accelerated Master's student in the first semester of your senior year.

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If you are interested in the Accelerated Master’s Program, please contact the Graduate Program Director of your CIS program of interest for details. You are also welcome to contact the Office of Admissions for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at [email protected] or call 718-817-4416 option 5.

To learn more about the time and cost savings of the Accelerated Master’s Program, attend a Virtual Information Session at your convenience.


In addition to enrolling in your undergraduate course requirements during your senior year, you will also be entitled to take three graduate courses during your senior year which will double count towards the completion of the undergraduate degree and the start of your graduate program.

Upon completion of your Bachelor’s degree, you will continue in the Master’s program and will complete the remaining courses within the following year.