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Fast-Track Programs


Fast-Track programs are designed to permit undergraduate students enrolled at UT Dallas to begin work on their MS or the Professional MBA* (Flex or Online) degree before graduation. Qualified seniors may take graduate courses in Management that will apply toward the Bachelor of Science degree and also satisfy requirements for the Master’s degree. These courses will be selected from a list determined by the Jindal School of Management (JSOM).

Fast-Track students interested in the Full-Time (Cohort) or PMBA Evening Cohort should contact the MBA office as admission and use of fast-track coursework may vary.

Admission to Fast-Track Program

Students at UT Dallas can Fast-Track into JSOM degrees as long as they meet the Fast-Track admission requirements. Also, students in one major may choose to Fast-Track into another major. In terms of requirements, students must have:

  1. Have completed at least 15 hours at UT Dallas
  2. Have completed 90 hours
  3. Have a minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.400
  4. Have completed all core curriculum and major preparatory requirements.
  5. Have completed OPRE 3360 and MATH 1325. (Equivalent or higher-level coursework can be considered on a case-by-case basis.)

While in the Fast-Track Program

  • Fast-Track courses must satisfy the requirements of the BS and intended MS/MBA degrees.
  • Within a single semester, a student can take a maximum of 2 graduate classes if enrolled in a total of 16 or more credit hours and a maximum of 3 graduate classes if enrolled in a total less than 16 credit hours. The total credit hours include both undergraduate and graduate credits.
  • Students can take Fast-Track courses as substitute for major required courses, as guided and/or free electives.
  • The graduate course drop policy applies and students should consult the Academic Calendar for those dates.
  • Students enrolled in the Fast-Track program will be evaluated in the same manner as graduate students.
  • Graduate courses taken by the Fast Track student will appear on both the undergraduate and graduate transcripts and will count in the cumulative earned hours and GPA for both undergraduate and graduate careers.

Admission to Graduate Program

Fast-Track Options*
Program Maximum Semester Credit Hours
BS and MBA
12 for Professional MBA (Flex and Online) programs

6 for Full-Time and PMBA Evening Cohort programs (please contact MBA office for details)
BS and MS ACCT
6
BS and MS Business Analytics
9
BS and MS Finance
9
BS and MS Healthcare Management
9
BS and MS Information Technology and Management
9
BS and MS Innovation and Entrepreneurship
9
BS and MS International Management Studies
9
BS and MS Management and Administrative Sciences
9
BS and MS Marketing
9
BS and MS Supply Chain Management
9

*Additional details of the programs are available from the JSOM Advising Office (JSOM 2.250 or call 972-883-2275). Please see an advisor for course specifics.