Fast Track to the Master of Science in Marketing

Reasons to join the Fast Track:

  1. Pay undergraduate tuition for graduate courses
  2. Sample graduate courses while still an undergrad
  3. Enter the MS in Marketing program without a GMAT/GRE score
  4. Get both undergraduate & graduate degrees in under 5 years—saving you time & money
  5. Differentiate yourself from other undergraduates
  6. Improve your career options and chances of success

The Fast-Track for the MS in Marketing program allows undergraduate students at UT Dallas to begin work on their MS in Marketing before graduation. Qualified juniors and seniors may take 9 credits of graduate coursework in marketing that will apply toward the Bachelor of Science degree as well as satisfy requirements for the MS in Marketing.


The fast-track program allowed me to learn from world-class professors, land an internship in my field and graduate with my master’s degree in the same amount of time that most of my classmates will graduate with their bachelor’s.” – Zach Johnson

The most important part of the fast-track was getting that experience with graduate level courses before starting the Master of Science in Marketing.”- Dana Townsend

The fast-track helps undergraduate students who want to pursue a graduate degree—save time and money.” – Andrew Franco

Program Details

Jindal School students and students from other schools at UT Dallas can fast-track into JSOM degrees as long as they meet the following fast-track admission requirements. They must:

  1. Have completed at least 15 hours at UT Dallas.
  2. Have completed 90 hours in their current degree plan.
  3. Have a minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.40.
  4. Have completed all lower-level required courses.
  5. Have completed Managerial Methods in Decision Making Under Uncertainty (OPRE 3360) or its equivalent and Applied Calculus I (MATH 1325), the calculus requirement.

Students in one major may choose to fast-track into another major.

Current list of approved courses for fast-track
UG Course UG Course Name Graduate Course Graduate Course Name
  Guided elective option MKT 6382
MKT 6334
Professional Selling I
Digital Sales Strategy
MKT 3340 Marketing Research MKT 6309 Marketing Research
MKT 4330 Digital and Internet Marketing MKT 6321 Interactive & Digital Marketing
MKT 4340 Consumer Behavior MKT 6310 Consumer Behavior
MKT 4380 Capstone Course in Marketing MKT 6339 Capstone in Marketing
Steps To Join The Fast Track

  • For fast-track courses to satisfy graduate degree requirements, a student must achieve grades of B or better in graduate coursework. A grade of B- (minus) does not satisfy the graduate requirement. The course will count only toward the undergraduate degree. (Students also can take graduate courses to reserve for only undergraduate or only graduate degree use.)
  • Courses must be carefully chosen to satisfy the requirements of the BS and the MS degree.
  • Within a single semester, a student can take a maximum of two graduate classes if enrolled in a total of 18 credit hours and a maximum of three graduate classes if enrolled in a total of 15 credit hours.
  • A student must maintain an undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least a 3.40.
  • Students can take the fast-track courses as substitutes for major required courses, as guided and/or free electives.
  • The graduate course drop policy applies to all graduate courses. Students should consult the Academic Calendar for those dates.
  • Students enrolling in a fast-track program will be evaluated in the same manner as graduate students in the graduate courses.
  • Credit for the fast-track program courses will accrue to the student’s undergraduate transcript.

Successful completion of the undergraduate degree at UT Dallas as a member of a Jindal School Fast-Track Program, while retaining the minimum cumulative GPA of 3.40, and completion of at least one Jindal School graduate course with a grade of at least a B, provides the opportunity for application and entry into the MS in Marketing program without submitting a GMAT or GRE exam score.

Please note:

  • Admission to a fast-track program does not guarantee admission to the graduate program.
  • Students are required to meet admission requirements of MS programs, including the undergraduate math requirement. An application must be submitted online, which can be found at the JSOM admissions page.
  • Students may delay entering the MS in Marketing program, after completing their undergraduate degree, for up to one year and have their fast-track courses count toward their degree.

Questions? Please contact the Jindal School Academic Advising Office at (972) 883-2275, room JSOM 2.250