Degree Requirements

To earn the MSBDS degree the following must be met:

  1. Successful completion of the 42 credit hours required for the degree;
    • 33 credit hours of core coursework
    • 6 credit hours of Internship or Mentored Research coursework
    • 3 credit hours of elective coursework
  2. Meeting the minimum cumulative GPA requirement of a 3.0 GPA or better;
  3. Earning a “B” or better in all core courses. All other courses require a minimum grade of “C” or a passing grade in Pass/Fail courses;
  4. Completion of the Intent to Graduate form submitted by the required deadline;
  5. In the case of part-time students, all degree requirements must be completed within a three years of matriculation.