Rutgers SC&I ITI majors who have completed 90 credits may apply to earn an ITI bachelor’s degree and Master of Information (MI) degree in five years of continuous study. If accepted, you will:
ITI students who have completed at least 90 credits may apply. To be considered, you must:
*Admission decisions are made after the deadline. The MI 5+ Year Track at Rutgers is an extremely competitive program with limited space available, so admission decisions are based on evidence of high achievement.
Interested students should apply during their junior year to the MI 5-Year program (dual degree option) through Graduate Admissions.
Please note you will need to apply for the term following your anticipated undergraduate graduation term. You need to remain coded as an undergraduate student during your senior year. If admitted, you will be able to complete MI courses in your senior year and will receive special permission numbers from the Office of Student Services to register for the courses.
|Anticipated Undergraduate Graduation Term:||Complete an application for the following academic term:|
|January 2023||Spring 2023|
|May 2023||Summer or Fall 2023|
|August 2023||Fall 2023|
|January 2024||Spring 2024|
|May 2024||Summer of Fall 2024|
|August 2024||Fall 2024|
*Please note, as a graduate student you are not required to complete summer courses. If you are an anticipated May graduate, you can apply for summer or fall.
If you are accepted into the 5-Year ITI/MI program, you will be considered as an undergraduate student who is taking Master's courses, which will count towards general electives or 400-level ITI electives in your senior year. During this time, you need to fulfill all your undergraduate requirements. Upon graduation with a Bachelor’s Degree, you will then transition into the Master’s program and therefore be subject to the processes and requirements associated with that status.
After you receive notification of your admission in your junior year, you will be contacted by the MI Program Director and the Office of Student Services. In the Fall and Spring semesters of your senior year, you will take two graduate courses per semester in addition to completing your undergraduate requirements. Those courses will be selected based on your concentration and MI program requirements. After successful completion, those four courses (12 credits) will count both as undergraduate (ITI or general electives) and graduate (MI) requirements. Upon successful completion of coursework in your senior year, you will graduate from the undergraduate program and transition into the graduate program as an MI student.
After graduating with your Bachelor's degree, you will have a faculty advisor (also known as concentration coordinator). In this final year+, you will be expected to take the appropriate credits for MI program requirements (24 credits total / 8 courses). You can take graduate courses in the summer and winter sessions, if appropriate.
For 5 Year program questions, reach out to the Graduate Student Support Team in the Office of Student Services. If you have specific questions related to your undergraduate requirements, please be in touch with SC&I Undergraduate Advising.