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The Integrated Program

The integrated program allows for students to earn both a bachelors and masters degree in any computer related programs offered by Robert Morris.  The program requires about 150 credits for most students.  Any interested students can apply for the program, including current undergrad students, incoming freshman, and transfer students.  Students can pursue one of five masters degrees, choosing from the following:

  • Master of Science in Data Analytics (MS-DTAN)
  •  Master of Science in Information Security and Assurance (MS-ISA)
  • Master of Science in Information Systems Management (MS-ISM)
  • Master of Science in Information Technology Project Management (MS-ITPM)
  • Master of Science in Internet Information Systems (MS-ISS)

Each Degree has a different set of prerequisite programs with a foundation in business and information technology.  The specific program prerequisites can be viewed here. Each degree requires 27 credits in graduate classes, of which the requirements can be viewed here.  Most of these required courses fall into the INFS category of classes, and a few fall into the COIS category.

To apply for the integrated program as a current student, the following requirements must be met:

  1. Minimum cumulative QPA of 2.8
  2. Minimum major QPA of 3.0
  3. Minimum QPA of 3.0 for computing courses
  4. Applied 87-108 credits towards bachelor’s degree with at least 18 credits earned at RMU

To apply to the program as an incoming freshman student, the following requirements must be met:

  1. A minimum score of 1100 on the SAT exam and a minimum 3.0 high school QPA
    – or –
  2. An aggregate score of at least 1700 using the following formula:

Aggregate score = SAT score + (200 x high school QPA)

To apply to the program as a transfer student, the following requirements must be met:

  1. If transferring from a school with a specific articulation agreement: a minimum 3.0 high school QPA
    – or –
  2. If transferring from a school without a specific articulation agreement: same requirements as current RMU students (above).


Once students submit the enrollment agreement to enter the integrated program, they will be placed on the University’s blended tuition rate. This rate is a hybrid of the current per-credit rates of undergraduate and graduate tuition. Students should recognize that they are saving the cost of tuition for one undergraduate and one graduate course by completing the integrated program.

The application process varies depending on what you are applying to the program as, be it current student, future student, or transfer student.  The following however are required of all those applying to the program:

  1. A completed program application
  2. Two letters of recommendation (At least one from a university professor, or high school teacher)
  3. A current resume or vita

For more information on available financial aid, the graduation process, or the integrated program itself, visit the webpage here.  More information on the graduate programs and degrees can be found on the RMU website under the academics section.

If you have any questions that were not answered by either this article or the webpage, then you can contact John C. Turchek with the following information:

John C. Turchek M.Ed., M.S.
Department Head, Computer and
Information Systems
Computer and Information Systems

412-397-6434 Phone
Wheatley Center 309
Moon Campus

Going to Graduate School Seminar

The Honors Program and the Career Center are co-sponsoring a Going to Graduate School Seminar. This event is open to all students, freshmen through seniors, who might be considering attending grad school. Topics that will be covered by the panelists include the application process, how to prepare for graduate school as an undergraduate, and how to succeed in graduate school. Grad admissions staff, career center staff, past and present grad school students, and faculty members from various schools on campus will be panelists at this event.

What: Going to Graduate School Seminar

When: Tuesday, October 13

Where: Sewall Dining Room A/B

Time: 1:45-3:00 p.m.