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Are you a current undergraduate MSU student interested in completing your bachelor’s and master’s degree at the same time resulting in an exceptional start to your professional career? If so then dual-enrollment in the STEM-certified MSMR program is a great option for you!

What Is Dual Enrollment?

MSU students with either 1.) a 3.5+ GPA (those in 3.4 range can be included) or 2.) a 3.0-3.3 GPA with an GRE/GMAT test score accepted by the MSMR program can dual-enroll during either fall or spring semester of their senior year and double-count up to 9 credits from the MSMR program toward both their bachelor’s degree and the Master’s in Marketing Research degree.

Students from any major/college are eligible.


Here is one way dual-enrollment could work for you:

Let’s say that you are an MSU student who will be graduating with your bachelor’s degree soon and the only courses you need to complete in your last semester of undergrad are the following:

  • MKT 310
  • MKT 313
  • MKT 460

You can apply to begin the STEM-certified MSMR program your last semester of undergrad and, if selected, the 9 credits listed above will just be considered “placeholder” courses. You will end up dropping the courses above and only taking the MSMR program courses and 9 credits of those MSMR courses will double-count to fulfill both bachelor’s and master’s degree requirements. The 9 dual-enrolled credits will be billed at the undergraduate rate, saving you money on your total master’s degree cost.

Courses Eligible

You can use any MKT core, MKT elective, or general elective course(s) for dual-enrollment (up to 9 credits total).

Business core courses that are not MKT courses cannot be used for dual-enrollment. However, dual-enrollment can be flexible, and you are able to dual-enroll while still completing other bachelor’s core courses, so if you are interested, please email us your schedule and questions, and we will gladly assist you in developing your dual-enrollment plan.

Dual Enrollment Benefits

  1. The dual-enrolled credits will be billed at the undergraduate rate, saving you money on your STEM-certified MSMR degree cost.
  2. No work experience is required to apply to the MSMR program, though internship experience is valued and considered in the application process.
  3. The MSMR program is flexible, and it is possible to actually start working on your full-time job either in the summer or fall semesters while finishing the MSMR program online.
  4. Nearly 85 percent of MSMR students are placed within full-time jobs before they graduate.
  5. MSMR graduates have excellent salary and career progression.

Dual-enrolling is quite easy, and there is only one form to fill out for processing if selected for the STEM-certified MSMR program. Email us today to get started.