Feb 21, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog | 2023-2024 
Undergraduate Catalog | 2023-2024

Earth Sciences, M.S., Early Entry

Exceptional undergraduate students at UNC Charlotte may apply to this Early Entry Program to begin work toward a graduate degree before completion of the baccalaureate degree.

All program-level Admissions and Progression Requirements are in addition to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Admission Requirements .  

Admission Requirements

Current UNC Charlotte Undergraduate Students

  • See University Admission Requirements  
  • Completion of at least 75 undergraduate credit hours (although it is expected that close to 90 credit hours will have been earned by the time the first graduate course is taken)
  • Minimum 3.2 overall undergraduate GPA
  • GRE is not required
  • Submit application online at gradadmissions.charlotte.edu/apply and provide supporting documents, which includes a Statement of Purpose, Resume/CV, 3 Letters of Recommendation, and Unofficial Transcript(s)

Special Policies or Requirements

Up to 9 credit hours earned at the graduate level may be substituted for required undergraduate hours (i.e., up to 9 credit hours of graduate coursework may be double-counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees).

For additional details on Early Entry to Graduate Programs, see the “Degree Requirements and Academic Policies” section of the Graduate Catalog and the Graduate Admissions website at gradadmissions.charlotte.edu/admissions/early-entry.

For details about the full requirements for this degree program, see the program listing in the Graduate Catalog.