Proposals for establishing an Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's program requires approval by the Graduate School per the guidelines and instructions posted at http://www.ncsu.edu/grad/program-development/accelerated-bachelors-masters.html.
The Accelerated Bachelors/Master's (ABM) degree program allows exceptional undergraduate students at NC State an opportunity to complete the requirements for both the Bachelor's and Master's degrees at an accelerated pace. These undergraduate students may double count up to 12 credits and obtain a non-thesis Master's degree in the same field within 12 months of completing the Bachelor's degree or obtain a thesis-based Master's degree in the same field within 18 months of completing the Bachelor's degree.
This degree program also provides an opportunity for the Directors of Graduate Programs (DGPs) at NC State to recruit rising juniors in their major to their graduate programs. However, permission to pursue an ABM degree program does not guarantee an admission to the Graduate School. Admission is contingent on meeting eligibility requirements at the time of entering the graduate program.