University of Texas at Austin

MS Bridge Program

MS Bridge Program

MS Bridge Program

McCombs School of Business McCombs School of Business

Bridge Admission for UT Undergraduates

Texas Energy Graduates 

The Texas McCombs MS Bridge Program admissions option is available to University of Texas at Austin undergraduate students for all four degrees: Business Analytics, Finance, Information Technology & Management, and Marketing.

The MS Bridge Program offers students the opportunity to start graduate courses during their undergraduate program. Admission as a Bridge Student is highly competitive but includes a number of benefits, including:

  • Admission after junior year of undergraduate degree
  • MS degree coursework during the summer after junior year
  • Time for internship upon completing bachelor's degree
  • Access to McCombs' Career Services after successful completion of summer coursework
  • GRE/GMAT score waiver with qualifying cumulative GPA
  • MS Bridge courses taken while an undergraduate student are offered through University Extension and are not financial aid-eligible
  • Students enrolled through University Extension do not have access to some University services, including but not limited to UHS, CMHC, and RecSports. Students can arrange for services at an additional cost by contacting each respective office

apply during your junior year

Bridge applications are now open


  • Round 1: October 18, 2021
  • Round 2: January 10, 2022
  • Round 3: March 28, 2022
  • Round 4: May 16, 2022

When should you apply to your program of interest?

  • Master of Science in Finance: Fall or Spring
  • Master of Science in Marketing: Fall or Spring
  • Master of Science in Business Analytics: Spring
  • Master of Science in IT & Management: Spring

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MS Bridge Info Sessions

Interested in learning more about our One-Year Specialized Masters Bridge programs from Texas McCombs? Join us for a virtual info session! You’ll hear information about the application and admissions process, curriculum and career outcomes.

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What to Expect as a Bridge Student

summer session

If accepted into the program, here are a few details about what the summer between your junior and senior year would look like:

  • 1-week orientation in July - dates for orientation and classes will be provided to applicants admitted to the program. 
  • 2-3 summer classes running Monday-Thursday
  • Career Development events on Fridays

cohort access

As a Bridge Student, you have the opportunity to network with two different groups of MS Program students. You'll learn with some of the best and brightest in the field and make connections that will last into your professional career.

internship opportunity

You will also have access to our MS Programs specific Career Coaches and can set up meetings to discuss your future career path. Career Coaches can help with resume review, goal setting, and career strategies to secure an internship following your senior year.


Master of Science Welcome Weekend

Qualified applicants to the MS Bridge Programs should meet the following criteria:

  • Junior academic standing 
  • Strong communication skills
  • A Bridge Program Application
    • Personal Essays
    • Letters of recommendation
    • Resume
    • Admissions for the MS Bridge Program is highly competitive. Students may be required to submit test scores at the request of the admissions committee depending on GPA and strength of additional application materials.
  • Program specific coursework must be met:
    • MSITM specific coursework
    • MSBA specific coursework
    • MSF specific coursework
    • MSM specific coursework