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

MS Programs Video IntroductionThe 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
    • A Pathway Two admissions options is available for students who have confirmed internship offers for the summer after their junior year - contact your specific Program Coordinator for details
  • Time for internship upon completing bachelor's degree
  • Access to McCombs' Career Services after successful completion of summer coursework
  • GMAT/GRE score waiver

Find out more by contacting us at your program specific email below!

*Pending final approval from UT Graduate School

What to Expect as a Bridge Student

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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 starting in mid-July
  • 2-3 summer classes running Monday-Thursday
  • Career Development events on various Friday

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.


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The following must be satisfied before you can be accepted into the Texas MS Bridge Program:

  • Junior academic standing 
  • Program specific coursework must be met:
    • MSITM: University coursework in computer programming and database; ideal preparation includes an Elements of Computing certificate, major or minor in Management Information Systems, or major or minor in Computer Science. Recommended courses: C S 303E, C S 313E, and C S 327E; minimum GPA of 3.6 for application as a Bridge Student
    • MSBA: University coursework in computer programming (Python or Java) and calculus based statistics, coursework in linear algebra is highly recommended; minimum GPA of 3.5 for application as a Bridge Student
    • MSF and MSM: demonstration of quantitative coursework or ability; minimum GPA of 3.0 for application as a Bridge Student

Apply now using our program specific Bridge applications (IT & Management Bridge Program is pending final approval with the Graduate School):

Business Analytics Finance  Marketing

Fifth Year on the 40 Acres

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Admissions is exclusively open to UT undergraduate students ONLY in any undergraduate major. The Texas McCombs MS Bridge Program is offered through all four MS Program Degrees: Marketing, Finance, Business Analytics, and Information Technology & Management. This is an opportunity to earn your graduate degree and spend a fifth year on the 40 acres. 

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Interested in becoming an MS Program Bridge student? Contact your degree program staff:

MS Finance:

MS Marketing:

MS Business Analytics:

MS IT & Management: