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      UNK Signs Agreement with Kansas State, Puts Students on Fast-Track for Grad. School

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      The University of Nebraska at Kearney has made an agreement with Kansas State University to put certain students on a fast-track to graduate school.

      The agreement between UNK's Department of Computer Science and Information Systems and KSU'sDepartment of Computing and Information Science will speed up the admissions process for UNK studentsentering the KSU master of science in computer science or the master of software engineering in computer science programs.

      Graduates of UNK's computer science program will be considered for the master's in computer science at KSU, while information technology students will be considered for the master's in software engineering.

      "The MOU offers a high-quality graduate program for UNKstudents," said Dr. Sherri Harms, UNK CSIS chair. "It provides KSU with regional students prepared forgraduate-level research, and it provides the Midwest with computer scienceprofessionals who will likely stay in the Midwest."

      UNK computer science students with a 3.65 GPA or higher aftertheir junior year will be eligible for the program. As a part of the agreement,those students will not be required to take the Graduate Record Examination. Another perk of the agreement is that once the students join a KSU-CIS graduate program, theywill be reimbursed for the KSU application fee.

      The UNK CSIS program has a similar agreement with the University ofNebraska at Lincoln computer science and engineering department.

      "Having two excellent graduate programs actively seeking UNK CSISstudents illustrates the quality of our programs," Dr. Harms said.

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