Admitted to a Master Degree Program: Abuchi Oguonu

Abuchi Oguonu

My name is Abuchi Oguonu and I am in my senior year at Rutgers University as an Information Technology major and I have recently been accepted into a 4+1 Dual Degree Masters Program in my major. I wanted to share a bit of my journey towards getting accepted to inform, and maybe help, anyone in the same situation. When first coming to Rutgers I had initially intended to pursue a computer science major, but because of certain classes that I was not able to pass, I reluctantly gave up on the pursuit of a computer science major. After making that decision, I was pretty scared because I never thought that I would be in a situation where I was not sure what I wanted to do in terms of my major. But after conversations with family, friends and remembering where my interest lied, I found and applied to the Information Technology major and was admitted into the program in the Fall of 2016.

            Still feeling bad about not completing the computer science major, I was eager to take Information Technology major as far as I could, and that is where I found the 4+1 Dual Degree Masters Program I was recently admitted into. The admission process required all applicants to be an Information Technology major, with a 3.0 GPA and 90 credits completed, in addition you must submit at least one Letter of Recommendation, a copy of your Official Transcript and an essay response to an essay prompt. Now that I am accepted into the program, I will be taking two Masters classes this semester and the next semester along with the remaining undergraduate classes that I still need to complete. After completing my undergraduate requirements, I would graduate with my undergraduate degree and then come back for one more year to complete my gradate requirements and graduate with my Masters Degree.