Accelerated Master’s Program

The Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP) lets high-achieving students begin taking graduate-level courses during their undergraduate studies, enabling them to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree at an accelerated pace. Students are able to double-count up to three graduate level courses towards both the bachelor’s and master’s degree requirements. No more than 9 credits can be transferred and double-counted towards the master’s program. Any additional graduate level credits completed while an undergraduate will not count towards the master’s program.

Students can either be selected for this program at the time of admission or apply to be accepted in their sixth or seventh semester of undergraduate study. There is no graduate application fee and standardized test scores are not required (some exclusions apply). All students must submit an application for the AMP with their graduate program of interest no earlier than their sixth semester. Applicants must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and fulfill all credit requirements for the first five undergraduate semesters. A grade of “B” or higher is required in all courses that will be double-counted.

Students must first complete their bachelor’s degree requirements, or be within 6 credits of completion, before officially enrolling in the master’s program. Students must enroll in AMP to complete the sequential undergraduate and graduate degrees. Acceptance into the AMP requires maintenance of a cumulative 3.0 GPA at the time of enrollment into the graduate program and satisfactory completion of the undergraduate degree prior to award of the graduate degree.

The AMP only requires students to spend a minimum of one semester as a full-time graduate student, giving them the option to complete part of their graduate degree online (if applicable) or to take graduate courses as a part-time graduate student.