Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s (ABM) programs allow qualified undergraduates to earn up to 12 credit hours toward completion of both bachelor’s and master’s degrees simultaneously. ABM program options are available in a variety of academic disciplines and are designed to:
- Offer opportunities for high-ability undergraduate students to access more advanced experiences in their chosen area of study;
- Expose high-performing undergraduate students to graduate-level study to ascertain if the graduate program meets their professional aspirations;
- Appeal to highly capable students by accelerating their graduate program progression and completion.
Departments participating in ABM programs will conduct comprehensive reviews of the qualifications and backgrounds of high ability undergraduate students, including:
- Invitation or sponsorship from a program faculty member and the student’s undergraduate program advisor;
- Undergraduate GPA, minimum cumulative 3.25;
- Progress toward UG degree–within 30 semester hours of completion (exact hours may vary and are determined by the specific academic program);
- Consideration of other factors based on discipline-specific guidelines or criteria.
Departments determine which graduate courses are appropriate substitutes for undergraduate major requirements, given program learning outcomes.
ABM program admission or completion is no guarantee of admission into or progression in a graduate program of study.
Additional information about specific department admissions and curriculum may be found in individual program sections of the catalog. A listing of all ABM programs is found at: Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s (ABM)