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 will conduct a comprehensive review of the student’s background for the purpose of identifying high-level qualifications for acceptance into ABM programs, considering the following:
- Invitation or sponsorship from a program faculty member and the undergraduate advisor.
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25.
- Progress toward UG degree–within 30 semester hours of completion (exact hours may vary and are determined by the specific academic program).
- Approval may be based on other academic program-specific guidelines.
- ABM admission or completion is no guarantee of admission into or progression in a graduate program of study.
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 the ABM programs below: