Accelerated Master's Degree Option

Why choose an accelerated option?

It shortens the time to earn your master’s degree. Earn graduate credit as you complete your bachelor’s degree.

Eligible students

Any undergraduate majors in the College of Business.

How it works

If you meet the admission requirements, you can begin taking graduate-level course work in your senior year.

Up to six credit hours will count toward both your bachelor’s degree and master’s degree.

Accelerated MHA option

Undergraduate majors in the College of Business may apply for admission to the Master of Health Administration (MHA) program during the second semester of their junior year. If accepted, up to 6 hours of 700- or 700-level College of Business classes taken in the senior year may be counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees. As an MHA graduation requirement, students exercising the accelerated MHA option will be required to have had one year of professional experience or a 3 hour internship.

Before enrolling in a course that will apply to both the undergraduate program and the master's program an undergraduate student must:

  1. Be accepted into the accelerated program.
  2. Receive prior approval from the graduate program director, department head, and Dean of the Graduate College. This is done by using a Mixed Credit Form.

Acceptance into the program and all approvals must be completed prior to the end of the Change of Schedule Period for the course(s). See the Graduate College for further information.

Admission requirements

  1. Completion of 80 or more hours at time of application.
  2. An overall GPA of 3.00 or better.
  3. A score of 450 or better on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).