March 14, 2012
Accelerated Master’s Degree Programs
submitted by Jacque Smith, Graduate School
The Graduate School announces the development of three new accelerated master’s degree programs. These fast-track graduate programs are now offered to undergraduate students in the fields of mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering and chemical engineering.
The new initiative allows Michigan Tech undergraduate students to accelerate their education and jumpstart their future research or career paths.
Tech undergraduate students can apply as early as their junior year and start taking graduate-level courses during their senior year.
Michigan Tech’s accelerated master’s allows for students to count up to six credit hours towards both their bachelor’s and master’s degree. Once students are admitted into the accelerated programs and complete their bachelor’s degree, they can finish their master’s degree within two semesters (one academic year).
Acceptance into these programs requires that students apply through the standard Graduate School application process and maintain undergraduate GPA requirements set by the individual programs. Students who are already enrolled in graduate programs may not retroactively enroll in accelerated master’s programs.
Other academic programs are encouraged to consider offering accelerated master’s options to Tech students.
For more information on developing an accelerated master’s program, contact Jacque Smith, director of marketing and advancement, Graduate School, at 487-1434 or at firstname.lastname@example.org .