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.

How it works

Apply for the accelerated option during your junior or senior year.

If you meet the admission requirements (listed below), up to 12 credit hours will count toward your bachelor's and master's degrees.

You can then finish your degrees one semester sooner.

Scheduling requirements

Before you enroll in a course for both undergraduate and graduate credit, you must receive approval from:

You can do this by using a mixed credit form (.pdf). Work with your advisor to complete the form.

You must receive all approvals before the end of the Change of Schedule period for the course(s).

Eligible students

Students from any major can pursue the accelerated option in health promotion and wellness management.

Accelerated Master's Degree option

Students enrolled in undergraduate programs may be accepted into the Master of Science in Health Promotion and Wellness Management program after admission requirements for the accelerated master's option are met. Once accepted, up to 12 credit hours of approved 600 and 700-level coursework may be counted toward both the Bachelor of Science and the Master of Science degree programs. 

The accelerated option allows students who are interested in health promotion and wellness management to complete the requirements for the Master of Science degree in three semesters and a summer rather than the typical four semesters and a summer. For more information and guidelines, contact the Health Promotion and Wellness Management program director.

Before enrolling in each course and for courses to be counted as both undergraduate and graduate credit, an undergraduate student must complete a Mixed Credit Form. If a student wishes to complete more than six credits of mixed credit, they must first be admitted into the accelerated master's program.  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 for the Accelerated Master's Option

  1. Senior standing and an overall GPA of 3.2 or better.
  2. Completion of an undergraduate course in statistics and introductory psychology. A student who does not meet these criteria, but who demonstrates outstanding potential, may be considered on the basis of individual merit.