Accelerated Degree Programs

Accelerated programs to earn an undergraduate and a graduate degree available at Marquette:

Klingler College of Arts and Sciences

B.S. and M.S. in chemistry

Receive a five-year, streamlined path to the bachelor's and master's degrees in chemistry. The degrees are awarded simultaneously at the end of the program. Students apply for the B.S. and M.S. degree at the beginning of their junior year.

Contact the Department of Chemistry for more information.

B.S. in physics and M.S. in electrical engineering

Students may obtain both degrees in five years. Students with a GPA of 3.5 or better in their mathematics, science and engineering courses are eligible to apply in their junior year. Up to nine graduate credits can count toward both degrees.

Contact the Department of Physics for more information.

B.A. and M.A. in political science and international affairs

If students are admitted to this program, they can count some graduate courses taken their senior year toward both bachelor of arts and master of arts degrees. Students complete a B.A. and an M.A. in five years instead of the six that is normally required.

Diederich College of Communication

B.A. and M.A.

This joint bachelor's and master's program allows students to earn, in five years, a bachelor's degree with a major in digital media, advertising, communication studies, corporate communication, journalism, media studies, public relations or performing arts, and a master's degree in communication. Students complete 9–12 hours of approved graduate credits in communication during their senior undergraduate year that counts as part of the undergraduate credit hour requirement.

Opus College of Engineering

B.S. and M.S.

Each Opus College department offers programs that allow highly qualified students to complete both a bachelor of science and master of science degree in five calendar years. Students enrolled in the co-op program finish their degrees in six calendar years.

Biomedical engineering

Civil, construction and environmental engineering

Electrical and computer engineering

Mechanical engineering

College of Health Sciences

M.S. in speech-language pathology

The Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology offers early admission into its M.S. program. Marquette undergraduate students majoring in speech pathology and audiology can apply for this program in the second semester of their junior year.

Athletic training

Admitted students complete their undergraduate degree in exercise physiology and earn a master's degree in athletic training upon completion of the AT program.

Physician assistant studies

Admitted students complete their undergraduate degree in biomedical sciences during the first two years of the physician assistant program. A master of physician assistant studies is awarded upon graduation from the PA program.

Doctor of physical therapy

The six-year doctoral program is for students admitted at the freshman level and includes three years for students transferring into the professional phase.

College of Business Administration

M.S. in accounting

Our combined master's and bachelor's degree program for accounting majors meets the 150-hour educational requirements of Wisconsin, Illinois and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

M.S. in human resources

Human resources majors can stay for one more year and complete a master of science in human resources management.

M.S.A.E.

This master's in applied economics option is for students from Marquette, St. Norbert College, Wisconsin Lutheran College and the University of the Pacific. Students complete two M.S.A.E. courses their senior year; two courses during the summer after their senior year; and the remainder of their course work and graduate professional research project with two more semesters of course work.

STEM–MBA

This unique accelerated degree program is for undergraduate students in selected science, technology and mathematics majors. The five-year program — the first of its kind in the area and one of only a few nationwide — gives students the opportunity to receive a bachelor's degree in their chosen major and an MBA from the Graduate School of Management.

Law School

Pre-law Scholars Program

This accelerated program culminates in the completion of a bachelor of science or bachelor of arts degree and a juris doctorate in six years.

Law schools don't require specific majors, but they recommend that you take a rigorous curriculum that develops your reading, writing, speaking, and critical- and logical-thinking skills.

School of Dentistry

Pre-dental Scholars Program

Pre-dental scholars complete a bachelor's degree and a dental degree in seven years rather than the eight years normally required. Students must enroll as a biological sciences or biomedical sciences major.

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