Accelerated Degree Programs

What is an Accelerated Degree Program?

Perhaps you've heard it referred to as an "accelerated bachelor's-master's" or a "4+1" program. We have nicknamed it the "Faster Master's". Accelerated Degree Programs (ADP) allows current Marquette University undergraduate students to continue on for a master's degree after completing their bachelor's degrees. ADP students take classes during their senior year that meet requirements for both their undergraduate and graduate degrees.  Admitted ADP students are not required to take the GRE (with the exception of Biomedical Engineering).

With proper planning, most can complete a master's degree in one additional academic year - saving significant time and money.

Speak with your academic adviser or contact Ross Beattie at the Graduate School for more information on how to get started in any of our ADP programs. 

Getting Started

Students who want to enroll in the ADP program can start as early as applying their Junior Year.  

  • Eligible Programs
  • When To Apply
  • Financial Aid & Tuition
  • FAQ
  • For Faculty

Select any of the ADP programs below for more information on faculty contact information and how to apply.

Accounting

 

Students in the Accounting program may apply to the ADP program in their Junior year.  For specific admissions requirements please contact Kim Huettl (Recruiter) for more information.  

For more information about the program, faculty, and coursework, please visit the Accounting department website

 

Applied Economics

 

Students in the Economics program may apply to the ADP program in their Junior year.  For specific admissions requirements please contact Kim Huettl (Recruiter) for more information.  

For more information about the program, faculty, and coursework, please visit thEconomics department website

 

Biomedical Engineering

 

Students in the Biomedical Engineering program may apply for the ADP program in their Junior year.  Students must have a GPA of 3.50 or higher to be considered eligible to apply.  

*A GRE score is not required to apply, but a GRE test score must be submitted before the start of the 5th year.  

For more information about the program, faculty, and coursework, please visit the Biomedical Engineering website

 

Chemistry

 

Students in the Chemistry program may apply for the ADP program in their Junior year.  Students must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher to be considered eligible to apply. 

For more information about the program, faculty, and coursework, please visit the Chemistry department website.  

 

Civil Engineering

 

Students in the Civil Engineering program may apply for the ADP program in their Junior year.  Students must have a GPA of 3.50 or higher to be considered eligible to apply.  

For more information about the program, faculty, and coursework, please visit the Civil Engineering department website.

 

Clinical & Translational Rehabilitation Health Science (CTRH)

 

Students in the CTRH program may apply for the ADP program in their Junior year.  Students must have a GPA of 3.00 or higher to be considered eligible to apply. 

For more information about the program, faculty, and coursework, please visit the CTRH department website

 

Communication 

 

Program Specializations:

Application Eligibility

Students in the Communication program may apply for the ADP program in their Junior year.  Students must have a GPA of 3.50 or higher to be considered eligible to apply. 

For more information about the program, faculty, and coursework, please visit the Communication department website.  

 

Corporate Communication  

 

Students in the Corporate Communication program may apply to the ADP program in their Junior year.  For specific admissions requirements please contact Kim Huettl (Recruiter) for more information.  

For more information about the program, faculty, and coursework, please visit the Corporate Communication department website

 

Computing

 

Students in Computing may apply to the ADP program in their Junior year.  Students must have a GPA of 3.00 or higher to be considered eligible to apply.  

Students who are of a different discipline and are not in the Computer Science program, are eligible to apply for the Masters of Science in Computing ADP program. However, students must complete pre-requisite course prior to enrolling.  Please contact a computing advisor for more information.  

For more information about the program, faculty, and coursework, please visit the Computing department website.  

 

Electrical & Computer Engineering

 

Students in the Electrical and Computer Engineering program may apply to the ADP program in their Junior year.  Students must have a GPA of 3.50 or higher to be considered eligible to apply. 

For more information about the program, faculty, and coursework, please visit the Electrical & Computer Engineering department website.  

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

 

Human Resources

 

Students in the Human Resources program may apply to the ADP program in their Junior year.  For specific admissions requirements please contact Kim Huettl (Recruiter) for more information.  

For more information about the program, faculty, and coursework, please visit the Human Resources department website

 

History

 

Students in the History program may apply to the ADP program in their Junior year.  Students must have a GPA of 3.00 or higher to be considered eligible to apply.  

For more information about the program, faculty, and coursework, please visit the History department website. 

 

International Affairs

 

Students in the International Affairs program may apply to the ADP program in their Junior year.  Students must have a GPA of 3.50 or higher to be considered eligible to apply.  

For more information about the program, faculty, and coursework, please visit the International Affairs department website

 

Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Spanish)

 

Students in the Languages, Literature, and Cultures (Spanish) program may apply to the ADP program in their Junior year.  Students must have a GPA of 3.00 or higher to be considered eligible to apply.

For more information about the program, faculty, and coursework, please visit the Languages, Literature, and Cultures (Spanish) department website

 

Mechanical Engineering

 

Students in the Mechanical Engineering program may apply to the  ADP program in their Junior year.  Students must have a GPA of 3.50 or higher to be considered eligible to apply. 

Students begin their research for the thesis the summer between junior and senior year. Their research continues the summer between senior year and the fifth year, and continues throughout the fifth year.

For more information about the program, faculty, and coursework, please visit the Mechanical Engineering department website

 

Philosophy

 

Students in the Philosophy program may apply to the ADP program in their Junior year.  Students must have a GPA of 3.00 or higher and have taken at least 18 credits of course work in philosophy (6 courses).

For more information about the program, faculty, and coursework, please visit the Philosophy department website.  

 

Political Science

 

Students in the Political Science program may apply to the ADP program in their Junior year.  Students must have a GPA of 3.50 or higher to be considered eligible to apply. 

For more information about the program, faculty, and coursework, please visit the Political Science department website

 

Speech-Language Pathology

 

Students in the Speech-Language Pathology program must submit their application by January 15th of their junior year.  Students must have a GPA of 3.50 or higher to be considered eligible to apply.  

Applicants must submit, directly to the Graduate School: 

  • A completed application form submitted online during the fall of your junior year that states you are applying to the summer semester immediately following completion of your undergraduate degree.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended except Marquette University.
  • 3 letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with applicant’s academic and clinical work.
  • A personal statement of career interests and goals (maximum 1 page).
  • CV/Resume 
  • Critical Thinking Question

For more information about the program, faculty, and coursework, please visit the Speech Pathology and Audiology department website

 

STEM-MBA

 

Students in the STEM-MBA program may apply to the ADP program in their Junior year.  For specific admissions requirements please contact Kim Huettl (Recruiter) for more information.  

For more information about the program, faculty, and coursework, please visit the STEM-MBA department website

 
  • Students should apply during their junior year of undergraduate studies. 
  • Students will apply for admission to graduate school for the semester after they receive their bachelors degree. 
  • All ADP applicants must complete the online application, as well as submit supporting materials such as letters of recommendation, a resume, or a statement of purpose, as required by their program.
  • The GRE is not required to apply.

Financial Aid

  • Students continue to pay the undergraduate tuition rate until they have graduated with their bachelor's degree (see link under tuition for cost per credit break down).
  • Private scholarships may also be available.
  • U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible to apply for need-based federal aid (loans) to help fund their educational expenses as well.

Tuition

Tuition Information for graduate school.  

 

Can ADP students apply to be a graduate assistant or teaching assistant? 

No, ADP students usually are not granted graduate assistant/teaching assistant positions.  This is because GA positions are usually 2 year positions, and departments prefer to train a student to have them for 2 years.  

When should I talk to my academic advisor about ADP?  What if my advisor doesn't know anything about ADP?  

Earlier the better!  ADP students will need to take certain courses during their senior year to be counted for graduate credit, so having a detailed class schedule is extremely beneficial.

 

If your academic advisor does not have information about ADP, please contact Ross Beattie (ADP coordinator).  

Do I need to take the GRE? 

No, most ADP programs do not require a GRE score for admission.

*Note:  Biomedical Engineering ADP students must submit a GRE score before the start of the 5th year.   

What are the requirements for admission? 

Each ADP program is a little different.  Each program has set a minimum GPA requirement that a student must meet to be considered for eligibility.  Click on your program (under the eligible programs tab) to see the requirements.  

In the application, which semester do I apply for graduate school? 

Students should apply for admissions to graduate school the semester after they graduate with their bachelors degree, not the semester they begin taking classes for graduate credit. 

Example:  A student in their Junior year in the fall of 2018 will apply for admission to graduate school for the summer of 2020.  

 

 

 

 

Getting Started

Considering ADP programs for your department?

Here's where you can start. 

Submitting an ADP Proposal

Academic Program Approval Guidelines

ADP Coordinator

For more questions, or to set up a meeting regarding the benefits of starting an ADP please contact the Graduate School's Accelerated Degree Program Coordinator.

Ross Beattie

email: ross.beattie@marquette.edu

phone: (414) 288-4358