The University of Alabama’s Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP) can help you meet your goal of earning a graduate degree while saving time and cutting costs.

Through AMP, you take courses that count simultaneously toward your undergraduate and graduate programs. Once admitted, an AMP student is approved to take up to 15 hours of graduate courses that will count towards both the Bachelor’s and graduate degrees. This can shorten the time it takes to earn your master’s degree by up to one year. Upon completion, you enter the job market with increased earnings potential and set yourself apart as a candidate with high-level critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

NOTE: Applicants must have earned 90 or more credit hours by Fall 2017 and have a minimum GPA of 3.3. Not all UA programs participate in AMP. Some programs have higher GPA requirements.  Refer to the table below for participating programs and requirements.

Students may start the AMP program once they have earned 90 or more undergraduate hours. Typically, this would mean that an AMP student will apply to the Graduate School in the final semester of their junior year.

At the time of application they must have overall undergraduate grade point averages of not less than 3.3 in all courses (or higher if required by their program). Many programs require a higher GPA for admission and/or do not permit the full 15 hours to dual-count (see table).

Permission to take graduate courses will be granted by the Graduate School if the student has met the criteria above as well as other minimum requirements for graduate admission. Upon admission to the Graduate School, an AMP student will begin a program of study leading to the master’s or doctoral degree, as approved by his or her department and by the dean of the Graduate School.

It is advised that prospective AMP students meet with the Graduate Program Director for their prospective AMP program at the beginning of their junior year. Programs may have specific coursework requirements and graduate class prerequisites for which an AMP student must be prepared.

Department Degree Dual-counted Hours Admission Test Score Waiver Minimum GPA
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics MSAEM 12 Yes 3.3
Advertising and Public Relations MA 12 No 3.3
American Studies MA 15 No 3.3
Anthropology MA 15 No 3.75
Biological Sciences MS 15 No 3.5
Chemical and Biological Engineering MCE 15 Yes 3.3
Chemical and Biological Engineering PhD 15 Yes 3.3
Chemistry MSC 15 No 3.5
Civil and Environmental Engineering MCV 9 Yes 3.3
Communication Studies MA 10 GPA >= 3.7 3.3
Computer Science MS 12 Yes 3.3
Consumer Sciences MHS 15 Yes 3.3
Criminal Justice MA 9 No 3.3
Curriculum and Instruction: Secondary Education MA with BS Math/Physics 15 No 3.3
Economics, Finance, and Legal Studies : Economics -Commerce and Business Admin MA 15 No 3.3
Economics, Finance, and Legal Studies : Economics – Arts and Sciences MA 15 No 3.3
Economics, Finance, and Legal Studies: Finance MS 12 No 3.3
English MA 15 No 3.5
Electrical and Computer Engineering MEE 6 Yes 3.3
Geography MS 15 No 3.5
Geological Sciences MS 15 No 3.5
History MA 15 No 3.75
Human Development and Family Studies MHS 15 No 3.3
Human Nutrition and Hospitality Management: Food Nutrition Specialty MHS 15 Yes 3.5
Information Systems, Statistics & Management Science: Applied Statistics MS with Math BS 12 No 3.3
Information Systems, Statistics & Management Science: Operations Management MS 15 (12 for the Enterprise Integration track) No 3.4
Journalism MA 12 No 3.5
Marketing MS 12 No 3.5
Mathematics MA 12 Yes 3.75
Mechanical Engineering MME 9 Yes 3.3
Mechanical Engineering PhD 9 Yes 3.3
Metallurgical & Materials Engineering MML 9 Yes 3.3
Modern Languages and Classics: French MA 12 No 3.3
Modern Languages and Classics: German MA 12 Yes 3.3
Physics & Astronomy: Physics MS 15 No 3.3
Political Science MA 15 No 3.3
Political Science MPA 15 No 3.75
Political Science PhD 15 No 3.75
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