Accelerated Masters Program (AMP)

The University of Alabama’s Accelerated Master’s Program allows you to start a graduate degree while obtaining your undergraduate degree, saving time and cutting costs. Not all programs participate in the AMP. Please reference the chart to see which programs are participating and their specific requirements.

Through the AMP, you may take courses that count simultaneously toward your undergraduate and graduate degree by taking up to 12 hours of graduate courses during your senior year. Upon completion of the AMP, you may enter the job market with higher earning potential and a stronger resume.


  • Completed 90 or more undergraduate hours at start of program
  • Institutional GPA of at least 3.7. Some AMPs require a higher GPA and/or an admission test score. Visit the Graduate Catalog for more information.


As an AMP student, you are still classified as an undergraduate. This means that your AMP hours cost the equivalent of undergraduate hours and under certain circumstances, your undergraduate merit scholarship can be used to assist with the cost of the AMP. AMP students are not eligible for Graduate School funding or graduate assistantships until they have been awarded an undergraduate degree.

How to Apply

To apply to the AMP, you will need to complete a University of Alabama Graduate School application. In the application, you will be able to indicate that you are a current UA student applying to the AMP.

How AMP Launched Peyton’s Aerospace Career

A Goldwater Scholar and one of Aviation Week’s 20 Twenties, Peyton Strickland is one of UA’s many successful AMP graduates. After an internship with NASA, Peyton now designs and tests Mars ground equipment in Cape Canaveral.