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The Accelerated Bachelor’s-to-Master’s

WTAMU is pleased to announce a new program that allows talented and highly motivated students the opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree in less time and move into the corresponding master’s program in an accelerated format. Here is how the program works.

Although individual departments may set their own requirements, general guidelines allow WTAMU undergraduate students with at least a 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) to apply for the accelerated program after successfully completing a minimum of 75 and a maximum of 108 credit hours in their undergraduate program, including credits earned from advance placement and approved transfer hours. All students, including transfer students, are eligible if they have completed a minimum of two semesters as a full-time student at WT (minimum of 24 credit hours). After completing all requirements for the bachelor’s degree, students in a non-thesis program can finish all requirements for the master’s degree in as little as 12 months, and thesis students can complete their master’s degree requirements in as little as 18 months. 

30 Credits

30 Credits

30 Credits

30 Credits

30 Credits

Undergraduate Hours Required = 120 (includes 12 taken at graduate level)



Graduate Hours Required = minimum 30 (12 at the undergraduate level + 18 at the graduate level)


Apply to Department’s Accelerated Degree Program and the Graduate School

Graduate School applies 12 undergraduate credits to apply to the graduate degree


Submit supporting documents for admission (if required)

Admitted for term following graduation

Interested students should meet with the program advisor of the graduate program they would like to pursue. An integrated bachelor’s-to-master’s plan of study will be created that includes

  • The undergraduate courses that will be replaced by graduate courses.
  • The specific graduate courses that will count towards both the bachelor’s and master’s degree.
  • The remaining graduate courses required to complete the master’s degree.
  • The graduation date for the master’s degree.

Benefits of the accelerated program

  • The accelerated program shortens your undergraduate degree program by substituting 12 hours of graduate level coursework for 12 hours of undergraduate classes.
  • The accelerated program can save you money. Tuition and fees for the 12 undergraduate hours you will not have to take is approximately $3000.
  • Some graduate programs will waive the GRE requirement for students in the accelerated program.

Application Process

  • Graduate School Application for Admission
  • $40 application fee
  • The integrated bachelor’s/master’s plan of study signed by the applicant, the undergraduate advisor, and the graduate advisor (other signatures may be required by the associated academic college).
  • Submission of additional admission requirements determined by the department/discipline.

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