Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP)

The Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP) is a University-wide program reserved to current UA undergraduates that can help you earn an MS graduate degree concurrently with your undergraduate studies. Chemistry majors admitted to AMP can take up to 15 hours of graduate courses in Chemistry that will count towards both a BS and MS degrees. This can shorten the time to earn your master’s degree by one year.

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Applicants must have earned 90 or more credit hours before they apply, and have a minimum GPA of 3.5. Typically students apply to AMP in the final semester of their junior year.

How to Apply

If you are a chemistry major interested in completing an MS degree in Chemistry through AMP, you have to submit a regular application to the Graduate School as described above, including a GRE score, but your application fee will be automatically waived by the system, and your UA transcript will be automatically attached to your application documentation (other transcripts that do not show up on the UA one should be included manually through the document management system).

More Information

If you are interested in this program, please contact our Director of Graduate Recruiting (Dr. Marco Bonizzoni, well in advance of the semester for which you seek admission (e.g., by April-May for Fall admission; by October for Spring admission).