Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP)

The Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP) is a University-wide program available to current UA undergraduate chemistry majors who wish to earn an MSc degree concurrently with their undergraduate studies. Chemistry majors admitted to AMP can take up to 12 hours of graduate courses in Chemistry that will count towards both BS and MSc 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 3.7. Typically, students apply to the AMP in the final semester of their junior year.

How to Apply

If you are a chemistry major interested in completing an MSc 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. Elizabeth Papish) well in advance of the semester for which you seek admission (e.g., by April-May for Fall admission; by October for Spring admission).