Why an Accelerated Masters?
Earning your master's degree pays off. US News & World Report reports that people with master's degrees earn considerably more than their counterparts with a bachelor's degree—a lifetime earning average of more than $400,000. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment in master's-level occupations will grow by almost 17 percent from 2016 to 2026, the fastest of any education level. Performance indicators like these make it clear that an advanced degree can provide an immediate and significant return on your educational investment.
Take a closer look at Michigan Tech's accelerated master's program. With just one additional year of study beyond your bachelor's, you can earn your master's degree, making you more marketable in industry or preparing you for advanced doctoral-level research.
Are you a junior-level Michigan Tech undergraduate student studying in one of the degree areas listed here? Apply now—it's fast, easy, and free.
Are you considering a change to a major with an accelerated master's degree option? Schedule a meeting with your advisor.
Bachelor's + 1 Year = Master's Degree
Michigan Tech's accelerated master's degree program is a faster, easier way for students in a variety of majors to earn a master's degree. If you're thinking about pursuing a master's immediately following your bachelor's this option might be the right choice for you.
How Does It Work?
With an accelerated master's, you can double count six credit hours toward both degrees, and still be eligible for Senior Rule—saving you time and money.
With Michigan Tech's accelerated master's degree program, you benefit from:
- Speed—complete your master's degree in just one additional year of study beyond your bachelor's.
- Cost savings—an accelerated program means that you spend less time and less money earning your degree.
- Variety—there are multiple accelerated master's degree options to choose from.
Higher Lifetime Earnings
The National Association of Colleges and Employers reports that people with master's degrees earn up to 43 percent more than those with bachelor's degrees—the accelerated program helps you get there faster!
If you're thinking about earning an accelerated master’s degree, consult this checklist to see if you qualify.
To be considered for the accelerated master’s program, you must:
- Be a current Michigan Tech undergraduate student in good standing
- Have achieved at least junior-level standing
- Plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in an area of study that offers the program
- Intend to complete both your bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Michigan Tech
- Not have completed your bachelor’s degree or started your graduate studies (students already enrolled in a graduate program can not retroactively enroll in the accelerated master’s program)
- Apply for admission through the Graduate School application process
Each department has unique requirement criteria—including GPA, letters of recommendation, and graduate entrance tests. For more detailed information, visit the graduate program page in your department of interest.