Why an Accelerated Master's?
Be where job demand is and make more money. US News & World Report reports that people with master's degrees earn a lifetime average of $400,000 more than their counterparts with bachelor's degrees. Employment in master's-level occupations are expected to grow by almost 17 percent through 2026, the fastest of any education level. It's clear from performance indicators: an advanced degree can provide an immediate and significant return on your education investment.
Put Michigan Tech's accelerated master's program to work for you. Earn your master's with only one additional year of study beyond your bachelor's. You're already in learning mode. This is the time.
If you're a junior-level Michigan Tech undergraduate student studying in one of the degree areas listed here it's easy to apply now—it's fast and free.
If you're thinking about changing your major to a program that offers an accelerated master's degree option, schedule a meeting with your advisor to get started.
Bachelor's + 1 Year = Master's Degree
Michigan Tech's accelerated master's degree program is a faster, easier way for students to earn a master's degree. If you're thinking about pursuing a master's immediately following your bachelor's this option can be the right choice for you.
How Does It Work?
For your accelerated master's, you can double count 6 credit hours toward both degrees, and still be eligible for Senior Rule—saving time and money.
With Michigan Tech's accelerated master's degree program, you benefit from:
- Speed—complete your master's degree in one additional year of study beyond your bachelor's.
- Savings—spend less time and less money earning your degree.
- Variety—choose from multiple accelerated master's degree options.
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!
Do you qualify? Here's a checklist.
To be considered for the accelerated master’s program, you must:
- Be a current Michigan Tech undergraduate student in good standing
- 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 (if you are currently enrolled in a graduate program you cannot 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.