Missouri State University

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Applying to an Accelerated Master's Program

The accelerated master’s degree option provides you with a jump-start into a graduate program. In an accelerated master’s program, you begin taking graduate course work during your junior and senior year for both graduate and undergraduate credit.

Accelerated master's programs

Graduate programs at Missouri State University offering an accelerated option are:

ProgramHours
Master of Accountancy 6
Master of Science, Applied Anthropology 6
Master of Science, Biology 12
Master of Business Administration 6
Master of Science, Cell and Molecular Biology 12
Master of Science, Chemistry 12
Master of Arts, Communication 10
Master of Science, Communication Sciences & Disorders - Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 12
Master of Science, Criminology 12
Master of Science, Early Childhood and Family Development 10
Master of Science, Elementary Education 6-12
Master of Science, Geospatial Sciences in Geography and Geology 12
Master of Global Studies 12
Master of Health Administration 6
Master of Science, Health Promotion and Wellness Management 12
Master of Arts, History 9
Master of Science in Education, Literacy 12
Master of Science, Materials Science 9
Master of Science, Mathematics 6
Master of Science in Education, Mathematics 6
Master of Natural and Applied Science 12
Master of Science, Nursing 10
Master of Science, Plant Science 12
Master of Science, Project Management 12
Master of Public Administration 12
Master of Public Health 12
Master of Arts, Religious Studies 12
Master of Science in Education, Secondary Education - English 6
Master of Science in Education, Secondary Education - History 12
Master of Science in Education, Special Education - ASD 12

Application information

You must apply and be admitted to the accelerated master’s program by both your academic department and the Graduate College before enrolling in any graduate courses. Visit with your advisor to discuss the application process for your specific area.

You will be fully classified as a graduate student upon completion of your bachelor’s degree. Therefore, you must submit your graduate application for the semester following the completion of your undergraduate degree.

Registration information

To register for classes, you must complete a Mixed Credit form and submit it to the office of the registrar in Carrington Hall 320 at the time of registration.

Depending on the program, a maximum of 12 hours of graduate credit will apply toward completion of your undergraduate degree.

For specific admission requirements and application instructions, refer to your program in the Graduate Catalog.