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Accelerated MSA

4+1 Program for current CMU undergraduate students!

​The Accelerated Master's Degree Program (AMDP) allows CMU undergraduate students who possess a strong academic background and are maintaining a "B" average in their undergraduate coursework to double count classes toward a Master's degree. The Accelerated Master's Degree Program (AMDP) allows students to reduce the total number of credits required to complete their undergraduate and graduate degrees by applying up to eighteen 500 and 600-level credit hours toward graduation requirements on both degree programs. In most cases, courses required on the undergraduate major may not be counted on the graduate program.

Admission Procedures

Students applying to the MSA Accelerated program must have completed 86 credit hours and must have a 3.0 GPA.  (You must have elective credits still needed for your undergraduate degree program to allow for MSA classes to be used.)

Generally, students will apply during their junior year for admission into the Accelerated Master's Degree Program to begin fall semester of their senior year. In most cases, the baccalaureate degree will be awarded within one year after admission into the Accelerated Master's Degree Program.

  1. Meet with MSA Coordinator.
  2. Submit a Graduate Admission application at https://apply​   with application fee to the CMU Main Campus.
  3. Submit an Accelerated Master's Degree Program Application.  
  4. Work with MSA Coordinator to complete a AMDP for credit approval.  

*See MSA Coordinator for most up to date forms.

For assistance applying to this program, please contact the MSA office at 

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