Accelerated Programs

Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s.

Claim Your Future…faster.

Our accelerated programs enable high-achieving undergraduate students to add a master’s degree to their studies for less time and money than traditional academic journeys. This is possible because accelerated programs allow up to 9 credits to be double counted towards your undergraduate and graduate coursework.

That means you can leave UMBC with a bachelor’s and master’s degree with just one to one-and-a-half additional years of study.

Currently, we offer four options for acceleration. If you are a current or prospective undergraduate student, take a look at the accelerated combination that interests you.

Who is Eligible to Accelerate?

  • IS & BTA undergraduate students
  • Minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA for consideration

Why Choose an Accelerated Program?

  • Mix and match your areas of interest
  • Save money with double counted classes
  • Be more competitive in the workforce
  • Earn a higher salary upon graduation
  • More time to complete research

How Can I Accelerate?

  • Review the program(s) that interest you
  • Talk to your Academic Advisor
  • Make sure you meet the minimum requirements
  • Gather required documents
  • Complete the IS Accelerated Programs Application
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Deadlines for applications to the combined programs are December 15 and June 15.