Accelerated master's degree programs


Accelerated Degree Programs (ADP) allow current Marquette University undergraduate students to continue on for a master's degree after completing their bachelor's degrees. ADP students take classes during their senior year that meet requirements for both their undergraduate and graduate degrees.

With proper planning, most can complete a master's degree in one additional academic year - saving significant time and money!

Application process

  • Students should applying during their junior year of undergraduate studies.
  • All ADP applicants must complete the online application, as well as submit supporting materials such as letters of recommendation, a resume, or a statement of purpose, as required by their program.
  • The GRE is not required to apply.

Tuition and financial aid

  • Students continue to pay the undergraduate tuition rate until they have graduated with their bachelor's degree.
  • Some programs may be able to offer merit-based financial aid such as scholarships or assistantships to support students in their graduate-level year.
  • Private scholarships may also be available.
  • U.S. citizens and permanent residents may be eligible to apply for need-based federal aid (loans) to help fund their educational expenses as well.

Eligible programs

  • Accounting
  • Applied Economics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical & Translational Rehabilitation Health Science
  • Communication
  • Corporate Communication
  • Computing
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Human Resources
  • History
  • International Affairs
  • Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Spanish)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Speech-Language Pathology

Want to learn more?

Speak with your academic adviser or contact the Graduate School.