Accelerated Degree Programs

Accelerated Degree Programs (ADP) allow current Marquette undergraduate students to continue on for a master's degree by taking courses during senior year that meet requirements towards both undergraduate and master's degrees.

With proper planning, students can earn both undergraduate and master's degree within five years, saving time and money as well as getting into the workforce faster. Applications for ADP programs begin junior year. For more information and questions regarding these programs, please contact individual departments or the Graduate School.

B.S. and M.S. in Chemistry

This program provides a streamlined path to the bachelor's and master's degrees in chemistry. Students apply for the B.S. and M.S. degree at the beginning of their junior year. Learn more about the accelerated degree program.

B.S. in Computer Science and M.S. in Computing

The ADP in Computer Science and Computing provides the opportunity to extend technical knowledge though the acquisition of 24 additional credits in courses related to computer science, information technology, computer engineering, and information's systems, which are the five disciplines that constitute the study of computing. Computer Science majors considering a professional career can choose to combine the undergraduate course work with an additional year of study to receive a B.S. with a major in Computer Science and an M.S. in Computing in five years. Learn more about the accelerated degree program.

B.A. and M.A. in History

This program is especially well suited for students interested in working in Public History, museums, archives and libraries, teaching as well as other applied History fields. Learn more about the accelerated degree program.

B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy

Students accepted into the program may transfer up to 12 credits of approved 5000-plus level courses into their graduate program. Undergraduates participating in this program are granted early admission to the graduate school and are allowed to take specific graduate-level courses during their junior and senior years.

To be considered for admission to the B.A./M.A. five-year program, applicants must formally apply to the philosophy department in their junior year at Marquette University and have achieved a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.000. Learn more about the accelerated degree program.

B.A. and M.A. in Political Science and International Affairs

This program is open to both Political Science and International Affairs majors. Students applying to this program should be juniors who have completed three upper division courses in political science and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better in their political science courses. Learn more about the accelerated degree program.

B.A. and M.A. in Spanish

This program provides the opportunity for students to concentrate on their language, cultural and literary competency and critical thinking skills, as well as their ability to use Spanish effectively in the fields of business, health, international relations, and other professional fields.

Candidates for admission should have undergraduate junior status and have completed at least three upper division Spanish courses, and should also have a GPA of at least 3.00. Candidates are required to consult with their advisor prior to submitting an application and must notify the Chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures of their intentions. Learn more about the accelerated degree program.

B.S. in science disciplines and M.B.A.

This accelerated degree program is for undergraduate students in select mathematics, science and technology majors. This five-year program (STEM-MBA) is one of only a few nationwide and the first in the region. It gives students the ability to earn both a bachelor's degree in their chosen major, a minor in business administration and a Master of Business Administration degree from Marquette's Graduate School of Management. Learn more about the accelerated degree program.