The College of Arts and Sciences at Western Michigan University offers several opportunities for you to get a head start on your graduate degree while enrolled as an undergraduate. Through WMU’s Accelerated Graduate Degree Program, students meeting certain criteria can enroll in up to 12 credit hours of designated 5000- and 6000-level courses for graduate credit. These designated courses may be used in completion of both the bachelor’s and master’s degree.
What we offer
Take advantage of an Accelerated Graduate Degree Program in any of the following disciplines:
- Applied Economics (Master of Arts)
- Biological Sciences (Master of Arts)
- Chemistry (Master of Arts)
- Communication (Master of Arts)
- Data Science (Master of Science)
- Earth Science (Master of Arts)
- English (Master of Arts)
- Hispanic Studies (Master of Arts)
- History (Master of Arts)
- Mathematics (Master of Arts)
- Medieval Studies (Master of Arts)
- Political Science (Master of Arts)
- Public History (Master of Arts)
- Sociology (Master of Arts)
- Statistics (Master of Science)
Reasons to choose our programs
- For many master’s programs, these 12 credits represent up to 40 percent of the total graduate degree requirements, meaning you’ll save a significant amount of time toward earning your graduate degree.
- These programs provide an opportunity to save money, since the tuition for these graduate credits are assessed at the undergraduate tuition rate.
- WMU’s Accelerated Graduate Degree Programs are a great way to expand your career choices, with employment in master’s-level occupations projected to grow by almost 17 percent by 2026.
Map out your program
Ready to map out your Accelerated Graduate Degree Program? Contact Arts and Sciences’ advising by your junior year.