WMU Accelerated Graduate Degree Programs

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Accelerated Degree Programs allow eligible students the opportunity to complete a graduate degree in less time because the student may begin taking graduate courses while still an undergraduate. During their senior year of their undergraduate careers, students in the accelerated program may take up to 12 credit hours of graduate course work which also counts in their credits toward their undergraduate degree. Once they enter graduate school, they're able to quickly move through their master's or doctoral degree requirements because they've already taken several graduate classes. Watch our YouTube video on how the AGDP works here.

To apply to an Accelerated Graduate Degree Program, go to the Graduate Application Portal, choose the Degree-Seeking graduate application. Then choose the Accelerated option to apply to an accelerated program, for example, History - MA Accelerated.

Helpful items:

  1. Review the AGDP checklist for a helpful outline of the steps involved in gaining admission to an accelerated program.
  2.  Watch our AGDP YouTube video on how the AGDP works.
  3. View the AGDP flier for more information on the benefits of an accelerated bachelor-to-master's program!


The following accelerated degree programs are available at Western Michigan University: