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Graduate Admission

Graduate programs and admissions policies appear in the Graduate Bulletin and at Students interested in graduate programs are encouraged to contact Graduate Student Services at 260 Foust Hall, by email at, or 989-774-4723.

Accelerated Master’s Degree Program

The Accelerated Master’s Degree Program (AMDP) allows CMU undergraduate students who possess a strong academic background and are maintaining a “B” average in their undergraduate coursework to apply typically as juniors to specific graduate programs that offer an AMDP. Students with less than a “B” average may apply to the AMDP, but they should submit information as to why they believe they can be successful in graduate level coursework. An AMDP allows students to reduce the total number of credits required to complete their undergraduate and graduate degrees by applying no more than 50% of the graduate program (500- and 600-level courses), at the discretion of the department, toward graduation requirements on both degree programs. Generally, courses required on the undergraduate major may not be counted on the graduate program. Students must enroll for the courses at the undergraduate level and may not be enrolled in more than 15 credit hours (UG and graduate level combined) per semester. The courses will be added to the graduate level once they are satisfactorily completed. Not all graduate programs offer the Accelerated Master’s Degree Program. Check the Graduate Studies website for the most recent list of Accelerated Master’s Degree Program.

Admission Procedures. Each program will determine admission criteria to any Accelerated Master’s Degree Program (AMDP) which will be at least as rigorous as the admission requirements to the department’s master’s program. Generally, students will apply during their junior year for admission into the AMDP to begin the first semester of their senior year. To seek approval to enroll in an AMDP students should 1) submit an online admission application to be an Accelerated Masters student and 2) complete and submit the Accelerated Master’s Degree Program Application and Credit Approvals found on the College of Graduate Studies website. If approved for admission, students must earn at least a “B” (3.0) in each course that applies to the graduate degree. Upon successful completion of the baccalaureate degree, students must contact the Office of the Registrar to have the credits on the Credit Approval Form moved from the undergraduate record to the graduate record. AMDP student grades will be monitored by the College of Graduate Studies and any student who does not earn a “B” in each course that applies to the graduate degree will be removed from the AMDP. Students removed from the AMDP must apply for readmission into the master’s program. If removed from the AMDP, the completed courses may still be used at the undergraduate level, but cannot subsequently be used at a graduate level. (Academic Senate, 2/27/18)

If you are admitted to an AMDP, your financial aid may be affected. Contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid for information (989-774-3674) or