Accelerated Master's Programs


The Division of Graduate Studies offers exceptional undergraduate students in selected majors the opportunity to earn both a bachelor's degree and master's degree in as few as 5 years. Accelerated Master's Programs (AMPs) are for high-achieving undergraduates in participating majors who plan to continue in a master’s program. 

Each AMP sets its own admission criteria and internal admissions processes. Interested students should inquire with the program offering the AMP regarding admission. Currently available AMPs include: 

  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Electrochemical Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Multimedia Journalism
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Special Education

AMP Policies

  • Students must be classified as Juniors or Seniors in order to apply to an AMP. 
  • AMP students must be classified as Seniors in order to begin taking graduate-level courses.  
  • Typically, AMP students may take up to 24 graduate credits while classified as undergraduates, some of which may be used toward both bachelor’s and master’s degree requirements. However, AMP requirements and credit limits vary from program to program. Check with the department offering the AMP for more information about requirements specific to that program.
  • Students will be considered undergraduates, charged at the undergraduate rate, and retain eligibility for undergraduate scholarships until the bachelor’s degree is conferred, at which point they will be officially admitted as master’s students, be charged at the graduate tuition rate, and be eligible for graduate assistantships. 
  • While classified as undergraduates, even if taking graduate classes, students will be subject to all undergraduate policies, including Academic Standing rules for undergraduate students. 
  • Students who have been accepted to an accelerated master’s program must complete all of their bachelor’s degree requirements and graduate within 12 months of the first day of the quarter in which they begin taking graduate courses as part of the accelerated program. Students who fail to do so will undergo a progress review and may be dismissed from the AMP. 
  • A student who is admitted to an AMP and subsequently decides not to continue into the master’s program may still count up to 16 graduate credits earned as an undergraduate toward the bachelor’s degree, but they may not use those graduate credits toward a UO graduate degree should they decide to return to the UO at a later date. 
  • 400-level courses will not be allowed to count toward minimum master’s degree requirements, even by petition and even if the associated 500-level course would have been accepted toward master’s degree requirements. In the case of a student who has already taken a 400-level course and the corresponding 500-level course is required for the master’s degree, the student may be required to take the 500-level course. Once accepted to an accelerated master’s program, the designated AMP coordinator for the program should work closely with students to ensure registration in the appropriate graduate-level courses. 

AMP Forms

AMP Graduate Course Registration Form

Propose a New AMP - Information for Faculty and Staff

Guidelines for Development of a New AMP

This document outlines the policies related to development of a new Accelerated Master's Program. 

AMP Proposal Template

Word document to help you get started with the AMP proposal process. 

Courseleaf Submission Guide

PDF document that maps the AMP proposal requirements to the corresponding fields in Courseleaf.