Accelerated Master's Degree in Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

The Accelerated Master's Program, or AMP, gives students the opportunity to earn their bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering and engineering mechanics by completing one additional year of coursework. Students in their senior year who are enrolled in AMP may take several technical electives at the graduate level which, if completed with the associated graduate requirement, will count as credit toward both degrees.

AMP's flexibility allows students to focus their graduate studies in one of the following subdisciplines: geotechnical engineering, hydraulics/hydrology, engineering mechanics, structures or transportation engineering. You may elect to pursue an emphasis in engineering management in the coursework option or include engineering management courses in other options in coordination with your adviser.

Master's Degree Options

  • Coursework only: 30 coursework units
  • Master's report: 27 coursework units, 3 report units
  • Thesis: 24 coursework units, 6 thesis units

Admission Requirements

  • Have completed at least 75 undergraduate credit hours at the time of application and 90 undergraduate credit hours at the time of entry into the AMP, with a cumulative GPA equal or above 3.3
  • Have completed at least 12 units of undergraduate credit hours in civil engineering and engineering mechanics at the University of Arizona with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for nine units and 3.5 for 12 units. These units may count toward UA CEEM advanced degrees but may not be accepted by other universities.
  • Have completed, or nearly completed, the general education requirements at the time of application
  • Undergraduate degree requirements must be completed before the student is eligible to have the master's degree awarded.
  • Submit an application to the UA Graduate College.

If you have questions or need more information about the AMP, please contact the program coordinator at 520.621.6577 or


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