Accelerated Master’s Programs

Accelerated Master's Program for UA Students

The Accelerated Master's Program in civil engineering enables advanced UA undergraduate students to complete both the Bachelor of Science and the Master of Science or Master of Engineering in five years. This program is not open to students who have completed a bachelor's or advanced degree at another institution. 

Students focus on completing undergraduate-level courses and gaining research experience during their first three to four years. By mid-November of the junior or senior year, students must submit an application to the program through the UA Graduate College.

Once accepted, students continue to take a combination of undergraduate and graduate courses in the fourth year to complete their bachelor's degree. Students also expound on their research, preparing for graduate-level research. In the fifth and final year, students focus on graduate course work and their research-based thesis in order to complete the requirements for the Master of Science.

The Master of Engineering also takes five years but only involves coursework.

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Joint Accelerated Master’s Program in Transportation with Tongji University

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