The Accelerated Master's Program (AMP) in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department (MAE) allows high achieving students to pursue the Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in an accelerated manner. The program is for currently enrolled full-time UCCS students and allows students to take up to six credit hours of graduate level courses which will count towards graduation requirements for both their Bachelor of Science (BS) and Master of Science (MS) degrees.
To participate in the Accelerated Master's Program, the student will fill out an "Intent application" while they are a full-time UCCS student in the BS Mechanical Engineering Program. Transfer students must complete at least 24 credit hours in the BS in ME program before submitting their intent to enter the program. Current students may submit their intent after they have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours of the mechanical engineering core courses. The typical standard for acceptance into the program a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.25. After this application is accepted, the student can take up to nine credit hours of graduate classes as a BS student. Six credit hours of graduate coursework can be applied toward elective requirements for the BS, as well as toward graduation requirements for the MS. Up to three additional hours (nine hours total) can be transferred into the MS program. Students are expected to maintain full-time status during the AMP (an average of 24 undergraduate credits or 18 graduate credits per year, or equivalent combinations thereof such as 12 undergraduate and 9 graduate credits).
After the BS requirements are completed, students in the AMP program will receive their BS degree. During the final year of the BS, students will apply for the MS in the usual manner.
Click here for the Accelerated MS Intent Application.
PLEASE NOTE: The form is a PDF form, and as such, the user needs to have either Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader installed on their computer. The form must be filled out in the browser itself, not in the PDF application. We strongly advise students to use either Internet Explorer or Safari. (Although the user can click the "Submit" button using Firefox, the form will NOT actually submit.)