The Accelerated Master's Program is intended for gifted and highly motivated candidates for bachelor’s degrees at The University of Alabama whose objectives include degrees at the master's or doctoral level. In participating AMP departments, with a related undergraduate and graduate program, qualified students apply to begin graduate study in their senior year. Although AMP students will typically complete the requirements for the bachelor’s degree prior to the graduate degree, such a program may lead to simultaneous completion of requirements for both graduate and bachelor's degrees. New College students can participate in any of the programs listed below if they have the approval of both the director of New College and the Graduate Program director. A student may enroll in only one AMP program.  

AMP students are classified as undergraduates until they complete the requirements for their undergraduate degrees, and therefore may not hold graduate assistantships until their classifications are changed to graduate status. At that time, AMP students will also become eligible for graduate fellowships and scholarships. 

Applicants to the Accelerated Master's Program (AMP) are not required to submit an admission test score except in the following cases: 1) AMP programs in the Manderson Graduate School of Business (with the exception of Marketing); 2) AMP programs leading to a Geography master's, and 3) AMP programs in the College of Education. 

Any department that offers a graduate program may, with the approval of the dean of the Graduate School, participate in AMP. The following programs currently are approved to participate in AMP:

Department Undergraduate Major Graduate Program Dual-counted Hours Minimum Overall GPA for Admission Length for Completion (Years)
Advertising and Public Relations BA Advertising, BA Public Relations MA Advertising and Public Relations 12 3.3 5
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics BS Aerospace Engineering MS Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics 12 3.3 5
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics BS Mechanical Engineering MS Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics 9 3.3 5
American Studies BA American Studies MA American Studies 15 3.3 5
Anthropology BA Anthropology MA Anthropology 15 3.75 (3.3 in exceptional cases) 5
Art and Art History BA Art History MA Art History 15 3.3 5
Biological Sciences BS Biology MA Biological Sciences 15 3.3 5
Biological Sciences BS Biology MS Biology 15 3.3 5
Chemical and Biological Engineering BS Chemical Engineering MS Chemical Engineering 15 3.3 5
Chemical and Biological Engineering BS Chemical Engineering PhD Chemical Engineering 15 3.3 7
Chemistry and Biochemistry BS Chemistry MS Chemistry 15 3.5 5
Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering BS Civil Engineering MS Civil Engineering 9 3.3 5
Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering BS Environmental Engineering MS Environmental Engineering 9 3.3 5
Communication Studies BA Communication Studies MA Communication Studies 10 3.3 5
Computer Science BS Computer Science MS Computer Science 12 3.3 5
Consumer Sciences BS Consumer Sciences MS Consumer Sciences 15 3.3 5
Criminology and Criminal Justice BA Criminology and Criminal Justice MS Criminology and Criminal Justice 9 3.3 5
Curriculum and Instruction BS Mathematics (Mathematics Education Concentration) MA Secondary Education 15 3.3 5
Economics, Finance and Legal Studies BA Economics, BS Economics MA Economics 12 3.3 5
Economics, Finance and Legal Studies BS Economics MS Finance 12 3.3 5
Economics, Finance and Legal Studies BS Finance MS Finance 12 3.3 5
Economics, Finance and Legal Studies BS Finance MA Economics 12 3.3 5
Electrical and Computer Engineering BS Electrical Engineering MS Electrical Engineering 6 3.3 5
English BA English MA English 15 3.5 5
Geography BS Environmental Science MS Geography 15 3.5 5
Geography BA Geography MS Geography 15 3.5 5
Geography BS Geography MS Geography 15 3.5 5
Geological Sciences BS Geology MS Geology 15 3.5 5
Health Science BS Athletic Training MA Health Studies 15 3.5 5
Health Science BS Public Health MPH Health Education and Promotion 15 3.3 (3.5 in public health courses) 5
History BA History MA History 15 3.75 5
Human Development and Family Studies BS Human Development and Family Studies MS Human Development and Family Studies 15 3.3 5
Human Nutrition and Hospitality Management BS Food and Nutrition MS Human Nutrition 15 3.5 5
Human Nutrition and Hospitality Management BS Hospitality Management MS Hospitality Management 15 3.3 5
Information Systems, Statistics and Management Science BS Mathematics (Statistics and Optimization Concentration) MS Applied Statistics 12 3.3 5
Information Systems, Statistics and Management BS Management Information Systems MS Management Information Systems 15 3.3 5
Information Systems, Statistics and Management Science BS Operations Management MS Operations Management 15 (12 for the Enterprise Integration focused area of study) 3.4 5
Journalism and Creative Media BA News Media, BA Creative Media MA Journalism 12 3.5 5
Management BS Management MA Management 12 3.3 (3.5 in Management Courses) 5
Marketing BS Marketing MS Marketing 15 3.3 (3.5 in marketing classes) 5
Mathematics BS Mathematics MA Mathematics 15 3.75 5
Mechanical Engineering BS Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics MS Mechanical Engineering 6 3.3 5
Mechanical Engineering BS Mechanical Engineering MS Mechanical Engineering 9 3.3 5
Mechanical Engineering BS Mechanical Engineering PhD Mechanical Engineering 9 3.3 7
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering BS Metallurgical Engineering MS Metallurgical Engineering 9 3.3 5
Modern Languages and Classics BA Foreign Languages and Literature (German Track) MA German 12 3.3 5
Modern Languages and Classics BA Foreign Languages and Literature (French Track) MA Romance Languages - French 12 3.3 5
Modern Languages and Classics BA Spanish MA Romance Languages - Spanish 12 3.3 5
Physics and Astronomy BS Physics MS Physics 12 3.75 5
Political Science BA Political Science MA Political Science 15 3.75 5
Political Science BA Political Science MPA Public Administration 15 3.75 5

Students may start the AMP program once they have earned 90 or more undergraduate hours. Typically, this would mean that an AMP student will apply to the Graduate School in the final semester of their junior year. Once admitted, an AMP student is approved to take up to 15 hours of graduate courses that will count towards both the bachelor’s and graduate degrees. At the time of application they must have overall undergraduate GPAs of not less than 3.3 in all courses (or higher if required by their program). Many programs require a higher GPA for admission and/or do not permit the full 15 hours to dual-count (see table). Permission to take graduate courses will be granted by the Graduate School if the student has met the criteria above as well as other minimum requirements for graduate admission. Upon admission to the Graduate School, an AMP student will begin a program of study leading to the master's or doctoral degree, as approved by his or her department and by the dean of the Graduate School. It is advised that prospective AMP students meet with the Graduate Program director for their prospective AMP program at the beginning of their junior year. Programs may have specific coursework requirements and graduate class prerequisites for which an AMP student must be prepared.