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. 

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 Admission test score waiver Minimum Overall GPA for admission Length for completion (years);
Advertising and Public Relations BA Advertising, BA Public Relations MA Advertising and Public Relations 12 If major GPA>= 3.75 3.3 5
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics BS Aerospace Engineering MS Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics 12 Yes 3.3 5
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics BS Mechanical Engineering MS Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics 9 Yes 3.3 5
American Studies BA American Studies MA American Studies 15 No 3.3 5
Anthropology BA Anthropology MA Anthropology 15 No 3.75 (3.3 in exceptional cases) 5
Art and Art History BA Art History MA Art History 15 No 3.3 5
Biological Sciences BS Biology MS Biology 15 No 3.3 5
Chemical and Biological Engineering BS Chemical Engineering MS Chemical Engineering 15 Yes 3.3 5
Chemical and Biological Engineering BS Chemical Engineering PhD Chemical Engineering 15 Yes 3.3 7
Chemistry and Biochemistry BS Chemistry MS Chemistry 15 No 3.5 5
Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering BS Civil Engineering MS Civil Engineering 9 Yes 3.3 5
Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering BS Environmental Engineering MS Environmental Engineering 9 Yes 3.3 5
Communication Studies BA Communication Studies MA Communication Studies 10 If major GPA >= 3.7 3.3 5
Computer Science BS Computer Science MS Computer Science 12 Yes 3.3 5
Consumer Sciences BS Consumer Sciences MS Consumer Sciences 15 Yes 3.3 5
Criminology and Criminal Justice BA Criminology and Criminal Justice MS Criminology and Criminal Justice 9 No 3.3 5
Curriculum and Instruction BS Secondary Education (Mathematics Education Concentration) MA Secondary Education 15 No 3.3 5
Economics, Finance and Legal Studies BA Economics, BS Economics MA Economics 12 No 3.3 5
Economics, Finance and Legal Studies BS Finance MS Finance 12 No 3.3 5
Electrical and Computer Engineering BS Electrical Engineering MS Electrical Engineering 6 Yes 3.3 5
English BA English MA English 15 No 3.5 5
Geography and Planning BA Geography MS Geography 15 No 3.5 5
Geological Sciences BS Geology MS Geology 15 No 3.5 5
Human Environmental Science - General BS Hospitality Management MS Human Environmental Sciences (Hospitality Management) 15 Yes 3.5 5
Health Science BS Athletic Training MA Health Studies 15 Yes 3.5 5
History BA History MA History 15 No 3.75 5
Human Development and Family Studies BS Human Development and Family Studies MS Human Development and Family Studies 15 No 3.3 5
Human Nutrition and Hospitality Management BS Food and Nutrition MS Human Nutrition 15 Yes 3.5 5
Information Systems, Statistic and Management Science BS Mathematics (Statistics and Optimization Concentration) MS Applied Statistics 12 No 3.3 5
Information Systems, Statistic and Management Science BS Operations Management MS Operations Management 15 (12 for the Enterprise Integration focused area of study) No 3.4 5
Journalism and Creative Media BA News Media, BA Creative Media MA Journalism 12 No 3.5 5
Marketing BS Marketing MS Marketing 15 Yes 3.3 (3.5 in marketing classes) 5
Mathematics BS Mathematics MA Mathematics 15 Yes 3.75 5
Mechanical Engineering BS Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics MS Mechanical Engineering 6 Yes 3.3 5
Mechanical Engineering BS Mechanical Engineering MS Mechanical Engineering 9 Yes 3.3 5
Mechanical Engineering BS Mechanical Engineering PhD Mechanical Engineering 9 Yes 3.3 7
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering BS Metallurgical Engineering MS Metallurgical Engineering 9 Yes 3.3 5
Modern Languages and Classics BA Foreign Languages and Literature (German Track) MA German 12 Yes 3.3 5
Modern Languages and Classics BA Foreign Languages and Literature (French Track) MA Romance Languages - French 12 No 3.3 5
Physics and Astronomy BS Physics MS Physics 12 Yes 3.75 5
Political Science BA Political Science MA Political Science 15 No 3.75 5
Political Science BA Political Science MPA Public Administration 15 No 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.