Accelerated Options

Accelerated Options allow exceptional students at Mizzou the opportunity to complete requirements for a degree or set of degrees at an accelerated pace.  While most accelerated options involve a bachelor’s and a graduate or professional degree, there may be an accelerated option within a bachelor’s degree.

Accelerated Options involving bachelor’s and master’s degree

These accelerated options allow for completion of both degrees typically in one year less than if each program were completed separately.  Qualified students may earn up to 15 credit hours of graduate coursework while finishing their undergraduate degree.  Students must apply and be admitted to an accelerated option before reaching 90 undergraduate credit hours.  Refer to the specific bachelor's and master's degree pages in this catalog for details on the degree requirements.

Accelerated Options involving bachelor’s and professional degree

These accelerated options allow for completion of both degrees typically in one year less than if each program were completed separately.   Students must apply and be admitted to an accelerated option. Qualified students typically earn credit hours of professional elective coursework in what would have been their final year of undergraduate work.  Due to the unique nature of each professional program, students should consult with an advisor early on in the undergraduate process.  Refer to the specific bachelor's and professional degree pages in this catalog for details on the degree requirements.

Accelerated Options within a bachelor’s degree

These accelerated options allow for an intense curriculum, typically for students who have already completed one bachelor’s degree, and are returning for a second bachelor’s.  Refer to the specific bachelor's degree page in this catalog for details on the degree requirements.

Consideration for all Accelerated Options

Regardless of which type of accelerated option being considered, it is recommended that all students understand the following:

  • Being admitted to an accelerated option may have an impact on your Financial Aid.  Impacts could include grants, loans, work-study and scholarships.  Students are encouraged to visit with their Financial Aid Advisor early in the process.
  • Participation in an accelerated option may impact your eligibility for Dean’s List inclusion or for Honors eligibility.  Students are encouraged to visit with their Academic Advisor early in the process.
  • Costs for an accelerated option may be different than a regular bachelor’s degree or graduate degree or professional degree.  Students are encouraged to inquire about tuition rates for all classes included in the curriculum.  For details on various tuition and fee rates, refer to the Cashier’s website at https://cashiers.missouri.edu/cost/.