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Accelerated Degree Programs

Accelerated degree programs enable academically qualified students to earn both a bachelor's and an advanced degree — graduating sooner than they would in traditional programs. Depending on the academic program, eligible students can be admitted to an accelerated degree program in one of two ways:

  • Freshman admission
  • Current Drexel students (depending on program criteria)

Programs Available to Freshman Applicants

Prospective freshmen who meet the requirements set by Undergraduate Admissions may apply for an accelerated degree program. Acceptance into the graduate portion of the program is provisional based on performance at the undergraduate level.

To apply for an accelerated degree, be sure to select an eligible major and indicate your interest on the admission application. Accelerated degree applicants must also submit an admission essay on specific topics. Some programs require additional application materials. Refer to the Freshman Instructions for further information.

BS/MBA

BS in Business/MBA

Eligible Majors

  • All Business majors (One Co-op Option)

Program Length
5 years

BS in Culinary Arts/MBA

Eligible Majors

  • Culinary Arts (One Co-op Option)

Program Length
5 years

BS in Culinary Science/MBA

Eligible Majors

  • Culinary Science (One Co-op Option)

Program Length
5 years

BS in Hospitality Management/MBA

Eligible Majors

  • Hospitality Management (One Co-op Option)

Program Length
5 years

BS in Design and Merchandising/MBA

Eligible Majors

  • Design and Merchandising (One Co-op Option)

Program Length
5 years

BS in Entertainment and Arts Management/MBA

Eligible Majors

  • Entertainment and Arts Management (One Co-op Option)

Program Length
5 years

BS in Information Technology/MBA

Eligible Majors

  • Information Technology (One Co-op Option)

Program Length
5 years

BS in Information Systems/MBA

Eligible Majors

  • Information Systems (One Co-op Option)

Program Length
5 years

BS in Music Industry/MBA

Eligible Majors

  • Music Industry (One Co-op Option)

Program Length
5 years

BS/MS

BA/BS/MS in Library and Information Science

Eligible Majors

  • History (One Co-op Option)
  • Informatics (One Co-op Option)

Program Length
5 years

BA/BS/MS in Science, Technology, and Society

Eligible Majors

  • Anthropology (One Co-op Option)
  • Communication (One Co-op Option)
    • Corporate and Public Relations
    • Journalism
    • Technical and Science Communication
  • History (One Co-op Option)

Program Length
5 years

BS/MS in Accounting

Eligible Majors

  • Accounting (One Co-op Option)

Program Length
5 years

BS/MS in Biomedical Engineering

Eligible Majors

  • Biomedical Engineering (Three Co-op Option)

Program Length
5 years

BS/MS in Communication

Eligible Majors

  • Communication (One or Three Co-op Option)
    • Corporate and Public Relations
    • Journalism
    • Technical and Science Communication

Program Length
5 years

BS/MS in Computing & Informatics

Eligible Majors

  • All Computing & Informatics majors (Three Co-op Option)

Program Length
5 years

BS/MS in Education (Five Years, One-Co-op)

Eligible Majors

  • Most undergraduate majors except: College of Computing & Informatics, College of Nursing and Health Professions, School of Public Health, Engineering Technology, General Humanities and Social Sciences, Science for Still-Deciding Students® (One Co-op Option), Biomedical Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture, and Product Design

Program Length
5 years

BS/MS in Education (Four Years, No Co-op)

Eligible Majors

  • Elementary and Secondary Education (No Co-op Option)

Program Length
4 years

BS/MS in Engineering

Eligible Majors

  • All Engineering majors (Three Co-op Option)

Program Length
5 years

BS/MS in Psychology

Eligible Majors

  • Psychology (No Co-op Option)

Program Length
5 years

Other Accelerated Degrees

BA/BS/JD (Law)

Eligible Majors

  • Biomedical Engineering (One Co-op Option)
  • Business (One Co-op Option), except Economics, Business and Engineering, and Business Analytics
  • BS in Engineering (No Co-op Option) and all other College of Engineering majors
  • Chemistry (No Co-op Option)
  • Economics (One Co-op)
  • Environmental Science (No Co-op Option)
  • Health Services Administration (One Co-op Option)
  • Humanities majors (One Co-op Option), except General Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Computing & Informatics majors (One Co-op Option), except Computer Science and Informatics

Program Length
6 or 7 years

BA/BS/MD (Medicine)

Eligible Majors

  • Biology (No Co-op Option)
  • Chemistry (No Co-op Option)
  • Psychology (No Co-op Option)
  • Biomedical Engineering (One Co-op Option)
  • BS in Engineering (No Co-op Option) and all other College of Engineering majors (One-Co-op Option)

International students are ineligible. The application deadline is November 1.

Program Length
7 or 8 years

BS/DPT in Physical Therapy

Eligible Majors

  • Pathway to Health Professions (One Co-op Option)

Program Length
6 years

BS/MHS in Physician Assistant

Eligible Majors

  • Pathway to Health Professions (One Co-op Option)

Program Length
5 years

BS/MPH in Public Health

Eligible Majors

  • Health Services Administration (One Co-op Option)

Program Length
5 years

BS/PhD in Architectural Engineering

Eligible Majors

  • All Engineering majors (Three Co-op Option)

Program Length
7 or 8 years

Programs Available to Current Drexel Students

Current Drexel students may apply for the following accelerated degree programs through the Office of Graduate Studies after completing 90 credits, but no more than 120 credits. Contact the Office of Graduate Studies for further information.

  • BS/MA in Creative Arts in Therapy, Dance/Movement Therapy
  • BS/MBA within LeBow College (after completing 24 credits)
  • BS/MS within Computing & Informatics
  • BS/MS in Biology
  • BS/MS in Biomedical Engineering
  • BS/MS in Chemistry
  • BS/MS in Communication
  • BS/MS in Digital Media
  • BS/MS in Education
  • BS/MS in Engineering
  • BS/MS in Mathematics
  • BS/MS in Psychology

Current Drexel students may also apply for early assurance into medicine or nursing. Each early assurance program has specific admission requirements. Visit the following webpages to learn more about these programs.