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Accelerated Programs

Earn Your Advanced Degree Sooner

Drexel University's College of Arts and Sciences offers a wide variety of accelerated degree programs that allow students to earn a bachelor's and an advanced degree concurrently.

Earn your advanced degree sooner — Drexel University's College of Arts and Sciences 17 accelerated degree programs allow academically qualified undergraduate students to earn a bachelor's degree and a master's degree concurrently. The college also offers streamlined pre-professional programs for students interested in a career in Medicine or Law, allowing them to graduate sooner than they would in traditional MD or JD programs.

How to Apply

Undergraduate students should review the “First-Year Application Instructions” for accelerated programs outlined by Drexel University’s Accelerated, Combined, and Bridge Degree Programs. Questions? Please contact your undergraduate advisor at the College of Arts and Sciences.

How To Apply


Eligibility and Requirements

Depending on the academic program, eligible undergraduate students can be admitted to an accelerated degree program in one of two ways: as an incoming freshman, or as a current student — after completing a minimum of 90 credits but no more than 120 credits. Visit Drexel University’s Accelerated, Combined, and Bridge Degree Programs to learn more.

Please review eligibility and requirements for each program, below. List updated: July 2023

Biological Sciences (BS + MS)

Chemistry (BS + MS)

Communication (BA) + Strategic & Digital Communication (MS)

English (BA) + Strategic & Digital Communication (MS)

Environmental Science (BS) + Ecology, Evolution and Earth Systems (MS)

Environmental Science (BS) + Environmental Policy (MSEP)

Environmental Studies and Sustainability (BA) + Environmental Policy (MSEP)

Global Studies (BA) + Business Administration (MBA)

Global Studies (BA) + Strategic & Digital Communication (MS)

Global Studies (BA) + Global and International Education (MS-GIE)

Global Studies (BA) + Public Health (MPH)

Mathematics (BS + MS)

Mathematics (BA) + Biostatistics (MS)

Mathematics (BS) + Biostatistics (MS)

Political Science (BA) + Public Policy (MS)

Psychology (BS + MS)

Sociology (BA) + Urban Strategy (MS)