Accelerated, Combined and Bridge Degree Programs
Dedicated to advancing knowledge in an environment that nurtures and encourages discovery, learning, exploration, and creativity, Drexel offers unique programs that allow students to engage in rigorous, experiential, technology-infused education, enriched by the nation's premier cooperative education program. Such are the Accelerated, Combined and Bridge Degree Programs.
Academically qualified students have the opportunity to pursue an undergraduate and graduate degree within established accelerated, combined and bridge degree programs published in the Course Catalog. These programs offer students rigorous graduate-level courses, engagement with faculty mentors, and often participation in research.
Below you will find a list of programs that allow for provisional acceptance at the time of admission to the University.
Accelerated Degree Programs
- Design and Merchandising
- Economics, BS
- Economics, BA
- Entertainment and Arts Management
- Global Studies
- International Business
- Legal Studies
- Management Information Systems
- Music Industry
- Operations and Supply Chain Management
- Real Estate Management and Development
- Sport Business
BS/MS in Biomedical Engineering
BA/BS/MS in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
BS/MS in Engineering
- Architectural Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Materials Science & Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
BA in Global Studies/MS in Global and International Education
BA/BS in Math/MS in Biostatistics
BS/MS in Psychology
BA/BS/MPH in Public Health
BA/MS in Strategic and Digital Communication
BS/MS in Teaching, Learning and Curriculum (Advanced Track)
- Elementary Education - Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 4
- Elementary Education - Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 4 & Special Education
- Teacher Education - English
- Teacher Education - Secondary Mathematics
- Teacher Education - Secondary Social Studies
Combined Degree Programs
(Note: The Graduate College has no role in admission to these programs.)
BA/BS+MD Early Assurance Program
- Biological Sciences (One Co-op Option)
- Biomedical Engineering (One Co-op Option)
- Chemistry (BA only, One Co-op Option)
The application deadline for the BA/BS+MD Early Assurance program is November 1, and applicants may only apply for Early Action or Regular Decision.
Note: International students are ineligible.
Bridge Degree Programs
BS in Health Sciences/MHS in Physician Assistant
BS in Health Sciences/DPT in Physical Therapy
BS in Nutrition and Foods/MS in Nutrition and Dietetics
University Standards & Requirements for Accelerated and Bridge Degree Programs
- Application to accelerated and bridge programs begins after a student has completed at least 90 credits and a maximum limit of credits determined by the individual program. See individual programs for clearly stated admission criteria, as Colleges/Schools may set more stringent requirements for these programs.
- Provisional Admit – a first-year student can be designated as a Provisional Admit but is not officially accepted into the accelerated or bridge degree programs until the student completes at least 90 credits and meets the admissions criteria set by the individual program.
- Admission to all accelerated and bridge programs is managed by Drexel University's Graduate College.
Specific degree requirements may be more rigorous.
- Minimum Credit Requirements 225 credits
- 180 UG quarter credits
- 45 GR quarter credits
- Minimum 3.0 Cumulative GPA
- Program Requirements: The undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees are conferred Drexel University degrees.
Financial Aid Compliance
Title IV Federal Financial Aid Guidelines, Regulations & Eligibility.
- Students can receive up to 12 terms of full-time institutional grants and scholarships to support their undergraduate studies.
- To be eligible for 12 terms of Federal/State/Institutional financial aid, a student must carry a minimum of 12 undergraduate credits per term in their program of study defined by their undergraduate degree requirements.
- CO-OP terms do not count toward the 12-term limit.
- Undergraduate courses taken within the 12 terms of Financial Aid eligibility must apply directly toward the undergraduate degree. Graduate courses cannot be used to establish undergraduate financial aid eligibility.