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Accelerated Degree Programs

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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:

  • First-year admission
  • Current Drexel students (depending on program criteria)

Programs Available to First-Year Applicants

Prospective first-year applicants 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 First-Year Application Instructions for further information.

BS/MBA

BS in Business/MBA

Eligible Majors

  • All Business majors (One Co-op Option)
  • Economics (One Co-op Option)

Program Length
5 years

BS in Computing and Security Technology/MBA

Eligible Majors

  • Computing and Security Technology (One Co-op Option)

Program Length
5 years

BS in Culinary Arts and Science/MBA

Eligible Majors

  • Culinary Arts and 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 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 in Sport Management/MBA

Eligible Majors

  • Sport Management (One Co-op Option)

Program Length
5 years

BA/BS/MS

BA/BS/MS in Communication

Eligible Majors

  • Communication (One or Three Co-op Option)

Program Length
5 years

BA in Philosophy/MS in Public Policy

Eligible Majors

  • Philosophy (Three Co-op Option)

Program Length
5 years

BA/MS in Library and Information Science

Eligible Majors

  • 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 Computing & Informatics

Eligible Majors

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

Program Length
5 years

BS/MS in Education

Eligible Majors

  • Most undergraduate majors except: College of Computing & Informatics, College of Nursing and Health Professions, School of Public Health, Architecture, Biomedical Engineering, Communications (BA), Chemistry (BA), Construction Management, Culinary Arts and Science, Engineering Technology, Product Design, Sport Management, Undeclared – General Humanities and Social Sciences, and Undeclared – Science (One Co-op Option).

Program Length
5 years

BS/MS in Engineering

Eligible Majors

  • All Engineering majors (Three Co-op Option) except: Engineering Technology and Construction Management.

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)
  • All LeBow College of Business majors (One Co-op Option), except Business and Engineering, Business Analytics, Technology Innovation Management, and Organizational Management
  • 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)
  • Humanities and Social Science majors (One Co-op Option), except General Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Computing & Informatics majors (One Co-op Option)

Program Length
6 or 7 years

BS/DPT in Physical Therapy

Eligible Majors

  • Health Sciences (One Co-op Option)

Program Length
6 years

BS/MHS in Physician Assistant

Eligible Majors

  • Health Sciences (One Co-op Option)

Program Length
5.25 years

BS/MPH in Health Services Administration and Public Health

Eligible Majors

  • Health Services Administration (One Co-op Option)

Program Length
5 years

BS/MPH in Public Health

Eligible Majors

  • Public Health (One Co-op Option)

Program Length
4.5 years

BA Global Studies/MPH in Public Health

Eligible Majors

  • Global Studies (One Co-op Option)

Program Length
4.5 years

Combined Program

BA/BS + MD (Medicine) Program

Eligible Majors

  • Biology (One Co-op Option)
  • Chemistry (One Co-op Option)
  • Psychology (One Co-op Option)
  • Biomedical Engineering (One Co-op Option)
  • All College of Engineering majors (One Co-op Option), except Engineering Technology and Construction Management.

The application deadline for the BA/BS + MD program is November 1, and applicants may only apply for Early Action or Regular Decision.

Note: International students are ineligible.

Program Length
8 years

Programs Available to Current Drexel Students

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

  • BA/MA in English and Publishing
  • BS/MA in Creative Arts in Therapy, Dance/Movement Therapy
  • BS/MBA within LeBow College (after completing 24 credits)
  • BA/MS in Art History (BA) and Arts Administration (MS)
  • BS/MS in Biology
  • BS/MS in Biomedical Engineering
  • BS/MS in Chemistry
  • BA/BS/MS Communication
  • BS/MS within the College of Computing & Informatics
  • BS/MS in Digital Media
  • BS/MS in Education
  • BS/MS in Engineering
  • BS/MS in Environmental Science
  • BS/MS in Interior Design (BS) and Interior Architecture and Design (MS)
  • BA/BS/MS in Library and Information Science
  • BS/MS in Mathematics
  • BS/MS in Psychology