Accelerated, combined, and bridge degree programs enable academically qualified students to pursue a more direct pathway to earning a bachelor's and advanced degree at Drexel. Prospective first-year applicants who meet the requirements set by Undergraduate Admissions may apply for an accelerated, combined, or bridge degree program. Admission into the graduate portion of the program is provisional based on performance at the undergraduate level.
To apply for an accelerated, combined, or bridge degree, be sure to select an eligible major and indicate your interest on the admission application. Some programs require additional application materials. Refer to the First-Year Application Instructions for further information. Students transferring to the University are not initially eligible to apply for these programs; however, once admitted and their transfer is complete, students can then work with their academic advisors to apply to all programs for which they meet the requirements.
- Biology (One Co-op Option)
- Chemistry (One Co-op Option)
- Biomedical Engineering (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 and test-optional students are ineligible.
Current Drexel students may apply for some accelerated or bridge degree programs through the Graduate College after completing 90 credits but no more than 120 credits. For more information, contact the Graduate College for further information.
Additional information about accelerated, combined, and bridge degree programs can be found in the University's Course Catalog.