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Accelerated, Combined, and Bridge Degree Programs

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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.

Accelerated Degree Programs

BS/MBA Programs

Eligible Majors

  • Accounting
  • Design & Merchandising
  • Economics
  • Entertainment & Arts Management
  • Finance
  • Global Studies
  • International Business
  • Legal Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Music Industry – Business
  • Music Industry – Recording Arts & Music Production
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Real Estate Management and Development
  • Sport Business

BS in Design and Merchandising/MBA

Eligible Major

  • Design and Merchandising

BS in Music Industry/MBA

Eligible Major

  • Music Industry

BA/BS/MPH in Public Health

Eligible Major

  • Global Public Health
  • Global Studies
  • Health Services Administration
  • Public Health

BA/BS/MS in Strategic & Digital Communications

Eligible Major

  • Communications
  • Marketing

BA/BS in Marketing/MS in Communication

Eligible Major

  • Marketing

BA/BS/JD

Eligible Major

  • English
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology

BA/BS/MS in Communication

Eligible Major

  • Communication

BS in Health Services Administration/MPH in Public Health

Eligible Major

  • Health Services Administration

BS/MPH in Public Health

Eligible Major

  • Public Health

BS/MS in Biomedical Engineering

Eligible Major

  • Biomedical Engineering

BS/MS in Engineering

Eligible Majors

  • Architectural Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

BS/MS in Psychology

Eligible Major

  • Psychology

Combined Degree Programs

BA/BS+MD Early Assurance Program

Eligible Majors

  • 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.

Program Length
8 years

Bridge Degree Programs

BS in Elementary Education PK4/MS Teaching, Learning, Curriculum (Advanced Track)

Eligible Major

  • Elementary Education – Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 4
  • Elementary Education – Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 4 and Special Education
  • Teacher Education – Mathematics
  • Teacher Education – Social Studies

BS Teacher Education/MS Teaching, Learning, Curriculum (Advanced Track)

Eligible Majors

  • Teacher Education – English
  • Teacher Education – Mathematics
  • Teacher Education – Social Studies

BS in Health Sciences/MHS in Physician Assistant

Eligible Major

  • Health Sciences

BS in Health Sciences/DPT in Physical Therapy

Eligible Major

  • Health Sciences

BS in Nutrition and Foods/MS in Nutrition and Dietetics

Eligible Major

  • Nutrition and Foods

Programs Available to Current Drexel Students

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.