Patti J. King
Senior Associate, Academic Affairs
Office of Academic Affairs
The University of Arizona
P.O. Box 210128
Tucson, AZ 85721-0128
Phone: (520) 621-4107
Fax: (520) 621-1008
Accelerated Masterís Program (AMP)
Degree and Tuition Policies
Students will be considered undergraduates until they complete their undergraduate requirements, which should be no later than the end of the fourth year. Students entering with Advanced Placement Credit or who attend summer school would likely graduate with their Bachelorís in the 3rd year. Students must take at least 12 of their graduate credits while in graduate status. In other words,
- During years 1-3 (or approximately 0-90 credits) students will be taking undergraduate coursework and charged at the undergraduate rate.
- Once admitted to AMP, during the senior (or transition year), they may take up to 12 units of graduate coursework which may apply toward both the Bachelor’s and the Master’s degrees. Students will be charged at the undergraduate rate and retain eligibility for undergraduate scholarships.
- After completion of all Bachelors’ requirements, students will be granted graduate status, be charged at the graduate rate, and be eligible for graduate assistantships. The student won’t be eligible to graduate nor will they be eligible for assistantships until all Bachelors’ requirements are completed. While an undergraduate, students are required to keep their graduate coursework cumulative GPA at 3.0 or higher to be admitted to the M.S.
- Should a student have completed 12 graduate credits, but not yet completed the undergraduate degree, they will be considered graduate for financial aid and tuition purposes and coded as ‘graduate’ in SIS. They will no longer be eligible for undergraduate scholarships. Nor will they be eligible for graduate assistantships.
- At least 12 graduate credits must be taken while in graduate status, after completing all degree requirements for the Bachelor’s.
- Students should be encouraged to complete their undergraduate requirements as soon as possible, but not later than one semester before receiving their master’s. Students finishing their undergraduate requirements later than one semester before receiving their master’s they will no longer be eligible for undergraduate scholarships. Nor will they be eligible for graduate assistantships. Neither degree will be awarded until the undergraduate requirements are completed along with the Master’s requirements.