Accelerated master's degree in astronomy

Our Accelerated Graduate Enrollment (AGRADE) program provides the opportunity for well-performing students to enroll simultaneously in an undergraduate and a graduate program. Students can apply up to 16 common course credits towards AGRADE undergraduate and graduate degrees. Students in AGRADE programs often complete the bachelor's and master's degrees in as little as five years.

Students must apply for an AGRADE program during the semester that they earn 90 credits toward an undergraduate degree typically during junior year. Applicants must have:

  • a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5
  • a GPA of at least 3.6 in major courses

Learn more about the AGRADE program