University of Vermont

2010-11 Online Catalogue

Academic Policies and General Information

Accelerated Degree Programs

UVM offers accelerated degree and combined bachelor's and master's programs in several areas. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Accelerated Master's Programs A number of departments and programs provide opportunities for selected undergraduates to participate in Accelerated Master's Programs (AMPs). This option is available for admission to graduate programs in Animal and Food Sciences, Biology, Biostatistics, Computer Science, Education (Curriculum and Instruction and Professional Education), History, Materials Science, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Nursing, Public Administration, and Statistics. The AMP allows early admission to graduate studies with up to six concurrent credits double-counted toward the bachelor's and master's degrees.
  • Accelerated Licensure/Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Secondary Education or in Middle Level Education. Students apply during their junior year at UVM.
  • 3+3 BS/DPT Program Students are eligible for admission into the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program upon completion of the requirements for physical therapy and for an approved undergraduate major (and minor if applicable) by the end of their third year. The approved majors are: Exercise and Movement Science in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, and Nutrition and Food Science or Biological Science in the College of Agriculture and Life Science. The College of Arts & Sciences offers many majors to students pursuing the DPT 3+3 program. However, this takes careful planning with the undergraduate academic advisor and the College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Office since some majors may not be compatible. Students interested in this accelerated program must indicate such on their application to the University and be selected for the option through the admission process.

    Beginning for students entering in fall, 2011, admission to the 3+3 BS/DPT Program will be selective and will be based on the overall competitiveness of a student's academic record and performance in high school science classes, earning at least a B or equivalent in biology, chemistry, physics and math. The application for admission to UVM is the application for the 3+3 program. A review will occur of all students who are admitted into the 3+3 option at the end of the fall semester sophomore year. Students are required to maintain a 3.0 overall and in pre-requisite sciences at this time in order to continue in the program. Students also must meet these criteria at the end of the spring semester junior year prior to matriculation. Students will be notified of their status. For those students who do not meet the criteria at the end of the fall semester of the sophomore year, at the March advising meeting advisors will assist them in making any necessary schedule adjustments to complete their major.

    Students who did not apply to the to the 3+3 program at the time of admission may apply in January of their junior year by completing an application process similar to the 3+3 students at UVM. They will be selected for matriculation based on space available and qualifications and notified no later than May 30. These students will have to meet the same requirements as other 3+3 students by the end of the junior year. Those not accepted will be on a waiting list to be notified not later than June 30 as to their final status.

  • 4+1 MBA Program Available to business majors and business minors. Students apply in their junior year.
    Consult the Graduate College catalogue or appropriate dean's office for information about these or other accelerated degree programs.
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