University of Vermont

2011-12 Online Catalogue

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, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Education, Electrical Engineering, 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 indicate their interest in this accelerated program on their undergraduate application form. This program is highly selective and students may be admitted to the University while not being admitted to the accelerated program. Accepted students are eligible for direct 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: Communication Sciences and Disorders 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 and 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 and 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.

    Admission to the 3+3 BS/DPT Program is selective and 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. Students are required to maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 as well as a 3.0 in the pre-requisite sciences to continue in the 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 and at the end of the spring semester junior year prior to matriculation. Those students who do not meet the criteria for matriculation into the DPT program should meet with their advisors to make any necessary schedule adjustments to complete their undergraduate major.

    Students who did not apply or were not admitted to the 3+3 program at the time of admission may apply to the DPT program in January of their junior year by completing an application from the College of Nursing and Health Sciences Office of Student Services. Students will be selected for matriculation based on space available and qualifications met. These students must meet the same requirements as the 3+3 program students by the end of the junior year and will be notified of their admission status by May 30. Those not accepted will be on a waiting list to be notified no 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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