The Department of Computer Science offers an Accelerated Master's Program (AMP) for exceptional undergraduate students to complete both a bachelor's and master's degree in Computer Science within a five-year period.
Students accepted into the AMP may apply up to 6 credits of their undergraduate Computer Science courses at the 200-level taken at UVM toward a Master's degree. These courses must be approved in advance by the Graduate Committee. The student must complete any additional requirements for taking these courses for graduate credit.
With permission of the Graduate Committee and the Graduate College, students may apply additional computer science credits taken at the graduate level prior to completing their undergraduate degree, which are not required for their undergraduate degree, to their Master's degree.
Only courses taken after the admission to AMP can be counted toward a graduate degree. So apply early (before the second semseter of the junior year) to have time to plan two courses that can be used toward your graduate (MS) degree.
Many AMP students begin work on their thesis research or project immediately after completing their undergraduate degree. These students may take their comprehensive exams split into multiple consecutive exam periods (e.g., early winter, early summer).
Students interested in the AMP should contact the CS graduate coordinator during their junior year.