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Accelerated Master's Program

Accelerated Master's Program (AMP)

The new Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP) offers qualified UNA undergraduate students the opportunity to enroll in graduate coursework that can be applied concurrently to an undergraduate and graduate degree.

Cost Savings

Undergraduate students can take up to 9 graduate credit hours* at undergraduate tuition rate. This is a cost savings by reducing the cost of your master's degree!
*Graduate credit hours vary by department.

Networking

Join academic communities with peers and faculty mentors who can facilitate your success. In addition, this provides a chance to participate in professional development and academic conferences.

Career Readiness

You will be on a fast track to equip yourself with a graduate degree to better prepare you for the job market.

Faster Pace

Earn your degree by completing coursework at a faster pace in your accelerated program.

Eligibility

Entering Freshmen:

  • High School GPA of 3.5 (4.0 scale), AND
  • ACT English subtest score of 24 or higher, OR SAT English subtest of 600 or higher

UNA Students and Transfer Students:

  • Overall GPA of 3.25 (4.0 scale), AND
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5 on 4.0 scale in English courses

Graduate Advisor: Dr. Kelly Latchaw, kllatchaw@una.edu, 256.765.4492

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  • Minimum of 59 undergraduate credit hours completed
  • GPA of 3.2 (4.0 scale)

Graduate Advisor: Ms. Ambur Speer, alove@una.edu, 256.765.4709

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Eligibility

  • *Completed 60 or more hours toward their undergraduate degree
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) at time of entry into AMP
  • A or B on all coursework in a HPER (or acceptable) major
  • Applicants must receive a 2/3 or greater approval vote form HPER faculty having classroom (or similar) experience which permits an evaluation of academic potential
  • Final approval is granted via HPER Department Chair

*Transfer students who have successfully completed at least 60 undergraduate hours are eligible after completing a minimum of 9 hours in a major offered in the HPER Department

Graduate Advisor: Dr. Matt Green, jmgreen@una.edu, 256.765.4554

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Eligibility

Entering freshmen:

  • High School GPA of 3.5 (4.0 scale), AND
  • ACT score of 24 or higher

UNA students and transfer students:

  • Overall GPA of 3.25 (4.0 scale)

Graduate Advisor: Dr. Michael Pretes, mjpretes@una.edu

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Eligibility

  • Completed 75 or more hours toward undergraduate degree
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) at time of entry into AMP
  • Mathematics Major GPA of 3.25 (4.0 scale)

Graduate Advisor: Dr. Lee Raney, lraney@una.edu, 256.765.4125

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Eligibility:

  • Minimum of 59 undergraduate credit hours completed
  • UNA Institution GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale)
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) (transfer students)

Graduate Advisor: Dr. Craig Robertson, ctrobertson@una.edu, 256.765.5006

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Eligibility

•Psychology major
•Completed a minimum of 90 credit hours towards their undergraduate degree
•GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) at the time of entry into the AMP
•Earned an A or B on all coursework in the Psychology major
•Receive a simple majority approval vote from Department of Psychology faculty having classroom (or similar) experience which permits an evaluation of academic potential
•Final approval will be granted via the Department of Psychology and Department of Counselor Education chairs

Students must earn a B or higher in graduate-level coursework to earn graduate credit and continue in the AMP. Grades of a C or lower will still count towards the undergraduate psychology degree requirements.

Graduate Advisor: Dr. Ryan Zayac, rzayac@una.edu,  256.765.4224

Request information about the Psychology AMP

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Application for Admission to Graduate School

  • Admission to the AMP program does not automatically guarantee admission to graduate school.  Students must formally apply to graduate school.
  • Apply for graduate admission during semester prior to formally starting the graduate program by creating a MyUNA Profile.
  • The graduate application fee is waived for AMP students.

Continuation and Graduation Requirements

  • Students must maintain cumulative grade point average of 3.0/4.0 or higher.  Individual graduate programs may have higher standards.
  • Students must follow the approved Course of Study
  • Students may complete the Master's degree within 12 months from the completion of the Bachelor's degree for a non-thesis Master's degree and within 18 months for Master's Programs requiring a thesis.