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Accelereated Graduate Study Program

The accelerated graduate study program allows undergraduate students to take up to 12 hours of classes in their senior year to count for both undergraduate credit and graduate credit towards a Master's degree like the Master of Science in Healthcare Management.

Hours taken for a graduate certificate may also be applied to the MS in Healthcare Management.

Program Requirements:

  • Junior Standing with at least 75 credit hours completed
  • Limit of 12 hours (500 level)
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.25 overall or in last 60 credit hours

Program Notes:

  • Must apply and be admitted to the Accelerated Graduate Study Program prior to taking courses
  • Must notify Graduate Business Studies office and course instructor at start of course that is for dual UG/Grad credit
  • Course fee will be at undergraduate rate
  • Students will need to complete graduate level assignments and or projects assigned by the instructor of the class to receive graduate credit.
  • Course will be initially recorded as undergraduate class at the end of the semester

After grades are submitted at the end of the semester, the courses will be added to the graduate course list for graduate credit.


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Dempster Hall 248
Office of Graduate Business Studies
One University Plaza, MS 5890
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701