Accelerated Masters

Accelerated Masters (BS/MS - BS/MBA) Program

This option is available to Kettering University undergraduate students entering any Kettering University graduate program, either residential or online.

Kettering University undergraduate students interested in graduate study may elect to apply to the Accelerated Masters Program which provides students an opportunity to accelerate the process and complete a baccalaureate degree while earning credit towards a graduate degree. This program is only available to Kettering University undergraduate students and leverages Kettering University’s premier academic programs. Students who are admitted into the Accelerated Masters Program will complete the same total number of Co-op work terms as conventional undergraduate students.

Option 1: Undergraduate (BS) Thesis

  • Students can apply before graduating (after completing 120 undergraduate credit hours) or within four (4) years of obtaining their baccalaureate degree.
  • The student completes the baccalaureate degree, with the traditional undergraduate thesis (BS), and receives the degree at the conventional time.
  • Up to eight (8) credits, of 400*or 500 level courses completed as an undergraduate, and for which a grade of B or better was earned, are also applied to the graduate degree. (Undergraduate capstone courses are not eligible.) (*400 level courses must be part of an approved 400/600 course offering.)
  • Thirty-two (32) credits remain to complete the graduate degree (total of 40 credits). 

Option 2: Graduate Thesis Only: No Undergraduate Thesis

  • Students must apply before starting their undergraduate thesis (i.e., before submitting their PTA).
  • The student will not receive the baccalaureate degree until completion of the graduate-level thesis.
  • Up to eight (8) credits, of 400* or 500 level courses completed as an undergraduate, and for which a grade of B or better was earned, are also applied to the graduate degree. (Undergraduate capstone courses are not eligible.) (*400 level courses must be part of an approved 400/600 course offering.)
  • Thirty-two (32) credits remain to complete the graduate degree (total of 40 graduate credits). 
  • Option 2 is only available for those graduate degree programs that offer a thesis option.
  • The MS thesis must be a purely academic thesis driven by the faculty.

Grade Requirements for Program Admission

A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Students with a GPA below 3.0 may be considered on an individual basis. The degree granting department will determine acceptance.

Other Requirements

  • Both part-time and full-time students may qualify for this program.
  • This program is only available to students who will receive (or have received) a Kettering University bachelor’s degree.

Questions:

  • For Mechanical Engineering and Automotive Systems options, please contact me@kettering.edu.
  • For Computer and Electrical Engineering options, please contact ece@kettering.edu. 
  • For the MBA and Engineering Management options, please contact the School of Management at som@kettering.edu.