Undergraduate Program Requirements
Illinois Institute of Technology considers Accelerated Master's Program (AMP) students to be degree-seeking, full-time, undergraduate students.
AMP degrees are awarded simultaneously, but need not be completed simultaneously. The undergraduate degree requirements may be completed in advance of the graduate degree requirements. In such cases, the undergraduate degree will be held until the completion of the graduate degree. Graduate degree requirements must be completed within 12 months of the undergraduate degree requirements.
All undergraduate academic and discipline-specific rules apply to the undergraduate degree. AMP students who do not earn at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA, a 1.85 term GPA, a 2.0 major GPA, or who do not maintain satisfactory academic progress are placed on undergraduate academic probation. AMP students who are placed on undergraduate academic probation may be dismissed from the program in a future semester.
Graduate Program Requirements
Students who are admitted to a co-terminal degree program follow all graduate academic rules in force at the time of admission to the program and throughout its completion. For the graduate program in an AMP, good academic standing requires a 3.0/4.0 cumulative graduate GPA each semester of enrollment. If the cumulative graduate GPA falls below 3.0 at the completion of any semester, the student will be placed on graduate academic probation and may be dismissed from the graduate program of the AMP in a future semester.
Students who are admitted to an advanced standing program follow all graduate academic rules in force at the time of admission to the program and throughout its completion. For the graduate program in an advanced standing degree, good academic standing requires a 3.0/4.0 cumulative graduate GPA each semester of enrollment. If the cumulative graduate GPA falls below 3.0, at the completion of any semester, the student will be placed on graduate academic probation and may be dismissed from the graduate advanced standing degree program in a future semester.
Shared Credit and Non-Shared Credit
Illinois Institute of Technology allows Accelerated Master's Program students to share up to nine credit hours between their undergraduate and graduate programs; however, some AMP programs allow a smaller amount of shared credit or no shared credit. Please consult your AMP adviser for details.
Also note that up to a total of nine applicable credits earned prior to matriculation into an Illinois Tech Graduate Degree Program, subject to the graduate studies rules and restrictions, may be considered for 1) external transfer credit for graduate transfer credit use 2) internal transfer credit from an undergraduate program and/or 3) shared AMP credit. The combined limit of nine credits may not be exceeded for any master’s degree program.
Students should designate the courses they wish to share by filing the Co-Terminal Shared Credit and/or Course Substitution and Exception form in eForms for Graduate Degree Works. This eForm should be completed by the end of the students first semester in an AMP or students will have an academic hold place on their account. For more information, please review the Co-Terminal Shared and Non-Shared Courses eForms Guide.
Advanced standing students will identify up to nine sharable credit hours from your Illinois Tech undergraduate transcript via eForm as well. AMP-AS students should utilize the Transfer Credit and/or Course Substitution and Exception to identify the courses that will be shared with their graduate degree. Also students should indicate that they are part of the advanced standing program when complete the eForm.
Six-Year Time Limit
Students have six years to complete their Accelerated Master's Program degrees. If the AMP degrees are not completed at the end of six years, the student will be dismissed from the program and updated to an undergraduate student status only.
For more details about AMP requirements, please see the Graduate Bulletin.