Accelerated Master's

Jump start your graduate education

Our department offers an opportunity for you to begin graduate course work while completing your bachelor’s degree. The accelerated master’s program allows you count up to 12 hours of credit toward both your undergraduate and graduate degrees, allowing you to save time and money while you pursue higher education.

Accelerated Master's Degree option

Eligible Missouri State University undergraduate majors in Geography, Geospatial Sciences, Geology, and Planning may apply for preliminary acceptance into the Geospatial Sciences program after admission requirements for the accelerated masters option have been satisfied. If accepted, a maximum of 12 credit hours from approved graduate-level courses may be counted toward both the graduate and undergraduate degrees (Mixed Credit). This option allows students with advanced course work in Geography, Geospatial Sciences, Geology, or Planning to complete a masters degree in three full semesters and one summer semester.   Students can choose from GEO 651, GEO 666, GEO 668, GLG 690, GLG 672, GLG 673, GLG 680.  Contact the Department of Geography, Geology and Planning for further information and guidelines.

Admission Requirements for Accelerated Master's option
  1. Junior standing, majoring in Geography, Geospatial Sciences, Geology or Planning with an overall GPA of 3.25.
  2. Majors in Geology must have completed GLG 333 and have a GPA of 3.25 in all Geology courses.  Majors in Geography and Geospatial Sciences must have completed GEO 561 and have a GPA of 3.25 in all geography and geospatial sciences courses.
  3. Acceptance of applicant by a graduate faculty member who agrees to serve as the student's graduate research advisor.