Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Program

Northern Arizona University accelerated bachelor's and master's degree program provides the opportunity for academically qualified students to earn both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in an accelerated manner. Typically, a bachelor’s degree requires four years to complete and a master’s degree requires an additional two years. However, the accelerated degree programs may allow students the opportunity to complete both their undergraduate and graduate degree in as few as five years.

International students interested in accelerated programs must meet with an international student advisor in the Center for International Education before applying to an accelerated program.  Federal immigration regulations do not allow for the issuance of a graduate level I-20 prior to the completion of the student's undergraduate degree.

We offer accelerated bachelor and master’s degree programs in the following areas.  Please link to the program pages and contact the department for more information.


Hosting Dept/School


Undergraduate Degree


Graduate Degree


Business, W.A. Franke College of     BS AccountancyMaster of Business Administration - Accounting Emphasi (MBA)
Sustainable Communities     BA Applied Indigenous StudiesMaster of Arts in Sustainable Communities (MA)*
Criminology and
Criminal Justice
BS Criminal JusticeMaster of Applied Criminology (MS)*
Earth Sciences and Environmental SustainabilityBS Environmental Science
BS Environmental Studies
BS Geology
BA Environmental Studies
Master of Science in Climate Science Solutions (MS)*
Educational Specialties BS Ed Career and Technical EducationMaster of Education in Career and Technical Education (MEd)*
Engineering     BSE Civil Engineering
BSE Computer Science
BSE Electrical Engineering
BSE Environmental Engineering
BSE Mechanical Engineering     
Master of Engineering (MEng)

Master of Science in Engineering (MSE)
ForestryBS Forestry Master of Forestry (MF)*
Geography, Planning
and Recreation
BS Geography,
BS Geography (Extended)
BS Parks and Recreation
BS Public Planning,
BS Public 
Planning (Extended)
BS Geographic Science and
Community Planning
Master of Sciences in Applied Geospatial Sciences (MS)*
Occupational TherapyBS Psychological SciencesDoctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
Psychological Sciences     BA Psychological Sciences Master of Arts in Psychological Sciences (MA) 

*  Western Regional Graduate Program (see WRGP website for details).

For more detailed information, please view the Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Program Policy in the Academic Catalog.