Accelerated Master's Programs

Accelerated GRADuate Enrollment (AGRADE)

The AGRADE program allows highly qualified students enroll simultaneously in some undergraduate and graduate programs. Up to 16 credits can count for both degrees. This can reduce the time spent in a master's program and lower the total cost. Participants in the AGRADE program can apply to receive an AGRADE Scholarship from the Graduate School.

To apply for AGRADE, students must:

  • Be a currently enrolled WSU undergraduate with a GPA of at least 3.3 (some programs may require a higher GPA). 
  • Apply for AGRADE in the semester in which you plan to complete at least 90 credits of your undergraduate degree requirements (usually, the Fall semester of your junior year). 

Participating schools and college include:

For graduate faculty:

  • Contact the Dean's Office of your school/college if you have questions about AGRADE participation for your program
  • Encourage and support qualified students to participate in AGRADE and the related AGRADE Scholarship 
  • Consider proposing a new AGRADE program if you see an opportunity
  • AGRADE may not be used in conjunction with Senior Rule.

Senior Rule

Through the Senior Rule program, you can earn graduate credits for courses taken in excvess of your undergraduate degree requirements. 

To be eligible for Senior Rule, you must: 

  • Be entering your final undergraduate semester. 
  • Have a minimum upper-division GPA of 3.0. 
  • Register for at least one credit that is part of your undergraduate degree requirements. The combination of Graduate and undergraduate courses cannot exceed 16 credits. 

Participating schools and college include:

For graduate faculty:

  • Ask your administrator if you have questions about Senior Rule participation for your program or department
  • Encourage and support qualified students to participate in Senior Rule
  • Senior Rule may not be used in conjunction with AGRADE

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