Accelerated and Dual Degree Programs

The Accelerated Master's Program (AMP) allows high achieving students to pursue existing Bachelor's and Master's degrees in an accelerated manner. The program is normally a 5 - 6-year program for currently enrolled full time UCCS students and allows students to take graduate level courses which will count towards graduation requirements for both their Bachelor's and Master's degrees.


Declaring Intent:

If you are an undergraduate student at UCCS in one of our programs that offers an AMP degree plan, please read through the student steps for the admission process.

If you decide this program seems like a good fit, your first step is to submit the intent application. This form will be approved by the program and placed on your undergraduate record. This allows the university to know that you intend to enter in to the master's program with these dual counting courses.  The approval of the intent application also allows you to begin taking graduate level courses that will count towards both programs.


Available Programs:



    The School of Public Affairs offers a dual degree in Public Administration and Criminal Justice. The fields of public administration and criminal justice are closely connected. While the MPA is a generalist degree designed to prepare students for a variety of positions in public and nonprofit management and policy analysis, the MCJ prepares graduates to work in criminal justice organizations. This dual degree provides an opportunity for students to complete both programs in a shorter period of time. Graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to work in a number of public service or criminal justice settings.

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    The School of Public Affairs in collaboration with the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences offers a dual graduate degree in Public Administration and Sociology. Enrollment in the dual degree program will begin for the Fall 2018 semester.

    The Master of Public Administration (MPA) is a generalist degree designed to prepare students for a variety of positions in public and nonprofit management and policy analysis. The Master of Arts (MA) in Sociology provides methodological and theoretical frameworks to transcend individual experience in order to understand social life and is guided by a vision of social justice. Together, the two disciplines provide graduates with a strong foundation to advance public service, work collaboratively to meet social challenges, and better understand key social phenomena using multiple lenses.

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