Overview

This page describes accelerated graduate degrees (AGDs) at UWM. For more information see the UWM AGD policy. The AGD policy allows high-achieving students to begin graduate-level work before completion of the undergraduate degree and allows programs to double count credits between bachelor’s and graduate degrees. Programs create a unique AGD with one undergraduate and one graduate degree to prescribe what credits can be shared between the two degrees. This allows students to complete both a bachelor's and graduate degree in an accelerated timeframe.

Definitions

Shared Credit: counting the same course credit for fulfillment of the requirements of both the bachelor’s and the graduate degree.

Forward-Shared Credit: graduate-level course credit completed as an undergraduate student that, in addition to bachelor’s degree credit, is eligible to fulfill graduate degree credit upon student admission to Graduate School. Because forward-shared credits are subject to the Graduate School transfer credit policy, a grade of B or better (B- is not acceptable) is required. 

Backward-Shared Credit: graduate course credit completed as a graduate student that is eligible to fulfill remaining undergraduate credits in addition to graduate degree credits.

Degree Requirements

Undergraduates complete at least 120 credits for a bachelor’s degree. Graduates complete at least 30 credits for a master’s degree, and substantially more in some graduate programs. Students in an AGD complete the same requirements by sharing graduate-level credits within the prescribed limits to complete both degrees. All graduate-level work requires students to follow graduate academic standards, regardless of when they take the course. Each AGD may share credit differently, and may share credit forward, backward, or both. See AGD Programs for sharing credit details.

Bachelor's Degree

Undergraduate Requirements

Typically, students complete their general education requirements, school or college general requirements, and most of their major requirements prior to beginning any shared credit coursework. Students remain in undergraduate status to complete all required bachelor’s degree credits (typically 120, potentially more) minus eligible backward-shared credits. Remaining undergraduate credit requirements fulfilled through backward-shared credits is specified by the program and will be completed as a graduate student.

Individual AGDs may have additional requirements for degree completion (see Programs tab). Some programs do not prescribe to backward-shared credit. In this case, the student would complete all undergraduate requirements and receive their bachelor's degree prior to their first term as a graduate student.

Forward-Shared Credits

Some AGDs prescribe forward-shared credits so undergraduate students can begin graduate coursework eligible for both their bachelor’s and graduate degrees. Undergraduates must meet the minimum GPA requirements for the Graduate School before attempting graduate-level work. Programs provide additional requirements for enrolling in eligible graduate-level coursework. Enrollment in graduate-level coursework during an undergraduate career does not guarantee admission to the Graduate School. All graduate-level work requires completion of graduate academic standards. Students accruing forward-shared credits remain in undergraduate standing, pay undergraduate tuition for graduate-level courses, and are eligible for undergraduate federal financial aid. For a U/G course, students must enroll in and complete the G section in order for it to forward share credit. Because forward-sharing credits are subject to the Graduate School transfer credit policy, a grade of B or better (B- is not acceptable) is required. 

Opting Out of the AGD as an Undergraduate Student

Students in undergraduate status who choose to not pursue a graduate degree may continue with their bachelor’s degree and complete any remaining bachelor's degree credits as an undergraduate student. The student will need to decline their acceptance to Graduate School, and alert their graduate program. 

Graduate Degree

Graduate School Admission

For AGDs that prescribe backward-shared credits, students will begin Graduate School prior to completing their bachelor’s degree. To be considered for admission to the Graduate School prior to completing their bachelor’s degree, students must meet UWM Graduate School admission criteria, and any additional standards set by the program, and have completed required bachelor’s degree credits minus eligible backward shared credits prior to their first term as a graduate student.

  • For example, if the bachelor’s degree requires 120 credits and the AGD allows for 15 backward-shared credits, the student must have 105 undergraduate credits before starting their first term as a graduate student.

For AGDs that do not prescribe backward-shared credit, students would have completed their bachelor’s degree prior to their first term as a graduate student and still must meet UWM Graduate School admission criteria and any additional standards set by the program.

Failure to Gain Admission to Graduate School

A student who applies to but is not admitted to the Graduate School as an accelerated graduate student may continue with the bachelor’s degree and can reapply for graduate admission after completing the bachelor’s degree.

Graduate Requirements

Once accepted, students begin graduate student status the semester in which they have only backward-shared credits remaining to complete the bachelor’s degree. Students carry the same graduate student status as those admitted with a bachelor’s degree and are eligible for all graduate student financial assistance, including appointments as TAs, PAs, and RAs. Students pay tuition at the graduate rate. All students completing graduate-level work are subject to the same performance requirements.

All accelerated graduate degree students must submit an Accelerated Master’s Credit Evaluation Form in the first semester of their graduate career, even if they have no forward-shared credits. The Graduate School will evaluate graduate-level work from the undergraduate portion of the AGD or verify that the student has no forward-shared credits. 

Opting Out of the AGD After Starting Graduate School

The Graduate School typically requires a bachelor's degree for admission, but makes an exception to this rule for students in an approved AGD. Graduate students who choose to opt out of their AGD program and have not yet completed all bachelor's degree requirements through backward-shared credits no longer maintain graduate student status. These students will alert their graduate program and can opt back into undergraduate student status in order to complete undergraduate coursework and finish their bachelor's degree. If such students have maintained UWM Graduate School enrollment up to that point in time, a re-entry application with Undergraduate Admissions would not be necessary. 

Degree Completion

Credit Transfer

Forward Shared Credit Transfer

AGD students submit an Accelerated Master’s Credit Evaluation Form in the first semester of their graduate career. The Graduate School will evaluate graduate-level work from the undergraduate portion of the AGD. Coursework eligibility is determined by the program and subject to UWM Graduate School transfer credit standards. Once forward-shared credits, graduate-level credit has been transferred into the graduate degree, it is available for other forms of shared credit, such as that permitted between graduate degrees and certificates.

Backward-Shared Credit Transfer

Once students enter graduate status, they are eligible to take backward-shared credit courses. Coursework eligibility is determined by the program. Backward-shared credits will be transferred to the undergraduate transcript once the student completes all required undergraduate credit and applies for graduation.

Bachelor's Degree 

Upon completion of the courses and credits required for the bachelor’s degree, the student should apply for graduation in the undergraduate degree program. If a student has discontinued in undergraduate status in PAWS, students must submit an Accelerated Master's Degree Undergraduate Graduation Notification form to the Registrar's Office. In addition, the student must also submit an Accelerated Master’s Credit Evaluation Form; the Registrar’s Office will transfer the backward-shared, credits completed in graduate status, into the undergraduate record to facilitate the review of the student for undergraduate degree clearance. Degree clearance procedures at the undergraduate level will follow established procedures once the graduate credit is transferred to the undergraduate record. 

Graduate Degree

Students graduate with the graduate degree when they have completed all requirements in addition to any forward shared credits. This may occur during the same semester when the bachelor’s degree is awarded, or in a later semester.

Programs

Approved AGDs below—listed in alphabetical order by bachelor's degree—involve one UWM undergraduate degree and one UWM graduate degree. Eligible shared credits, undergraduate requirements, and Graduate School admission requirements as defined by the program are listed under each AGD. To view these requirements online, click the “>” next to each degree pair.

Accounting, BBA/Information Technology Management, MS

This accelerated graduate degree involves the following bachelor’s and master’s degrees: Accounting, BBA and Information Technology Management, MS. There are six (6) forward shared credits.  

Eligible Forward Shared Courses

Six (6) graduate-level credits taken in undergraduate status may count toward Business and General Elective credits and forward-shared with the master’s degree. Any of the required or elective course options in the Information Technology Management, MS program may be forward-shared. Additional graduate-level courses may be selected and substituted with approval from advisor and course instructor. 

Undergraduate Requirements

Approved enrollment into graduate level coursework during an undergraduate career does not guarantee admission to graduate school as part of the Accelerated Graduate Degree. Per usual UWM Graduate School criteria, students must obtain a “B” or better in all courses taken at the graduate level that are to be counted toward a master’s degree.

Graduate School Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission into the Graduate School prior to completing their Bachelor’s degree, students must meet the minimum criteria for admission established by the Information Technology Management, MS and the UWM Graduate School. Students who meet the minimum Graduate School admissions criteria with a 3.00 cumulative GPA as determined by the Graduate School will be waived from taking the GRE/GMAT and be guaranteed admittance to the Information Technology Management, MS. Those between a 2.75 and 2.99 cumulative GPA as determined by the Graduate School will be required to submit a GRE/GMAT score and will be subject to secondary review by Lubar Information Technology Management faculty.

Opting Out of the AMD as an Undergraduate Student

Opting Out of the AMD After Starting Graduate School

Anthropology, BA/Anthropology, MS

This accelerated graduate degree involves the following bachelor’s and master’s degrees: Anthropology BA and Anthropology MS. There are six (6) forward-shared credits and 9 backward-shared credits for a total of 15 shared credits.

Eligible Forward-Shared Courses

Students can utilize six credits maximum to forward shareSee list below for courses that may be forward shared. These courses must be taken at the graduate (G) level.

Eligible Backward-Shared Courses

Students can utilize nine (9) credits maximum to backward share toward the BA in Anthropology. 

Note that Core courses (801, 802, and 803) and the Advanced Seminar (763 or 940) cannot be double counted. Classes taken to fulfill Graduate requirements for Method 1, Method 2, Elective 1, Elective 2, Elective 3, and Elective 4 can be shared. See below for the list of approved graduate classes for backward-shared credit.

Eligible Forward-shared Courses
ANTHRO 302Anthropology and Popular Culture3
ANTHRO 304Violence and Warfare in Prehistory3
ANTHRO 305The Celtic World3
ANTHRO 306European Archaeology3
ANTHRO 307World Archaeology: Foundations of Civilization3
ANTHRO 308Archaeology of North America3
ANTHRO 309Archaeology of Central and South America3
ANTHRO 310Archaeology of Middle America3
ANTHRO 311The World of the Ancient Maya3
ANTHRO 312The Past on Tap: The Archaeology of Fermented Beverages3
ANTHRO 313Archaeology of the American Southwest3
ANTHRO 314American Indian Societies and Cultures3
ANTHRO 320Peoples and Cultures of Africa3
ANTHRO 322Europe in Anthropological Perspective3
ANTHRO 325Japanese Culture and Society3
ANTHRO 326Peoples and Cultures of South Asia3
ANTHRO 335American Indians of the Southeast3
ANTHRO 340Cultures of Online Games and Virtual Worlds3
ANTHRO 349Seminar in Ethnography and Cultural Processes3
ANTHRO 354Anthropology, Aesthetics, and Art3
ANTHRO 361Applications in Linguistic Anthropology3
ANTHRO 362System Failure: Globalization and Language Extinction3
ANTHRO 380Anthropological Applications of GIS3
ANTHRO 400Human Sociobiology3
ANTHRO 401Primate Populations3
ANTHRO 402Primate Evolution3
ANTHRO 403The Human Skeleton3
ANTHRO 404Human Biological Variation3
ANTHRO 405Forensic Anthropology3
ANTHRO 406Evolutionary Biology & Human Diseases3
ANTHRO 407Neuroanthropology3
ANTHRO 408Hormones and Behavior3
ANTHRO 409Evolution, Religion, and Human Biology3
ANTHRO 420Power and Ideology in Archaeology3
ANTHRO 421Cities in the Ancient World3
ANTHRO 424Ethnoarchaeology and Experimental Archaeology3
ANTHRO 425Hunter-Gatherer Lifeways: Past and Present3
ANTHRO 426Who Owns the Past?3
ANTHRO 431Cities and Culture3
ANTHRO 439Culture and Global Health3
ANTHRO 440Medical Anthropology3
ANTHRO 441Nature, Knowledge, and Technoscience in Anthropological Perspective3
ANTHRO 442Humanitarianism in Global Perspective3
ANTHRO 443Medicine and Pharmaceuticals in the Global Age3
ANTHRO 446The Child in Different Cultures3
ANTHRO 447The Global Politics of Human Rights3
ANTHRO 448Cultural and Human Ecology3
ANTHRO 449The Human Economy3
ANTHRO 450Political Anthropology3
ANTHRO 460Anthropological Theory3
ANTHRO 465Historic Preservation in Archaeology3
ANTHRO 466Historical Archaeology3
ANTHRO 467Archaeological Curation: A Practicum in the Care of Research Collections3
ANTHRO 497Study Abroad: (Programs in Peru and South Africa may be used for graduate credit)1-12
ANTHRO 501Archaeology of Death3
ANTHRO 502Lithic Analysis: Stone Tools and Human Behavior3
ANTHRO 525Zooarchaeology: Analysis of Faunal Remains3
ANTHRO 535Analysis of Archaeological Ceramics3
ANTHRO 540Applications of Anthropology3
ANTHRO 543Cross-Cultural Study of Religion3
ANTHRO 560Introduction to Research Methods in Anthropology3
ANTHRO 561Techniques and Problems in Ethnography3
ANTHRO 562Techniques and Problems in Archaeology3
ANTHRO 565Seminar in Regional Archaeology:3
ANTHRO 566Archaeological Analysis and Report Preparation:3-6
ANTHRO 567Archaeological Field School3-6
ANTHRO 568Introduction to Anthropological Statistics3
ANTHRO 570Issues in Bilingualism3
ANTHRO 649Ethnography of Institutions3
Eligible Backward-shared Courses
Graduate Electives Options
Any graduate course with approval from the department Graduate Advisor and the student’s MS Advisor.
Graduate Methods Options
ANTHRO 380GAnthropological Applications of GIS3
ANTHRO 403GThe Human Skeleton3
ANTHRO 501GArchaeology of Death3
ANTHRO 502GLithic Analysis: Stone Tools and Human Behavior3
ANTHRO 525GZooarchaeology: Analysis of Faunal Remains3
ANTHRO 535GAnalysis of Archaeological Ceramics3
ANTHRO 560GIntroduction to Research Methods in Anthropology3
ANTHRO 561GTechniques and Problems in Ethnography3
ANTHRO 562GTechniques and Problems in Archaeology3
ANTHRO 566GArchaeological Analysis and Report Preparation:3-6
ANTHRO 567GArchaeological Field School3-6
ANTHRO 568GIntroduction to Anthropological Statistics3

Undergraduate Requirements

The Accelerated Graduate Degree in Anthropology requires students meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum GPA of 3.5 (Anthro and Cumulative)
  • Junior standing
  • Prior completion of ANTHRO 101, ANTHRO 102, and ANTHRO 103
  • Declaration of major in Anthropology with an intent to apply for the Accelerated Master’s Degree in Anthropology

Approved enrollment into graduate level coursework during an undergraduate career does not guarantee admission to the MS in Anthropology as part of the Accelerated Graduate Degree. These courses fulfill requirements for the BA in Anthropology, regardless of acceptance into Graduate School.

Graduate School Admission Requirements

Admission to the MS in Anthropology as part of the Accelerated Graduate Degree in Anthropology is selective. Students apply by January of their Junior (3rd) year. In order to be considered for admission into Graduate School, students must meet all existing Department of Anthropology graduate program admission requirements.

Art History, BA/Art History, MA 

This accelerated graduate degree involves the following bachelor’s and master’s degrees: Art History BA and Art History MA. There are 6 forward shared credits and 15 backward shared credits for a total of 21 shared credits.

Eligible Forward Shared Courses

Courses must be taken at the graduate (G) level and will count toward the Art History MA as well as fulfill the Art History BA undergraduate requirement.

Courses approved for forward shared credit
ARTHIST 307GFilm Directors:3
ARTHIST 308GFilm Styles:3
ARTHIST 312GMinoan and Mycenaean Art and Archaeology3
ARTHIST 313GGreek Art and Archaeology3
ARTHIST 314GArt and Archaeology of the Ancient Near East3
ARTHIST 315GArt and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt3
ARTHIST 316GRoman Art and Archaeology3
ARTHIST 324GEarly Christian and Byzantine Art and Architecture3
ARTHIST 325GEarly Medieval Art in the West3
ARTHIST 327GCaliphs, Emirs, & Kings: Art & Architecture of Medieval Spain3
ARTHIST 329GLate Medieval Art and Architecture3
ARTHIST 333GHigh Renaissance Art in Italy3
ARTHIST 341GArt of the Dutch Golden Age3
ARTHIST 342GArt and Society in Renaissance Florence3
ARTHIST 343GArt and Culture of Spain and Latin America, 1500-17503
ARTHIST 349GAmerican Postmodernism 1960-20003
ARTHIST 353GAmerican Art: Colonial Period - 18703
ARTHIST 354GAmerican Art: 1870 - Present3
ARTHIST 355GAmerican Folk Art3
ARTHIST 357GRococo to Revolution: European Art, 1750-18503
ARTHIST 358GRealism to Post-Impressionism: European Art, 1850-19003
ARTHIST 364GModernism and the Avant-Garde, 1900-19603
ARTHIST 365GHistory of Photography3
ARTHIST 366GGerman Painting, 1800-19333
ARTHIST 367GLatin American Modernisms3
ARTHIST 368GHistory of Modern Design3
ARTHIST 369GIntroduction to Contemporary Art3
ARTHIST 370GTrends in Contemporary Architecture3
ARTHIST 371GAfrican Art3
ARTHIST 372GArt of the Inca and their Ancestors3
ARTHIST 373GArt of Ancient Mexico and Central America3
ARTHIST 375GArt of the Aztec Empire3
ARTHIST 382GChinese Art and Architecture3
ARTHIST 383GJapanese Art and Architecture3
ARTHIST 384GArt and Archaeology of the Chinese Bronze Age3
ARTHIST 386GArt, Ritual, and Ethnicity of China3
ARTHIST 387GBuddhist Art and Architecture3
ARTHIST 412GCities and Sanctuaries of Ancient Greece3
ARTHIST 413GGreek Sculpture3
ARTHIST 425GThe Age of Pilgrimage and Crusade: Romanesque Art and Architecture3
ARTHIST 426GThe Age of the Great Cathedrals: Gothic Art and Architecture3
ARTHIST 431GRenaissance Architecture in Italy3
ARTHIST 447GTopics in Early Modern Art:3
ARTHIST 458GA Comparative History of Architecture and Urbanism:3
ARTHIST 459GAmerican Architecture3
ARTHIST 462GFrank Lloyd Wright3
ARTHIST 463GCubism and its Inheritance3
ARTHIST 465GDada and Surrealist Art3
ARTHIST 469GAmerican Artists Revealed:3
ARTHIST 470GTopics in American Art:3
ARTHIST 472GHistory and Theory of New Media Art3
ARTHIST 473GArt and Performance3
ARTHIST 474GMaya Art3
ARTHIST 480GChinese Painting3
ARTHIST 481GTopics in Chinese Art:1-3
ARTHIST 482GTopics in Non-Western Art:3
ARTHIST 497GStudy Abroad:1-12
ARTHIST 603GThe Art Museum: History, Theory, Practice3

Eligible Backward Shared Courses

The following courses may be used to fulfill College of Letters & Sciences (L&S) electives for the undergraduate degree.

Courses approved for backward shared credit
ARTHIST 703Introduction to Art Museum Studies I3
ARTHIST 704Introduction to Art Museum Studies II3
ARTHIST 710Colloquium in Ancient Art and Archaeology: 13
ARTHIST 720Colloquium in Medieval Art/Architecture: 23
ARTHIST 730Colloquium in Renaissance/Baroque Art/Architecture: 33
ARTHIST 740Colloquium in Latin American Art: 43
ARTHIST 750Colloquium in American Art: 53
ARTHIST 760Colloquium in Modern Art/Architecture: 53
ARTHIST 761Colloquium in Film History, Theory, Criticism: 63
ARTHIST 770Colloquium in Non-Western Art: 43
ARTHIST 891Art Museum Internship 73
1

Fulfills UG Ancient requirement. Fulfills G Ancient/Medieval.

2

Fulfills UG Medieval requirement. Fulfills G Ancient/Medieval.

3

Fulfills UG Renaissance-Baroque requirement. Fulfills G Renaissance-Baroque.

4

Fulfills UG Non-Western requirement. Fulfills G Non-Western.

5

Fulfills UG 19th-20th Century requirement. Fulfills G Modern/Contemporary.

6

Fulfills UG Film requirement. Fulfills G Modern/Contemporary.

7

Fulfills UG Internship (ARTHIST 691) requirement.

Undergraduate Requirements

Interested students must meet with an academic advisor to determine eligibility for the accelerated graduate degree. To be permitted to enroll in courses at the graduate (“G”) level during a student’s junior year with the intention of forward sharing those courses toward the master’s degree the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Have declared the major in Art History
  • Have a UWM cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher
  • On schedule to complete all GERs and 105 credits by the end of the junior year

Graduate Admissions Requirements

Admission to the Graduate School and the graduate phase of the accelerated Art History program will be selective and occur in January of the junior year. Students should apply by January 15th to be considered for funding and priority registration. To be considered for admission to the graduate phase students must meet the following requirements:

  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher
  • Two letters of recommendation, preferably from UWM Art History faculty

Students who are not selected for the graduate phase of the program may complete the BA with a major in Art History.

Biomedical Sciences, BS: Biomedical Science/Biomedical Sciences, MS

This accelerated graduate degree involves the following bachelor’s and master’s degrees: Biomedical Sciences, BS and Biomedical Sciences (BMS), MS (thesis-track). There are 6 forward-shared credits and 15 backward-shared credits for a total of 21 shared credits.

Eligible Forward Shared Courses

Courses must be taken at the graduate (G) level and can count toward the BMS graduate requirement and also fulfill BMS undergraduate requirement. Courses to be considered for forward sharing:

BMS 717Laboratory Technology-Theory and Practice2
BMS 718Experimental Design and Research in Biomedical Sciences1
PSYCH 510GAdvanced Psychological Statistics3
BMS 610GPharmacology3
BMS 539GPublic Health Microbiology2
BMS 540GPublic Health Microbiology Lab2
BMS 555GToxicology and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring1

Eligible Backward Shared Courses

These courses fulfill BMS requirements for the undergraduate degree. A maximum of 15 credits can be backward double counted. Courses to be considered for backward sharing include the following:

BMS 615GCellular and Molecular Toxicology3
BMS 701Human Pathophysiology I3
BMS 702Human Pathophysiology II3
BMS 705Molecular Pathology3
BMS 710Seminar in Biomedical Sciences1
BMS 750Infection and Immunity3
BMS 751Immunopathology3
BMS 756Current Concepts in Cancer3
BMS 765Molecular Pathophysiology3
BMS 775Mechanisms of Infectious Disease2

Undergraduate Requirements

Interested students must meet with an academic advisor to determine eligibility for the accelerated graduate degree. Eligible students must be enrolled in the BMS sub-major and must maintain a GPA of 3.0.  Eligible students should meet with the program director and apply to the program in the Fall of their junior year.

Graduate Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission into Graduate School prior to completing their Bachelor’s degree, the student meet the criteria for admission established by the BMS MS program and the UWM Graduate School and be in progress to complete 105 bachelor’s credits prior to their first term as a graduate student. In addition, the student must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Community Engagement and Education, BS/Cultural Foundations of Community Engagement and Education, MS

This accelerated graduate degree involves the the following bachelor's and master's degrees: Community Engagement and Education, BS (CEED) and Cultural Foundations of Engagement and Education, MS (CFCEE). There are 6 forward shared credits and 15 backward shared credits for a total of 21 shared credits.

Eligible Shared Courses

CFCEE elective courses taken during the undergraduate career must be taken at the graduate (G) level to count forward toward the graduate career. These courses will count toward the CFCEE elective course requirement and also fulfill elective credits in the CEED undergraduate major.

Elective courses in CFCEE are selected in close consultation with the faculty advisor such that they can be tailored to the student's MS degree progression. Course selection must be approved by the advisor and program to move the student toward mastery of the CDS standards.

All courses listed below can be backward shared to fulfill credits toward the bachelor's degree.

ED POL 520Peace Education 13
ED POL 531Alternative Schools 13
ED POL 533Educating Black Males-Theories, Methods and Strategies 13
ED POL 534Students Placed At Risk (Causes) 13
ED POL 535Educating Students Placed At Risk 13
ED POL 560Education and Hispanics 13
ED POL 580An Overview of Child/Youth Care 13
ED POL 581Youth Work Practice 13
ED POL 597Public Schools, Church-State Issues: Educational Foundations 13
ED POL 601Foundations of Community-Based Organizations 13
ED POL 602Proposal Writing and Fundraising Skills for Community-Based Organizations 13
ED POL 609Community Partnerships 13
ED POL 610Reproduction of Minority Communities 13
ED POL 611Community Policies and Urban Minority Youths 13
ED POL 612Community Participation and Power 13
ED POL 620History of the Education of African Americans 13
ED POL 624Gender and Education 13
ED POL 625Race Relations in Education 13
ED POL 626Antiracist Education 13
ED POL 630Race, Ethnicity, and Public Policy in Urban America 13
ED POL 633Community Development for Low-Income and Minority Communities 13
ED POL 639Milwaukee Black Community 13
ED POL 640The Rise and Fall of America's Southern Civil Rights Movement 13
ED POL 650The Civil Rights Movement in Northern Cities 13
ED POL 702Cultural Foundations of Education Graduate Seminar 13
ED POL 705Sociology of Education and Community Engagement3
ED POL 710Research Methods for Education and Community Engagement3
ED POL 740Modern Philosophies of Education and Community3
ED POL 750History of Education in American Communities3
1

This course may be forward shared

Undergraduate Requirements

Interested students must meet with an academic advisor to determine eligibility for the accelerated graduate degree. If eligible, students will submit the following materials to the department:

  • 1-2 page statement explaining their interest in the particular field of study as reasons for pursuing an accelerated degree
  • copy of their college transcript
  • a recommendation letter from a faculty member in the chosen field

Both the CEED and CFCEE programs must agree to accept the student into the accelerated graduate degree.

Graduate Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission into the Graduate School prior to completing their bachelor's degree, students must meet the minimum criteria for admission established by the MS in Cultural Foundations of Community Engagement and Education and the UWM Graduate School and be in progress to complete 105 bachelor's credits prior to their first term as a graduate student.

Students who do not satisfactorily meet admissions criteria for Graduate School are eligible to continue with their bachelor’s degree, provided they continue to meet undergraduate standards.

Community Engagement and Education, BS/Educational Psychology, MS: Cognitive and Developmental Sciences

This accelerated graduate degree involves the following bachelor’s and master’s degrees: Community Engagement and Education, BS (CEED) and Educational Psychology, MS with a concentration in Cognitive and Developmental Sciences (ED PSY CDS). There are 6 forward shared credits and 15 backward shared credits for a total of 21 shared credits.

Eligible Forward Shared Courses

Any graduate course that fulfills an ED PSY CDS elective can be forward counted and must be approved by the advisor and program to move the student toward mastery of the ED PSY CDS standards. ED PSY CDS electives can be taken from any area, including those outside of the CDS concentration, and are tailored to the student's ED PSY CDS degree progression. Courses must be taken at the graduate (G) level. These courses fulfill CEED elective credits.

Eligible Backward Shared Courses

All courses required for ED PSY CDS are eligible for backward shared credit and fulfill CEED elective credits. 

Undergraduate Requirements

Interested students must meet with an academic advisor to determine eligibility for the accelerated graduate degree. If eligible, students will submit the following materials to the department:

  • 1-2 page statement explaining their interest in the particular field of study as reasons for pursuing an accelerated degree
  • copy of their college transcript
  • a recommendation letter from a faculty member in the chosen field

Graduate School Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission into Graduate School prior to completing their bachelor’s degree, students must meet the minimum criteria for admission established by the MS in Educational Psychology and the UWM Graduate School and be in progress to complete 105 bachelor’s credits prior to their first term as a graduate student.

Because the ED PSY CDS programs coordinator will be involved in monitoring undergraduate student progress of individuals pursuing an accelerated degree, the ED PSY CDS program will permit guaranteed acceptance into graduate school provided they meet the criteria above.

Students who do not satisfactorily meet graduate school admissions criteria may continue with their BS in Community Education and Engagement.

Criminal Justice and Criminology, BS/Criminal Justice and Criminology, MS

This accelerated graduate degree involves the following bachelor’s and master’s degrees: Criminal Justice & Criminology, BS, and Criminal Justice & Criminology, MS. There are 6 forward-shared credits and 15 backward-shared credits for a total of 21 shared credits.

Eligible Shared Courses

All courses listed below can be backward shared to fulfill a major elective or general elective for the bachelor's degree.

CRM JST 421GCybercrime 13
CRM JST 490GDrugs, Crime and Criminal Justice 13
CRM JST 520GAnalysis Oriented Technology: Spatial Data Analysis; Crime Mapping; ArcGIS 13
CRM JST 671GJuvenile Justice 1, 33
CRM JST 680GJails 13
CRM JST 795Issues in Law Enforcement Practice and Policy3
CRM JST 820Police and the Multicultural Community3
CRM JST 830Intervention Strategies for Correctional Clients3
CRM JST 850Issues in Correctional Practice and Policy3
CRM JST 910Methods and Practice Capstone for Crime Analysts3
CRM JST 920Criminal Justice Masters Capstone Seminar3
CRM JST 970Readings in Criminal Justice Research: 1, 23
1

This course may be forward shared. 

2

CRM JST 970 (special topics) can only be taken if the student has not already taken the topic as an undergraduate elective (i.e. Criminal Evidence and Investigation, Violence and the Criminal Justice System).

3

CRM JST 671G would count as a major requirement for the bachelor's degree when it is backward shared.

Undergraduate Requirements

The Criminal Justice and Criminology Department’s graduate program coordinator and undergraduate academic advisors from the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare will be responsible for advising students in the accelerated program. For enrollment in graduate-level courses during an undergraduate career that may be forward shared toward the MS in Criminal Justice & Criminology, the Accelerated Graduate Degree in Criminal Justice & Criminology requires students meet the following additional criteria:

Approved enrollment into graduate-level coursework during an undergraduate career does not guarantee admission to the MS in Criminal Justice & Criminology as part of the Accelerated Graduate Degree. These courses fulfill requirements for the BS in Criminal Justice & Criminology regardless of acceptance into Graduate School. Students apply for Graduate School as indicated below. Per usual UWM Graduate School criteria, students must obtain a “B” or better in all courses taken at the graduate level that are to be counted toward a Master’s degree.

Graduate School Admission Requirements

Admission to the MS in Criminal Justice & Criminology as part of the Accelerated Graduate Degree is guaranteed. Students typically apply by February of the junior year. To be considered for admission into the Graduate School prior to completing their Bachelor's degree, students must do the following:

  • Meet the standard UWM Graduate School admission requirements (except for the completion of a Bachelor's degree).
  • Meet the standard application requirements for a MS in Criminal Justice & Criminology.
  • Be in progress to complete 105 bachelor’s credits prior to their first term as a graduate student.

Students who do not satisfactorily meet admissions criteria for the MS in Criminal Justice & Criminology are eligible to continue with their BS in Criminal Justice & Criminology major, provided they continue to meet those standards.

Economics, BA/Economics, MA

This accelerated graduate degree involves the following bachelor's and master's degrees: Economics, BA, and Economics, MA. There are 6 forward shared credits and a maximum of 15 backward shared credits for a total of 21 shared credits.

Eligible Forward Shared Courses

Forward shared courses must be taken at the graduate level.

ECON 411GEconomic Forecasting Methods3
ECON 413GStatistics for Economists3
ECON 415GEconomics of Employment and Labor Relations3
ECON 426GPublic Economics3
ECON 432GIndustrial Organization3
ECON 447GLabor Economics3
ECON 448GEconomics of Human Resources3
ECON 450GHealth Economics3
ECON 454GInternational Trade3
ECON 455GInternational Finance3
ECON 458GSelected Topics in Economics:3
ECON 506GMathematical Economics I3
ECON 513GIntroduction to Econometrics3

Eligible Backward Shared Courses

ECON 606GMathematical Economics II3
ECON 701Economic Theory: Microeconomics4
ECON 702Economic Theory: Macroeconomics4
ECON 703Econometrics4

Undergraduate Requirements

Students may declare their interest in the accelerated Economics BA/MA program as soon as they begin at UWM, and should seek advice from the Economics Undergraduate Advisor regarding their choice of courses in the first three years.

Interested students must meet with an academic advisor to determine eligibility for the accelerated graduate degree. If eligible, students must meet minimum Graduate School GPA requirements before taking any graduate (G) level courses as an undergraduate student. To continue in the undergraduate portion of an accelerated program, a student must have a 2.75 GPA in their undergraduate coursework before they take any U/G courses for credit.

Eligible and interested students must apply for admission to the Graduate School no later than March 1st in their junior year.

Note that the required courses for the economics undergraduate major (ECON 103, ECON 104, ECON 210, ECON 301 and ECON 302) need to be completed before admission to the Graduate School.

The following classes are eligible for the completion of the undergraduate research requirement: ECON 404, ECON 411, ECON 413, ECON 426, ECON 432, ECON 447, ECON 448, ECON 454, ECON 455, ECON 506, ECON 513, or ECON 699.

Graduate Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission into Graduate School prior to completing the undergraduate degree, the student must meet the requirements established by the Economics graduate program and the UWM Graduate School, and be in progress to complete 105 bachelor's credits prior to their first term as a graduate student.

Approved enrollment into graduate level coursework during an undergraduate career does not guarantee admission to graduate school as part of the Accelerated Graduate Degree. Per UWM Graduate School criteria, students must obtain a “B” or better in all courses taken at the graduate level that are to be counted toward a master’s degree.

Exceptional Education, BS: K4-12 Special Education/Exceptional Education, MS

This accelerated graduate degree involves the following bachelor’s and master’s degrees: Exceptional Education, BS: K4-12 Special Education and Exceptional Education, MS. There are 6 forward shared credits and 13 backward shared credits for a total of 19 shared credits.

Eligible Forward Shared Credit Courses

EXCEDUC 532GAssessment and Monitoring3
EXCEDUC 601GBehavioral Supports3
EXCEDUC 679GCritical Issues in Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities3

Eligible Backward Shared Credit Courses

Backward Shared Credit Courses for students completing the bachelor's with a teacher certification in special education. 
EXCEDUC 488GLinking Seminar: Professional Development1
EXCEDUC 588GTeaching Experience III1-12
EXCEDUC 574GCurriculum Accommodations II: Primary/Middle3
Backward Shared Credit Courses for students who elect to earn a bachelor's degree in Exceptional Education without a teacher certification in special education.
EXCEDUC 560GFoundations of Autism Spectrum Disorders3
EXCEDUC 561G3
EXCEDUC 699GIndependent Reading1-3
EXCEDUC 703Job Development and On the Job Support for Individuals with Disabilities3
EXCEDUC 705Transition Assessment for Individuals with Disabilities3
EXCEDUC 707Linking Academics and Self-Determination to Transition Planning3
AD LDSP 598GIntroduction to Workforce Education and Development3
AD LDSP 861Foundations in Systems of Educational Equity3
SOC WRK 774Trauma Counseling I: Theory and Research3
SOC WRK 775Trauma Counseling II: Diagnosis and Treatment3

Undergraduate Requirements

The Academic advisors from the School of Education will identify, track, and advise undergraduates who have declared an intent to pursue an accelerated graduate degree.  Students apply to the undergraduate Bachelor's Degree in Exceptional Education and teacher certification program in special education during their 2nd or 3rd year (typically), and subsequent to admission complete 4 semesters of professional coursework.

The following items must be met prior to applying for formal admission to the undergraduate Bachelor's Degree in Exceptional Education and teacher certification program in special education:

  • At least 45 credits with a GPA of 2.5
  • Grade of “C” or better in MATH 175 (or equivalent) and ENGLISH 102 (or equivalent)
  • Grade of “C” or better in CURRINS 300 and a positive field evaluation or equivalent (e.g., recommendation from instructor)

Students indicate their intent to apply to the Accelerated Graduate Degree program after their 2nd semester of professional coursework in the undergraduate Bachelor's Degree in Exceptional Education and teacher certification program in special education. This allows them to be eligible to take graduate-level courses during their undergraduate career in the 3rd semester of professional coursework, and students must meet the following criteria:

  • meet the minimum GPA requirements for admission to the Graduate School at the time of enrollment in graduate level U/G or G coursework
  • a minimum GPA of 3.0 on all work in the professional program
  • declare their intent to apply for an accelerated graduate program
  • complete service and/or undergraduate research in special education or a related field
  • write and submit a 2 page (approximately) personal statement that explains: the students' interest in a particular field of study, an appropriate faculty mentor tied to their interests, and reasons for desiring to enter the accelerated program
  • submit 2 letters of recommendation from professionals who can speak to the applicant's analytical thinking, intellectual curiosity, and ability to manage an increased workload
  • receive a positive recommendation from the teacher certification program faculty, following an interview with the faculty  
  • complete the same academic work and follow the same performance standards as graduate students in the Exceptional Education master's program
     

Approved enrollment into graduate-level coursework during an undergraduate career does not guarantee admission to graduate school as part of the Accelerated Graduate Degree. Per usual UWM Graduate School criteria, students must obtain a “B” or better in all courses taken at the graduate level that are to be counted toward a master’s degree.

Graduate School Admission Requirements

Admission to Graduate School prior to completion of a bachelor’s degree as part of the Accelerated Graduate Degree in Exceptional Education is selective, students must meet the standard UWM Graduate School MS in Exceptional Education admission requirements, and be in progress to complete 107 bachelor’s credits prior to their first term as a graduate student. 

Students who do not satisfactorily meet admissions criteria for Graduate School are eligible to continue with their bachelor’s degree, provided they continue to meet undergraduate standards.

Finance, BBA/Information Technology Management, MS

This accelerated graduate degree involves the following bachelor’s and master’s degrees: Finance, BBA and Information Technology Management, MS.  There are 6 forward shared credits and 9 backward shared credits for a total of 15 shared credits.

Eligible Forward Shared Courses

Six (6) graduate-level credits taken in undergraduate status may count toward Business Elective credits and forward share to the master’s degree. Any of the required or elective course options in the Information Technology Management, MS program may be forward-shared.

Eligible Backward Shared Courses

Nine (9) graduate credits may be backward shared as such:

  • 3 credits of Business Electives
  • 6 credits of General Electives

Any of the required or elective course options in the Information Technology Management, MS program may be backward-shared. Additional graduate-level courses may be selected and substituted with approval from advisor and course instructor.

Undergraduate Requirements

The intent to pursue an accelerated degree in Information Technology Management, MS may be declared with the student’s undergraduate advisor upon advancement to the major and with a 3.00 cumulative GPA.

Graduate School Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission into the Graduate School prior to completing their Bachelor’s degree, students must meet the minimum criteria for admission established by the Information Technology Management, MS and the UWM Graduate School. Students who meet the minimum Graduate School admissions criteria with a 3.00 cumulative GPA as determined by the Graduate School will be waived from taking the GRE/GMAT and be guaranteed admittance to the Information Technology Management, MS. Those between a 2.75 and 2.99 cumulative GPA as determined by the Graduate School will be required to submit a GRE/GMAT score and will be subject to secondary review by Lubar Information Technology Management faculty.

Opting Out of the AMD as an Undergraduate Student

Opting Out of the AMD After Starting Graduate School

Finance, BBA/Management, MS: Finance Analysis

This accelerated graduate degree involves the following bachelor’s and master’s degrees: Finance, BBA and Management, MS: Finance Analysis There are 6 forward-shared credits and 12 backward-shared credits for a total of 18 shared credits.

Eligible Forward-shared Courses

Six (6) graduate-level credits taken in undergraduate status may count toward Business Elective credits and forward-share to the master’s degree. Any of the required or elective course options in the Management, MS: Finance Analysis program may be shared forward.

Eligible Backward-shared Courses

Twelve (12) graduate credits may be backward-shared as such: Up to 3 credits of Finance Major Electives; 6 credits of Business Electives; 3 credits of General Electives. Any of the required or elective course options in the Management, MS: Finance Analysis program may be shared backward. Additional graduate-level courses may be selected and substituted with approval from advisor and course instructor.

Undergraduate Requirements

The intent to pursue an accelerated degree in Management, MS: Finance Analysis may be declared with the student’s undergraduate advisor upon advancement to the major and with a 3.00 cumulative GPA. 

Per usual UWM Graduate School criteria, students must obtain a “B” or better in all courses taken at the graduate level that are to be counted toward a graduate degree. 

Graduate School Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission into the Graduate School prior to completing their Bachelor’s degree, students must meet the minimum criteria for admission established by the Management, MS: Finance Analysis and the UWM Graduate School. Students who meet the minimum Graduate School admissions criteria with a 3.00 cumulative GPA as determined by the Graduate School will be waived from taking the GRE/GMAT and be guaranteed admittance to the Management, MS: Finance Analysis. Those between a 2.75 and 2.99 cumulative GPA as determined by the Graduate School will be required to submit a GRE/GMAT score and will be subject to secondary review by Lubar Finance faculty.

Opting Out of the AMD as an Undergraduate Student

Opting Out of the AMD After Starting Graduate School

French, BA/Language, Literature, and Translation, MA: French and Francophone Language, Literature, and Culture

This is an approved AMD as of Spring 2020. Requirements are currently being formatted for Catalog copy from governance documents. See program directly for details.

French, BA/Translation and Interpreting Studies, MA

This accelerated graduate degree involves the following bachelor’s and master’s degrees: French, BA and Translation and Interpreting Studies (TIS) MA. There are 6 forward shared credits and 15 backward shared credits for a total of 21 shared credits.

Eligible Forward Shared Courses

Courses must be taken at the graduate (G) level and will count toward the TIS MA as well as fulfill the French BA undergraduate requirement.

Courses eligible for forward shared credit (maximum of 6 credits)
FRENCH 426GGrowing Up French3
FRENCH 427GAdvanced Written Expression3
FRENCH 428GCastles, Cathedrals, and Common People: The Foundations of French Culture3
FRENCH 429GRoyalty, Reason, and Revolution: The Golden Age of French Culture3
FRENCH 430GReaction and Innovation: French Culture of the 19th and 20th Centuries3
FRENCH 450GInstitutions and Culture of Contemporary France3
FRENCH 451GCinema of the French-Speaking World:3
FRENCH 457GTopics in French and Francophone Studies in Translation:3
FRENCH 510GSeminar on Masterpieces of Literature Written in French:3
FRENCH 520GSeminar in Contemporary French Literature:3
FRENCH 592GSeminar in French Language:3

Eligible Backward Shared Courses

These courses may be used to fulfill the electives requirements for the undergraduate degree in L&S.

Courses eligible for backward shared credits (maximum of 15 credits)
FRENCH 733Seminar in French Literature:3
TRNSLTN 706Introduction to Translation: French to English3
TRNSLTN 716Seminar in Advanced Translation: French to English3
TRNSLTN 709Seminar in Literary and Cultural Translation3
TRNSLTN 710Comparative Systems for Translation3
TRNSLTN 820Translation Theory3

Undergraduate Requirements

Interested students must meet with an academic advisor to determine eligibility for the accelerated graduate degree. If eligible, students must meet the minimum UWM graduate school GPA requirements before taking any graduate (G) level classes as an undergraduate. The French BA/TIS MA program is open to students who have:

  • achieved junior status;
  • declared a major in French;
  • maintained a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or better, and a GPA in the French major of 3.5 or better;
  • completed at least 60 of their undergraduate credit hours and at least 21 of their French credit hours at UWM;
  • on track for completing the major requirements (27 credits) for an undergraduate major in French.

Graduate Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission into Graduate School prior to completing their Bachelor's degree, the student must meet criteria for admission established by the TIS MA and the UWM Graduate School, and be in progress to complete 105 bachelor's credits prior to their first term as a graduate student.

In addition, eligible and interested students must apply for admission to the Graduate School in the Translation & Interpreting Studies MA program no later than March 1st of their third year. They must submit:

  • a personal statement of goals, abilities, and reasons for pursuing the MA degree.
  • three academic letters of recommendation. 

Students also must take and pass the Translation Qualifying Exam, which is a requirement for admission to the MA TIS program for all students. It is recommended that the students do so in early November of their third year, but they must do so no later than May of their third year.

Students who do not gain admission to the MA degree can complete the BA with a major in French by taking at least one course numbered higher than 350 in an additional semester; they will also need to complete any required L&S and university credits still outstanding.

Applications will be reviewed by the TIS admissions panel.

Freshwater Sciences, BS: Aquatic Science/Freshwater Sciences and Technology, MS: Professional Science

This accelerated graduate degree involves the following bachelor's and master's degrees: Freshwater Sciences, BS: Aquatic Science and Freshwater Sciences and Technology, MS: Professional Science. There are 6 forward shared credits and 15 backward shared credits for a total of 21 shared credits.

Eligible Forward Shared Courses

Six (6) graduate-level courses taken in undergraduate status may count toward the MS Professional Science course requirements and also fulfill elective credits in the undergraduate Freshwater Sciences Aquatic Science major. Additional graduate-level courses may be selected and substituted with approval from advisor and course instructor. 

Courses approved for forward shared credit
FRSHWTR 502GAquatic Ecosystem Dynamics3
FRSHWTR 504GQuantitative Freshwater Analysis3
FRSHWTR 506GEnvironmental Health of Freshwater Ecosystems3
FRSHWTR 510GEconomics, Policy and Management of Water3
FRSHWTR 511GIchthyology3
FRSHWTR 513GField Experimentation and Analysis in Freshwater Sciences3
FRSHWTR 514GAnalytical Techniques in Freshwater Sciences3
FRSHWTR 524GAquatic Isotope Biogeochemistry3
FRSHWTR 541GContaminants of Emerging Concern3
FRSHWTR 562GPrinciples of Aquaculture Systems3
FRSHWTR 563GFinfish Aquaculture and Nutrition Principles3
FRSHWTR 564GWater Quality in Aquaculture3
FRSHWTR 567GFish Health3
FRSHWTR 583GCost-Benefit Analysis for Environmental Resource Decisions3
FRSHWTR 584GAquatic Ecosystem Services Valuation3
FRSHWTR 585GApplied Water Statistics and Data Manipulation3
FRSHWTR 630GLeadership in Science: Tackling Wicked Problems3
FRSHWTR 640GSequence Analysis3
FRSHWTR 781Water Law for Scientists and Policy Makers3
FRSHWTR 810Professional Development for Water Leaders3
FRSHWTR 890Science Communication3

Eligible Backward Shared Courses

Fifteen (15) graduate credits from the following list may be backward shared credits.

Courses approved for backward shared credits
FRSHWTR 502GAquatic Ecosystem Dynamics3
FRSHWTR 504GQuantitative Freshwater Analysis3
FRSHWTR 506GEnvironmental Health of Freshwater Ecosystems3
FRSHWTR 508GAquatic Technologies3
FRSHWTR 510GEconomics, Policy and Management of Water3
FRSHWTR 511GIchthyology3
FRSHWTR 513GField Experimentation and Analysis in Freshwater Sciences3
FRSHWTR 514GAnalytical Techniques in Freshwater Sciences3
FRSHWTR 524GAquatic Isotope Biogeochemistry3
FRSHWTR 541GContaminants of Emerging Concern3
FRSHWTR 562GPrinciples of Aquaculture Systems3
FRSHWTR 563GFinfish Aquaculture and Nutrition Principles3
FRSHWTR 564GWater Quality in Aquaculture3
FRSHWTR 567GFish Health3
FRSHWTR 583GCost-Benefit Analysis for Environmental Resource Decisions3
FRSHWTR 584GAquatic Ecosystem Services Valuation3
FRSHWTR 585GApplied Water Statistics and Data Manipulation3
FRSHWTR 630GLeadership in Science: Tackling Wicked Problems3
FRSHWTR 640GSequence Analysis3
FRSHWTR 781Water Law for Scientists and Policy Makers3
FRSHWTR 810Professional Development for Water Leaders3
FRSHWTR 890Science Communication3

Undergraduate Requirements

Interested students must meet with an academic advisor to determine eligibility for the accelerated graduate degree. Before a student takes a G level course, they must have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.75. Undergraduate students must maintain an overall GPA of at least 2.75.

Students should indicate their intent to apply to the Accelerated Graduate Degree program by the completion of their 5th semester of coursework in the undergraduate bachelor’s degree. This allows them to be eligible to take graduate-level courses during their undergraduate career in the 7th semester, and progress to their graduate career by semester 8.

In addition to the minimum GPA requirements, students must submit the following materials to the School of Freshwater Sciences:

  • Declaration of intent to apply for an accelerated graduate program.
  • A 1-2 page personal statement that explains the students' interest in a particular field of study and reasons for desiring to enter the accelerated program.
  • A recommendation letter from a faculty member who can speak to the applicant's critical thinking and writing skills, and ability to manage an increased workload.

Approved enrollment into graduate-level coursework during an undergraduate career does not guarantee admission to graduate school as part of the Accelerated Graduate Degree. Per usual UWM Graduate School criteria, students must obtain a “B” or better in all courses taken at the graduate level that are to be counted toward a graduate degree.

Graduate School Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission into Graduate School prior to completing their bachelor’s degree, students must meet the minimum criteria for admission established by the MS in Freshwater Sciences and Technology, Professional Science track and the UWM Graduate School and  be in progress to complete 105 bachelor’s credits prior to their first term as a graduate student.

Students who do not satisfactorily meet graduate school admissions criteria may continue with their BS in Freshwater Sciences. 

Freshwater Sciences, BS: Aquatic Science/Freshwater Sciences and Technology, MS: Professional Science: Water Policy, Economics and Management

This accelerated graduate degree involves the following bachelor's and master's degrees: Freshwater Sciences, BS: Aquatic Sciences and Freshwater Sciences and Technology, MS: Professional Science: Water Policy, Economics and Management. There are 6 forward shared credits and 15 backward shared credits for a total of 21 shared credits.

Eligible Forward Shared Courses

Six (6) graduate-level courses taken in undergraduate status may count toward the MS Professional Science: Water Policy, Economics and Management course requirements and also fulfill elective credits in the undergraduate Freshwater Sciences Aquatic Science major. Additional graduate-level courses may be selected and substituted with approval from advisor and course instructor. 

Courses approved for forward shared credit
FRSHWTR 502GAquatic Ecosystem Dynamics3
FRSHWTR 504GQuantitative Freshwater Analysis3
FRSHWTR 506GEnvironmental Health of Freshwater Ecosystems3
FRSHWTR 508GAquatic Technologies3
FRSHWTR 510GEconomics, Policy and Management of Water3
FRSHWTR 511GIchthyology3
FRSHWTR 513GField Experimentation and Analysis in Freshwater Sciences3
FRSHWTR 514GAnalytical Techniques in Freshwater Sciences3
FRSHWTR 524GAquatic Isotope Biogeochemistry3
FRSHWTR 541GContaminants of Emerging Concern3
FRSHWTR 562GPrinciples of Aquaculture Systems3
FRSHWTR 563GFinfish Aquaculture and Nutrition Principles3
FRSHWTR 564GWater Quality in Aquaculture3
FRSHWTR 567GFish Health3
FRSHWTR 583GCost-Benefit Analysis for Environmental Resource Decisions3
FRSHWTR 584GAquatic Ecosystem Services Valuation3
FRSHWTR 585GApplied Water Statistics and Data Manipulation3
FRSHWTR 630GLeadership in Science: Tackling Wicked Problems3
FRSHWTR 640GSequence Analysis3
FRSHWTR 781Water Law for Scientists and Policy Makers3
FRSHWTR 810Professional Development for Water Leaders3
FRSHWTR 890Science Communication3

Eligible Backward Shared Courses

Fifteen (15) graduate credits from the following list may be backward shared.

Courses approved for backward shared credit
FRSHWTR 502GAquatic Ecosystem Dynamics3
FRSHWTR 504GQuantitative Freshwater Analysis3
FRSHWTR 506GEnvironmental Health of Freshwater Ecosystems3
FRSHWTR 508GAquatic Technologies3
FRSHWTR 510GEconomics, Policy and Management of Water3
FRSHWTR 511GIchthyology3
FRSHWTR 513GField Experimentation and Analysis in Freshwater Sciences3
FRSHWTR 514GAnalytical Techniques in Freshwater Sciences3
FRSHWTR 524GAquatic Isotope Biogeochemistry3
FRSHWTR 541GContaminants of Emerging Concern3
FRSHWTR 562GPrinciples of Aquaculture Systems3
FRSHWTR 563GFinfish Aquaculture and Nutrition Principles3
FRSHWTR 564GWater Quality in Aquaculture3
FRSHWTR 567GFish Health3
FRSHWTR 583GCost-Benefit Analysis for Environmental Resource Decisions3
FRSHWTR 584GAquatic Ecosystem Services Valuation3
FRSHWTR 585GApplied Water Statistics and Data Manipulation3
FRSHWTR 630GLeadership in Science: Tackling Wicked Problems3
FRSHWTR 640GSequence Analysis3
FRSHWTR 781Water Law for Scientists and Policy Makers3
FRSHWTR 810Professional Development for Water Leaders3
FRSHWTR 890Science Communication3

Undergraduate Requirements

Interested students must meet with an academic advisor to determine eligibility for the accelerated graduate degree. Before a student takes a G level course, they must have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.75. Undergraduate students must maintain an overall GPA of at least 2.75.

Students should indicate their intent to apply to the Accelerated Graduate Degree program by the completion of their 5th semester of coursework in the undergraduate bachelor’s degree. This allows them to be eligible to take graduate-level courses during their undergraduate career in the 7th semester, and progress to their graduate career by semester 8.

In addition to the minimum GPA requirements, students must submit the following materials to the School of Freshwater Sciences:

  • Declaration of intent to apply for an accelerated graduate program.
  • A 1-2 page personal statement that explains the students' interest in a particular field of study and reasons for desiring to enter the accelerated program.
  • A recommendation letter from a faculty member who can speak to the applicant's critical thinking and writing skills, and ability to manage an increased workload.

Approved enrollment into graduate-level coursework during an undergraduate career does not guarantee admission to graduate school as part of the Accelerated Graduate Degree. Per usual UWM Graduate School criteria, students must obtain a “B” or better in all courses taken at the graduate level that are to be counted toward a graduate degree.

Graduate School Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission into Graduate School prior to completing their bachelor’s degree, students must meet the minimum criteria for admission established by the MS in Freshwater Sciences and Technology, Professional Science: Water Policy, Economics and Management track and the UWM Graduate School and  be in progress to complete 105 bachelor’s credits prior to their first term as a graduate student.

Students who do not satisfactorily meet graduate school admissions criteria may continue with their BS in Freshwater Sciences. 

Freshwater Sciences, BS: Water Policy/Freshwater Sciences and Technology, MS: Professional Science

This accelerated graduate degree involves the following bachelor's and master's degrees: Freshwater Sciences, BS: Water Policy and Freshwater Sciences and Technology, MS: Professional Science. There are 6 forward shared credits and 15 backward shared credits for a total of 21 shared credits.

Eligible Forward Shared Courses

Six (6) graduate-level courses taken in undergraduate status may count toward the MS Professional Science course requirements and also fulfill elective credits in the undergraduate Freshwater Sciences Water Policy major. Additional graduate-level courses may be selected and substituted with approval from advisor and course instructor. 

Courses approved for forward shared credit
FRSHWTR 502GAquatic Ecosystem Dynamics3
FRSHWTR 504GQuantitative Freshwater Analysis3
FRSHWTR 506GEnvironmental Health of Freshwater Ecosystems3
FRSHWTR 508GAquatic Technologies3
FRSHWTR 510GEconomics, Policy and Management of Water3
FRSHWTR 511GIchthyology3
FRSHWTR 513GField Experimentation and Analysis in Freshwater Sciences3
FRSHWTR 514GAnalytical Techniques in Freshwater Sciences3
FRSHWTR 524GAquatic Isotope Biogeochemistry3
FRSHWTR 541GContaminants of Emerging Concern3
FRSHWTR 562GPrinciples of Aquaculture Systems3
FRSHWTR 563GFinfish Aquaculture and Nutrition Principles3
FRSHWTR 564GWater Quality in Aquaculture3
FRSHWTR 567GFish Health3
FRSHWTR 583GCost-Benefit Analysis for Environmental Resource Decisions3
FRSHWTR 584GAquatic Ecosystem Services Valuation3
FRSHWTR 585GApplied Water Statistics and Data Manipulation3
FRSHWTR 630GLeadership in Science: Tackling Wicked Problems3
FRSHWTR 640GSequence Analysis3
FRSHWTR 781Water Law for Scientists and Policy Makers3
FRSHWTR 810Professional Development for Water Leaders3
FRSHWTR 890Science Communication3

Eligible Backward Shared Courses

Fifteen (15) graduate credits from the following list may be backward shared.

Courses approved for backward shared credit
FRSHWTR 502GAquatic Ecosystem Dynamics3
FRSHWTR 504GQuantitative Freshwater Analysis3
FRSHWTR 506GEnvironmental Health of Freshwater Ecosystems3
FRSHWTR 508GAquatic Technologies3
FRSHWTR 510GEconomics, Policy and Management of Water3
FRSHWTR 511GIchthyology3
FRSHWTR 513GField Experimentation and Analysis in Freshwater Sciences3
FRSHWTR 514GAnalytical Techniques in Freshwater Sciences3
FRSHWTR 524GAquatic Isotope Biogeochemistry3
FRSHWTR 541GContaminants of Emerging Concern3
FRSHWTR 562GPrinciples of Aquaculture Systems3
FRSHWTR 563GFinfish Aquaculture and Nutrition Principles3
FRSHWTR 564GWater Quality in Aquaculture3
FRSHWTR 567GFish Health3
FRSHWTR 583GCost-Benefit Analysis for Environmental Resource Decisions3
FRSHWTR 584GAquatic Ecosystem Services Valuation3
FRSHWTR 585GApplied Water Statistics and Data Manipulation3
FRSHWTR 630GLeadership in Science: Tackling Wicked Problems3
FRSHWTR 640GSequence Analysis3
FRSHWTR 781Water Law for Scientists and Policy Makers3
FRSHWTR 810Professional Development for Water Leaders3
FRSHWTR 890Science Communication3

Undergraduate Requirements

Interested students must meet with an academic advisor to determine eligibility for the accelerated graduate degree. Before a student takes a G level course, they must have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.75. Undergraduate students must maintain an overall GPA of at least 2.75.

Students should indicate their intent to apply to the Accelerated Graduate Degree program by the completion of their 5th semester of coursework in the undergraduate bachelor’s degree. This allows them to be eligible to take graduate-level courses during their undergraduate career in the 7th semester, and progress to their graduate career by semester 8.

In addition to the minimum GPA requirements, students must submit the following materials to the School of Freshwater Sciences:

  • Declaration of intent to apply for an accelerated graduate program.
  • A 1-2 page personal statement that explains the students' interest in a particular field of study and reasons for desiring to enter the accelerated program.
  • A recommendation letter from a faculty member who can speak to the applicant's critical thinking and writing skills, and ability to manage an increased workload.

Approved enrollment into graduate-level coursework during an undergraduate career does not guarantee admission to graduate school as part of the Accelerated Graduate Degree. Per usual UWM Graduate School criteria, students must obtain a “B” or better in all courses taken at the graduate level that are to be counted toward a graduate degree.

Graduate School Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission into Graduate School prior to completing their bachelor’s degree, students must meet the minimum criteria for admission established by the MS in Freshwater Sciences and Technology, Professional Science track and the UWM Graduate School and be in progress to complete 105 bachelor’s credits prior to their first term as a graduate student.

Students who do not satisfactorily meet graduate school admissions criteria may continue with their BS in Freshwater Sciences. 

Freshwater Sciences, BS: Water Policy/Freshwater Sciences and Technology, MS: Professional Science: Water Policy, Economics and Management

This accelerated graduate degree involves the following bachelor's and master's degrees: Freshwater Sciences, BS: Water Policy and Freshwater Sciences and Technology, MS: Professional Science: Water Policy, Economics and Management. There are 6 forward shared credits and 15 backward shared credits for a total of 21 shared credits.

Eligible Forward Shared Courses

Six (6) graduate-level courses taken in undergraduate status may count toward the MS Professional Science course requirements and also fulfill elective credits in the undergraduate Freshwater Sciences Water Policy major. Additional graduate-level courses may be selected and substituted with approval from advisor and course instructor. 

Courses approved for forward shared credit
FRSHWTR 502GAquatic Ecosystem Dynamics3
FRSHWTR 504GQuantitative Freshwater Analysis3
FRSHWTR 506GEnvironmental Health of Freshwater Ecosystems3
FRSHWTR 508GAquatic Technologies3
FRSHWTR 510GEconomics, Policy and Management of Water3
FRSHWTR 511GIchthyology3
FRSHWTR 513GField Experimentation and Analysis in Freshwater Sciences3
FRSHWTR 514GAnalytical Techniques in Freshwater Sciences3
FRSHWTR 524GAquatic Isotope Biogeochemistry3
FRSHWTR 541GContaminants of Emerging Concern3
FRSHWTR 562GPrinciples of Aquaculture Systems3
FRSHWTR 563GFinfish Aquaculture and Nutrition Principles3
FRSHWTR 564GWater Quality in Aquaculture3
FRSHWTR 567GFish Health3
FRSHWTR 583GCost-Benefit Analysis for Environmental Resource Decisions3
FRSHWTR 584GAquatic Ecosystem Services Valuation3
FRSHWTR 585GApplied Water Statistics and Data Manipulation3
FRSHWTR 630GLeadership in Science: Tackling Wicked Problems3
FRSHWTR 640GSequence Analysis3
FRSHWTR 781Water Law for Scientists and Policy Makers3
FRSHWTR 810Professional Development for Water Leaders3
FRSHWTR 890Science Communication3

Eligible Backward Shared Courses

All MS Professional Science: Water Policy, Economics and Management electives and required courses are eligible for backward sharing and fulfill Freshwater BS elective credits.

Courses approved for backward shared credit
FRSHWTR 502GAquatic Ecosystem Dynamics3
FRSHWTR 504GQuantitative Freshwater Analysis3
FRSHWTR 506GEnvironmental Health of Freshwater Ecosystems3
FRSHWTR 508GAquatic Technologies3
FRSHWTR 510GEconomics, Policy and Management of Water3
FRSHWTR 511GIchthyology3
FRSHWTR 513GField Experimentation and Analysis in Freshwater Sciences3
FRSHWTR 514GAnalytical Techniques in Freshwater Sciences3
FRSHWTR 524GAquatic Isotope Biogeochemistry3
FRSHWTR 541GContaminants of Emerging Concern3
FRSHWTR 562GPrinciples of Aquaculture Systems3
FRSHWTR 563GFinfish Aquaculture and Nutrition Principles3
FRSHWTR 564GWater Quality in Aquaculture3
FRSHWTR 567GFish Health3
FRSHWTR 583GCost-Benefit Analysis for Environmental Resource Decisions3
FRSHWTR 584GAquatic Ecosystem Services Valuation3
FRSHWTR 585GApplied Water Statistics and Data Manipulation3
FRSHWTR 630GLeadership in Science: Tackling Wicked Problems3
FRSHWTR 640GSequence Analysis3
FRSHWTR 781Water Law for Scientists and Policy Makers3
FRSHWTR 810Professional Development for Water Leaders3
FRSHWTR 890Science Communication3

Undergraduate Requirements

Interested students must meet with an academic advisor to determine eligibility for the accelerated graduate degree. Before a student takes a G level course, they must have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.75. Undergraduate students must maintain an overall GPA of at least 2.75.

Students should indicate their intent to apply to the Accelerated Graduate Degree program by the completion of their 5th semester of coursework in the undergraduate bachelor’s degree. This allows them to be eligible to take graduate-level courses during their undergraduate career in the 7th semester, and progress to their graduate career by semester 8.

In addition to the minimum GPA requirements, students must submit the following materials to the School of Freshwater Sciences:

  • Declaration of intent to apply for an accelerated graduate program.
  • A 1-2 page personal statement that explains the students' interest in a particular field of study and reasons for desiring to enter the accelerated program.
  • A recommendation letter from a faculty member who can speak to the applicant's critical thinking and writing skills, and ability to manage an increased workload.

Approved enrollment into graduate-level coursework during an undergraduate career does not guarantee admission to graduate school as part of the Accelerated Graduate Degree. Per usual UWM Graduate School criteria, students must obtain a “B” or better in all courses taken at the graduate level that are to be counted toward a graduate degree.

Graduate School Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission into Graduate School prior to completing their bachelor’s degree, students must meet the minimum criteria for admission established by the MS in Freshwater Sciences and Technology, Professional Science: Water Policy, Economics and Management track and the UWM Graduate School and be in progress to complete 105 bachelor’s credits prior to their first term as a graduate student.

Students who do not satisfactorily meet graduate school admissions criteria may continue with their BS in Freshwater Sciences. 

German, BA/Translation and Interpreting Studies, MA

This accelerated graduate degree involves the following bachelor’s and master’s degrees: German, BA and Translation and Interpreting Studies, MA. There are no forward-shared credits and 15 backward-shared credits for a total of 15 shared credits.

Eligible Forward-Shared Courses

This accelerated program does not allow any forward-shared credits.

Eligible Backward-Shared Courses

These courses fulfill requirements for the L&S undergraduate degree.

Courses eligible for backward-shared credit
One of the following:3
Seminar on German Studies:
Seminar on Themes and Motifs in German Literature:
Seminar on Theoretical Approaches to German Literature:
TRNSLTN 708Introduction to Translation: German to English3
TRNSLTN 709Seminar in Literary and Cultural Translation3
TRNSLTN 718Seminar in Advanced German Translation3
TRNSLTN 820Translation Theory3

Undergraduate Requirements

Interested students must meet with an academic advisor to determine eligibility for the accelerated graduate degree.

Graduate Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission into the Graduate School before completing the undergraduate degree, the student must meet the criteria for admission established by the TIS MA and the UWM Graduate School, and be in progress to complete 105 bachelor's credits prior to their first term as a graduate student, and apply for admission no later than March 1st of their third year. In addition, they must:

  • Submit a personal statement of goals, abilities, and reasons for pursuing the MA degree.
  • Submit three letters of recommendation, of which at least two must be written by members of the German faculty.
  • Take and pass the Translation Qualifying Exam no later than May of their third year.
  • Meet the English proficiency level required by the Graduate School, as well as one of the following: a minimum TOEFL iBT score of 83; TOEFL CBT score of 220; or IELTS score of 6.5.

Global Studies, BA/Translation and Interpreting Studies, MA

This accelerated graduate degree involves the following bachelor's and master's degrees: Global Studies (Communications track), BA and Translation and Interpreting Studies, MA. There are no forward-shared credits and a maximum of 15 backward-shared credits for a total of 15 shared credits.

Eligible Forward-shared Courses

This accelerated program does not allow any forward-shared credits.

Eligible Backward-shared Courses

These courses fulfill Letters and Science elective requirements for the undergraduate degree. Courses to be considered for backward sharing include the following:

Courses approved for backward sharing
TRNSLTN 709Seminar in Literary and Cultural Translation3
TRNSLTN 710Comparative Systems for Translation3
TRNSLTN 726Computer-Assisted Translation3
TRNSLTN 730Internship in Translation/Interpreting3
TRNSLTN 820Translation Theory3

Undergraduate Requirements

Interested students must meet with an academic advisor to determine eligibility for the accelerated graduate degree. If eligible, students must meet the minimum UWM Graduate School GPA requirements before taking any graduate (G) level courses as an undergraduate student.

The program is open to students who have:

  • achieved junior status;
  • declared the Global Studies BA/Global Communications Track
  • ​a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or better;
  • a GPA of 3.5 or better in the courses counting towards the Global Studies BA (including their language courses); and
  • ​completed at least 60 of their undergraduate credit hours and at least 21 of their Global Studies BA credit hours at UWM.

Graduate Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission into Graduate School prior to completing the undergraduate degree, the student must meet the criteria for admission established by the TIS MA and the UWM Graduate School, and be in progress to complete 105 bachelor's credits prior to their first term as a graduate student.

In addition, they must:

  • Submit a personal statement of goals, abilities, and reasons for pursuing the MA degree.
  • Submit three letters of recommendation, two of which must be written by members of the faculty in the department of the emphasized language, and one of which must be written by the instructor of a GLOBAL area code course.
  • Take and pass the Translation Qualifying Exam, which is a requirement for admission to the Translation concentration of the MA program. It is recommended that the students do so in early November of their junior year, but they must do so no later than May of their third year.

Human Resources Management, BBA/Information Technology Management, MS

This accelerated graduate degree involves the following bachelor’s and master’s degrees: Human Resources Management, BBA and Information Technology Management, MS. There are 6 forward shared credits and 9 backward shared credits for a total of 15 shared credits.

Eligible Forward Shared Courses

Six graduate-level credits taken in undergraduate status may count toward Business Elective credits and forward share to the master’s degree. Any of the required or elective course options in the Information Technology Management, MS program may be forward shared.

Eligible Backward Shared Courses

Nine graduate credits may be backward shared as such:

  • 3 credits of Business Electives
  • 6 credits of General Electives

Any of the required or elective course options in the Information Technology Management, MS program may be backward shared. Additional graduate-level courses may be selected and substituted with approval from advisor and course instructor.

Undergraduate Requirements

The intent to pursue an accelerated graduate degree in Information Technology Management, MS may be declared with the student’s undergraduate advisor upon advancement to the major and with a 3.00 cumulative GPA.  Per usual UWM Graduate School criteria, students must obtain a “B” or better in all courses taken at the graduate level that are to be counted toward a master’s degree. 

Graduate School Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission into the Graduate School prior to completing their Bachelor’s degree, students must meet the minimum criteria for admission established by the Information Technology Management, MS and the UWM Graduate School. Students who meet the minimum Graduate School admissions criteria with a 3.00 cumulative GPA as determined by the Graduate School will be waived from taking the GRE/GMAT and be guaranteed admittance to the Information Technology Management, MS. Those between a 2.75 and 2.99 cumulative GPA as determined by the Graduate School will be required to submit a GRE/GMAT score and will be subject to secondary review by Lubar Information Technology Management faculty.

Opting Out of the AMD as an Undergraduate Student

Opting Out of the AMD After Starting Graduate School


Information Technology Management, BBA/Information Technology Management, MS

This accelerated graduate degree involves the following bachelor’s and master’s degrees: Information Technology Management, BBA and Information Technology Management, MS. There are 6 forward shared credits and 12 backward shared credits for a total of 18 shared credits.

Eligible Forward Shared Courses

Six (6) graduate-level credits taken in undergraduate status will forward share credit towards the master's degree. Unless granted an exception by program faculty, all accelerated students will forward share the following courses: BUS ADM 749 and BUS ADM 810. BUS ADM 749 fulfills the BBA requirement, BUS ADM 434, and BUS ADM 810 counts towards an Information Technology Management, BBA major elective.

Eligible Backward Shared Courses

Twelve (12) graduate credits may be backward shared as such:

  • 9 credits of Business Electives
  • 3 credits of General Electives

Any of the required or elective course options in the Information Technology Management, MS program may be backward-shared. Additional graduate-level courses may be selected and substituted with approval from advisor and course instructor.

Undergraduate Requirements

The intent to pursue an accelerated degree in Information Technology Management, MS may be declared with the student’s undergraduate advisor upon advancement to the major and with a 3.00 cumulative GPA. Per usual UWM Graduate School criteria, students must obtain a “B” or better in all courses taken at the graduate level that are to be counted toward a graduate degree.

Graduate School Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission into the Graduate School prior to completing their Bachelor’s degree, students must meet the minimum criteria for admission established by the Information Technology Management, MS and the UWM Graduate School. Students who meet the minimum Graduate School admissions criteria with a 3.00 cumulative GPA as determined by the Graduate School will be waived from taking the GRE/GMAT and be guaranteed admittance to the Information Technology Management, MS. Those between a 2.75 and 2.99 cumulative GPA as determined by the Graduate School will be required to submit a GRE/GMAT score and will be subject to secondary review by Lubar Information Technology Management faculty.

Opting Out of the AMD as an Undergraduate Student

Opting Out of the AMD After Starting Graduate School

Information Science and Technology, BS/Information Science and Technology, MS 

This accelerated graduate degree involves the following bachelor’s and master’s degrees: Information Science and Technology, BS (BSIST) and Information Science and Technology, MS (MSIST).

There are 6 forward-shared credits and 15 backward-shared credits for a total of 21 shared credits.

Eligible Forward-shared Courses

Eligible Forward-shared Courses must be approved by the advisor. Any pre-approved MSIST required or elective course can be shared forward. Courses must be taken at the G level. 

Eligible Backward-shared Courses

Any course approved to count toward the MSIST can be shared backward to fulfill a major elective or general elective for the bachelor's degree; and fulfill a required or elective course for the master's degree. 

 

Undergraduate Requirements

Interested students must meet with an academic advisor to determine eligibility for the accelerated graduate degree. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 in the major for admission to the accelerated program, with no active incompletes or retakes of Information Science and Technology courses.

Undergraduate students must maintain an overall GPA of at least 2.75 and a GPA of at least 3.0 in the major area of study.

Graduate School Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission into Graduate School prior to completing their bachelor’s degree, students must meet the minimum criteria for admission established by the MS in Information Science and Technology and the UWM Graduate School and be in progress to complete 105 bachelor’s credits prior to their first term as a graduate student. Students who do not satisfactorily meet graduate school admissions criteria may continue with their BS in Information Science and Technology.

Information Science and Technology, BS/Library and Information Science, MLIS

This accelerated graduate degree involves the following bachelor’s and master’s degrees: Information Science and Technology, BS (BSIST) and Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS).

There are 6 forward shared credits and 15 backward shared credits for a total of 21 shared credits.

Eligible Forward Shared Credit Courses

Eligible Forward Shared Credit Courses must be approved by the advisor. Any pre-approved MLIS required or elective course can be used for forward shared credits. Courses must be taken at the G level.

Eligible Backward Shared Credit Courses

Any course approved to count toward the MLIS can be backward counted for shared credit to fulfill a major elective or general elective for the bachelor's degree; and fulfill a required or elective course for the master’s degree.

 

Undergraduate Requirements

Interested students must meet with an academic advisor to determine eligibility for the accelerated master’s degree. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 in the major for admission to the accelerated program, with no active incompletes or retakes of Library and Information Science courses.

Undergraduate students must maintain an overall GPA of at least 3.25 and a GPA of at least 3.5 in the major area of study.

Graduate School Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission into Graduate School prior to completing their Bachelor’s degree, students must meet the minimum criteria for admission established by the Master of Library and Information Science and the UWM Graduate School and be in progress to complete 105 bachelor’s credits prior to their first term as a graduate student. Students who do not satisfactorily meet graduate school admissions criteria may continue with their BS in Information Science and Technology.

Kinesiology, BS/Athletic Training, MS

This accelerated graduate degree involves the following bachelor’s and master’s degrees: Kinesiology, BS and Athletic Training, MS. There are 6 forward shared credits and 28 backward shared credits for a total of 34 shared credits.

Eligible Forward Shared Courses

Six (6) graduate-level credits taken in undergraduate status may forward share toward the Athletic Training MS.

KIN 550GPsychological Aspects of Human Movement3
KIN 551GPsychology of Injury: Prevention, Rehabilitation & Return to Participation3

Eligible Backward Shared Courses

Twenty-eight (28) graduate credits may be backward shared toward the Kinesiology BS.

ATRAIN 725Gross Anatomical Kinesiology4
ATRAIN 710Prevention & Care of Emergent Medical Conditions in Athletic Training4
ATRAIN 701Introduction to Clinical Education and Professional Development1
ATRAIN 785Clinical Education in Athletic Training: I1
ATRAIN 747Clinical Exam and Diagnosis of the Lower Extremity in Athletic Training3
ATRAIN 757Foundations of Therapeutic Interventions in Athletic Training3
ATRAIN 726Pathoetiology of Musculoskeletal Injury1
ATRAIN 702Ethics in Healthcare1
ATRAIN 703Foundations of Interprofessional Practice1
ATRAIN 786Clinical Education in Athletic Training: II2
ATRAIN 748Clinical Exam and Diagnosis of the Head and Spine in Athletic Training3
ATRAIN 753Medical Physiology II3

Undergraduate Requirements

Students will be admitted as “accelerated BS in Kinesiology/MS in Athletic Training Intended” majors. To be permitted to enroll in U/G courses at the graduate level of work during the junior year with the intention of forward sharing them toward the master’s degree later the student must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a UWM cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher
  • Completion of all GERs
  • Complete the following prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or better or be in progress at the time of application submission:
PSYCH 101Introduction to Psychology3
BIO SCI 150Foundations of Biological Sciences I4
BIO SCI 202Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO SCI 203Anatomy and Physiology II4
CHEM 100Chemical Science4
KIN 270Statistics in the Health Professions: Theory and Practice3
PHYSICS 120General Physics I (Non-Calculus Treatment)4
PHYSICS 121General Physics Laboratory I (Non-Calculus Treatment)1

Graduate School Admission Requirements

Admission to the Graduate School and the professional phase of the MS in Athletic Training program is selective and occurs during February-March of the junior year. In order to be considered for admission to the professional phase of the accelerated program students must meet the following requirements:

  • An essay explaining the student’s interest in the athletic training profession.
  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher.
  • Complete the following prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or better or be in progress at the time of application submission:
KIN 320Biomechanics3
KIN 330Exercise Physiology4
NUTR 235Introduction to Nutrition for the Health Professions3
  • ​Completion of 20 hours of observation of athletic training practice with a certified athletic trainer within 12 months of application submission. This requirement can be met in the KIN 312 Introduction to Athletic Training course.
  • Two letters of recommendation attesting to the student’s maturity and suitability for graduate education in a health profession. One letter must be an academic reference, the other letter must be from the athletic trainer with whom the student completed the majority of their observation hours.
  • Completion of an interview with the MS in Athletic Training Admissions Committee.

Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latinx Studies, BA/Translation and Interpreting Studies, MA 

This accelerated graduate degree involves the following bachelor’s and master’s degrees: Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latinx Studies, BA and Translation and Interpreting Studies, MA. There are 0 forward-shared credits and 15 backward-shared credits for a total of 15 shared credits.

Eligible Forward-shared Courses

This accelerated program does not allow any forward-shared credits.

Eligible Backward-shared Courses

These courses fulfill requirements as electives for the L&S BA degree. Courses eligible for backward sharing include:

Courses eligible for backward-shared credit
TRNSLTN 706Introduction to Translation: French to English 13
TRNSLTN 707Introduction to Translation: Spanish to English 23
TRNSLTN 709Seminar in Literary and Cultural Translation3
TRNSLTN 710Comparative Systems for Translation3
TRNSLTN 716Seminar in Advanced Translation: French to English 13
TRNSLTN 717Seminar in Advanced Translation: Spanish to English 23
TRNSLTN 730Internship in Translation/Interpreting3
TRNSLTN 820Translation Theory3
1

If taking TRNSLTN 706 the student must also take TRNSLTN 716, and none of the other language pair courses.

2

If taking TRNSLTN 707 the student must also take TRNSLTN 717, and none of the other language pair courses.

Undergraduate Requirements

Interested students must meet with an academic advisor to determine eligibility for the accelerated graduate degree. This program is available to LACUSL students with language specializations in either French or Spanish.

The accelerated LACUSL BA/TIS MA program is open to students who have:

  • Declared a Major in LACUSL.
  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or better, and a GPA in their major of 3.5 or better.
  • Completed at least 60 of their undergraduate credit hours and at least 15 of their LACUSL credit hours at UWM.
  • Completed the major requirements (24 credits) for an undergraduate major in LACUSL.

Graduate Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission into Graduate School prior to completing their Bachelor's degree, the student must meet the criteria for admission established by the TIS MA and the UWM Graduate School, and be in progress to complete 105  bachelor's credits prior to their first term as a graduate student. The student should apply to the graduate program by March 1st of their junior year. If students are studying abroad for the spring semester, they are encouraged to submit their application before December 1 of their junior year. In addition, they must

  • Submit a personal statement of goals, abilities, and reasons for pursuing the Translation and Interpreting Studies degree
  • Submit three letters of recommendation, of which at least two must be written by members of the LACUSL affiliated faculty
  • Take and pass the Translation Qualifying Exam no later than May of their third year.

Marketing, BBA/Information Technology Management, MS

This accelerated graduate degree involves the following bachelor’s and master’s degrees: Marketing, BBA and Information Technology Management, MS. There are 6 forward shared credits and 9 backward shared credits for a total of 15 shared credits.

Eligible Forward Shared Courses

Six (6) graduate-level credits taken in undergraduate status may count toward Business Elective credits and forward share to the master’s degree.Any of the required or elective course options in the Information Technology Management, MS program may be forward shared.

Eligible Backward Shared Courses

Nine (9) graduate credits may be backward shared as such:

  • 3 credits of Business Electives
  • 6 credits of General Electives

Any of the required or elective course options in the Information Technology Management, MS program may be backward shared. Additional graduate-level courses may be selected and substituted with approval from advisor and course instructor.

Undergraduate Requirements

The intent to pursue an accelerated degree in Information Technology Management, MS may be declared with the student’s undergraduate advisor upon advancement to the major and with a 3.00 cumulative GPA. Per usual UWM Graduate School criteria, students must obtain a “B” or better in all courses taken at the graduate level that are to be counted toward a master’s degree. 

Graduate School Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission into the Graduate School prior to completing their Bachelor’s degree, students must meet the minimum criteria for admission established by the Information Technology Management, MS and the UWM Graduate School. Students who meet the minimum Graduate School admissions criteria with a 3.00 cumulative GPA as determined by the Graduate School will be waived from taking the GRE/GMAT and be guaranteed admittance to the Information Technology Management, MS. Those between a 2.75 and 2.99 cumulative GPA as determined by the Graduate School will be required to submit a GRE/GMAT score and will be subject to secondary review by Lubar Information Technology Management faculty.

Opting Out of the AMD as an Undergraduate Student

Opting Out of the AMD After Starting Graduate School

Marketing, BBA/Management, MS: Marketing

This accelerated graduate degree involves the following bachelor’s and master’s degrees: Marketing, BBA and Management, MS: Marketing. There are 6 forward shared credits and 12 backward shared credits for a total of 18 shared credits. 

Eligible Forward Shared Courses

Six (6) graduate-level credits taken in undergraduate status may count toward Business Elective credits and forward share to the master’s degree. Any of the required or elective course options in the Management, MS: Marketing program may be forward shared.

Eligible Backward Shared Courses

Twelve (12) graduate credits may be backward shared as such: up to 3 credits of Marketing Major Electives, 6 credits of Business Electives, and 3 credits of General Electives. Any of the required or elective course options in the Management, MS: Marketing program may be backward shared. Additional graduate-level courses may be selected and substituted with approval from advisor and course instructor. 


 

Undergraduate Requirements

The intent to pursue an accelerated degree in Management, MS: Marketing may be declared with the student’s undergraduate advisor upon advancement to the major and with a 3.00 cumulative GPA. 

Students must obtain a “B” or better in all courses taken at the graduate level that are to be counted toward a graduate degree.

Graduate School Admissions Requirements

To be considered for admission into the Graduate School prior to completing their Bachelor’s degree, students must meet the minimum criteria for admission established by the Management, MS: Marketing and the UWM Graduate School. Students who meet the minimum Graduate School admissions criteria with a 3.00 cumulative GPA as determined by the Graduate School will be waived from taking the GRE/GMAT and be guaranteed admittance to the Management, MS: Marketing. Those between a 2.75 and 2.99 cumulative GPA as determined by the Graduate School will be required to submit a GRE/GMAT score and will be subject to secondary review by Lubar Marketing faculty.

Graduate Requirements

NOTE: Bus Adm 708: Marketing Strategy is a required course in the MS-Marketing program. Since Bus Adm 708 was designed for students with minimal previous exposure to marketing concepts, accelerated students, all of whom will have extensive undergraduate marketing coursework, will be allowed to take a Management, MS: Marketing elective from the approved list in place of Bus Adm 708.

Opting Out of the AMD as an Undergraduate Student

Opting Out of the AMD After Starting Graduate School

Public Health, BS/Public Health, MPH: Community and Behavioral Health Promotion

This accelerated graduate degree involves the following bachelor’s and master’s degrees: Public Health, BS and Public Health, MPH: Community and Behavioral Health Promotion. There are up to 9 forward shared credits and up to 21 backward shared credits for a total up to 30 shared credits. 

Eligible Forward Shared Courses

Nine (9) graduate-level credits taken in undergraduate status may count towards the MPH. These credits may include any of the required or elective course options for the MPH degree except PH 800PH 708 fulfills the BSPH requirement for PH 408.

Eligible Backward Shared Courses

All courses that count toward the MPH degree may be shared backward toward the BSPH except PH 800. PH 790 fulfills the PH 600 requirement for the BSPH.

Undergraduate Requirements

Application to the Public Health, BS/Public Health, MPH: Community and Behavioral Health Promotion program consists of two steps:

  1. Internal application to the Zilber College for acceptance into the accelerated MPH.
  2. After internally accepted, students will formally apply to the UWM Graduate School in fall year 4.

Before students can enroll in any forward shared credit graduate MPH courses, students must apply to the Zilber College for acceptance into the accelerated MPH. Applications will usually be due by February 1 of their junior year. All students must demonstrate that they have completed sufficient coursework to apply. Working with their Zilber College academic advisor, students must demonstrate that they will complete the following before entering graduate status at the beginning of the spring semester of their senior year (or equivalent year for transfer students):

  1. all public health major coursework except those to be backward shared (e.g., PH 600);
  2. all GER and BSPH Foundations coursework; and
  3. at least 99 credits towards the BSPH degree.

Students who meet the coursework minimums and have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of  3.700 in their undergraduate coursework at the time of their application to the accelerated MPH will be guaranteed admission to the Public Health, BS/Public Health, MPH: Community and Behavioral Health Promotion program. To apply, they simply need to complete an application form (including a statement of purpose) that indicates their MPH track of choice and declares their intent to pursue the accelerated MPH. Zilber College program staff will obtain unofficial transcripts to support the application. 

Students who meet the coursework minimums and have earned a cumulative GPA between 3.000 and 3.699 can apply for selective admission. The application will consist of:

  • Application form (including statement of purpose) that indicates their first and second ranked choice of MPH concentrations, and intent to pursue the accelerated MPH; 
  • Two letters of recommendation consisting of one from a BSPH course instructor and one from someone other than a BSPH course instructor (e.g., an instructor of a course outside the public health major or a work or volunteer supervisor). The letters will assess the students' academic and intellectual strengths and weaknesses, and their maturity and suitability for an accelerated MPH program; and
  • Unofficial transcripts obtained by Zilber College program staff.

Students will usually be informed by March 15 if they have been accepted into the accelerated MPH program. If they are not accepted into the program, they can continue their BSPH studies and then apply to the standard MPH Program. 

All students admitted to the program will be considered for any available Zilber College scholarships to cover tuition and other fees while in graduate student status. 

While in undergraduate status and taking forward shared graduate coursework, students must complete the same academic work and follow the same performance standards as graduate students in the MPH program. 

Most Community and Behavioral Health Promotion concentration students in the accelerated MPH will satisfy all requirements for their BSPH degree either at the end of summer of their 4th year or at the end of the fall semester of their 5th year.

Graduate School Admissions Requirements

Application to UWM Graduate School: Once students have been internally accepted into the accelerated MPH program they must formally apply to the UWM Graduate School via Panthera. The Zilber College graduate advisor will email students with instructions on how to apply in early fall of their first semester in the accelerated MPH program. 

Approved admission to the accelerated MPH program allows the student to enroll in 9 graduate credits of coursework during the fall of their senior year while they remain in undergraduate student status. Students must meet minimum grade standards in their forward shared graduate courses to begin graduate student status in the spring of their senior year. These graduate courses can fulfill requirements for the BSPH degree even if students do not meet these Graduate School minimums. 

Maintaining Admission to the Graduate School and Starting Graduate Student Status:

Admission to this program and to the Graduate School is described above. Students will begin their graduate career at the beginning of the spring semester of their senior (4th or equivalent for transfer students) year. To maintain admission to the Graduate School and begin graduate student status prior to completing their bachelor's degree, students must meet the following minimum Graduate School standards:

  • Earn at least a "B" or better in each graduate course that will be forward share toward the MPH degree; and
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale for all undergraduate coursework complete to date.

Once students begin graduate student status, they will complete the remaining up to 21 credits for their BSPH through backward shared graduate coursework. Students who do not satisfactorily meet minimum Graduate Student standards in their last semester of undergraduate status (through Winterim session of their senior year), may continue with their BSPH and graduate in spring of their senior year. 

Public Health, BS/Public Health, MPH: Environmental Health Sciences

This accelerated graduate degree involves the following bachelor’s and master’s degrees: Public Health, BS and Public Health, MPH: Environmental Health Sciences. There are up to 9 forward shared credits and up to 20 backward shared credits for a total up to 29 shared credits.

Eligible Forward Shared Courses

Nine (9) graduate-level credits taken in undergraduate status may count towards the MPH. These credits may include any of the required or elective course options for the MPH degree except PH 800PH 708 fulfills the BSPH requirement for PH 408.

Eligible Backward Shared Courses

All courses that count toward the MPH degree may be shared backward toward the BSPH except PH 800. PH 790 fulfills the PH 600 requirement for the BSPH.

Undergraduate Requirements

Application to the Public Health, BS/Public Health, MPH: Environmental Health Sciences program consists of two steps:

  1. Internal application to the Zilber College for acceptance into the accelerated MPH.
  2. After internally accepted, students will formally apply to the UWM Graduate School in fall year 4.

Before students can enroll in any forward shared graduate MPH courses, students must apply to the Zilber College for acceptance into the accelerated MPH. Applications will usually be due by February 1 of their junior year. All students must demonstrate that they have completed sufficient coursework to apply. Working with their Zilber College academic advisor, students must demonstrate that they will complete the following before entering graduate status at the beginning of the spring semester of their senior year (or equivalent year for transfer students):

  1. all public health major coursework except those to be backward shared (e.g., PH 600);
  2. all GER and BSPH Foundations coursework; and
  3. at least 100 credits towards the BSPH degree.

Students who meet the coursework minimums and have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.700 in their undergraduate coursework at the time of their application to the accelerated MPH will be guaranteed admission to the Public Health, BS/Public Health, MPH: Environmental Health Sciences program. To apply, they simply need to complete an application form (including a statement of purpose) that indicates their MPH concentration of choice and declares their intent to pursue the accelerated MPH. Zilber College program staff will obtain unofficial transcripts to support the application. 

Students who meet the coursework minimums and have earned a cumulative GPA between 3.000 and 3.699 can apply for selective admission. The application will consist of:

  • Application form (including statement of purpose) that indicates their first and second ranked choice of MPH concentrations, and intent to pursue the accelerated MPH; 
  • Two letters of recommendation consisting of one from a BSPH course instructor and one from someone other than a BSPH course instructor (e.g., an instructor of a course outside the public health major or a work or volunteer supervisor). The letters will assess the students' academic and intellectual strengths and weaknesses, and their maturity and suitability for an accelerated MPH program; and
  • Unofficial transcripts obtained by Zilber College program staff.

Students will usually be informed by March 15 if they have been accepted into the accelerated MPH program. If they are not accepted into the program, they can continue their BSPH studies and then apply to the standard MPH Program. 

All students admitted to the program will be considered for any available Zilber College scholarships to cover tuition and other fees while in graduate student status. 

While in undergraduate status and taking forward shared graduate coursework, students must complete the same academic work and follow the same performance standards as graduate students in the MPH program. 

Most EHS concentration students in the accelerated MPH will satisfy all requirements for their BSPH degree either at the end of summer of their 4th year or at the end of the fall semester of their 5th year.

Graduate School Admissions Requirements

Application to UWM Graduate School: Once students have been internally accepted into the accelerated MPH program, they must formally apply to the UWM Graduate School via Panthera. The Zilber College graduate advisor will email students with instructions on how to apply in early fall of their first semester in the accelerated MPH program. 

Approved admission to the accelerated MPH program allows the student to enroll in 9 graduate credits of coursework during the fall of their senior year while they remain in undergraduate student status. Students must meet minimum grade standards in their forward shared graduate courses to begin graduate student status in the spring of their senior year. These graduate courses can fulfill requirements for the BSPH degree even if students do not meet these Graduate School minimums. 

Maintaining Admission to the Graduate School and Starting Graduate Student Status:

Admission to this program and to the Graduate School is described above. Students will begin their graduate career at the beginning of the spring semester of their senior (4th or equivalent for transfer students) year. To maintain admission to the Graduate School and begin graduate student status prior to completing their bachelor's degree, students must meet the following minimum Graduate School standards:

  • Earn at least a "B" or better in each graduate course that will be forward counted toward the MPH degree; and
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale for all undergraduate coursework complete to date.

Once students begin graduate student status, they will complete the remaining up to 20 credits for their BSPH through backward shared graduate coursework. Students who do not satisfactorily meet minimum Graduate Student standards in their last semester of undergraduate status (through Winterim session of their senior year) may continue with their BSPH and graduate in spring of their senior year. 

Public Health, BS/Public Health, MPH: Epidemiology

This accelerated graduate degree involves the following bachelor’s and master’s degrees: Public Health, BS and Public Health, MPH: Epidemiology. There are up to 9 forward share credits and up to 21 backward shared credits for a total up to 30 shared credits.

Eligible Forward Shared Courses

Nine (9) graduate-level credits taken in undergraduate status may count towards the MPH. These credits may include any of the required or elective course options for the MPH degree except PH 800PH 708 fulfills the BSPH requirement for PH 408.

Eligible Backward Shared Courses

All courses that count toward the MPH degree may be shared backward toward the BSPH except PH 800. PH 790 fulfills the PH 600 requirement for the BSPH.

Undergraduate Requirements

Application to the Public Health, BS/Public Health, MPH: Epidemiology program consists of two steps:

  1. Internal application to the Zilber College for acceptance into the accelerated MPH.
  2. After internally accepted, students will formally apply to the UWM Graduate School in fall year 4.

Before students can enroll in any forward shared graduate MPH courses, students must apply to the Zilber College for acceptance into the accelerated MPH. Applications will usually be due by February 1 of their junior year. All students must demonstrate that they have completed sufficient coursework to apply. Working with their Zilber College academic advisor, students must demonstrate that they will complete the following before entering graduate status at the beginning of the spring semester of their senior year (or equivalent year for transfer students):

  1. all public health major coursework except those to be backward shared (e.g., PH 600);
  2. all GER and BSPH Foundations coursework; and
  3. at least 99 credits towards the BSPH degree.

Students who meet the coursework minimums and have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of  3.700 in their undergraduate coursework at the time of their application to the accelerated MPH will be guaranteed admission to the Public Health, BS/Public Health, MPH: Epidemiology. To apply, they simply need to complete an application form (including a statement of purpose) that indicates their MPH concentration of choice and declares their intent to pursue the accelerated MPH. Zilber College program staff will obtain unofficial transcripts to support the application. 

Students who meet the coursework minimums and have earned a cumulative GPA between 3.000 and 3.699 can apply for selective admission. The application will consist of:

  • Application form (including statement of purpose) that indicates their first and second ranked choice of MPH concentrations, and intent to pursue the accelerated MPH; 
  • Two letters of recommendation consisting of one from a BSPH course instructor and one from someone other than a BSPH course instructor (e.g., an instructor of a course outside the public health major or a work or volunteer supervisor). The letters will assess the students' academic and intellectual strengths and weaknesses, and their maturity and suitability for an accelerated MPH program; and
  • Unofficial transcripts obtained by Zilber College program staff.

Students will usually be informed by March 15 if they have been accepted into the accelerated MPH program. If they are not accepted into the program, they can continue their BSPH studies and then apply to the standard MPH Program. 

All students admitted to the program will be considered for any available Zilber College scholarships to cover tuition and other fees while in graduate student status. 

While in undergraduate status and taking forward shared graduate coursework, students must complete the same academic work and follow the same performance standards as graduate students in the MPH program. 

Graduate School Admissions Requirements

Application to UWM Graduate School: Once students have been internally accepted into the accelerated MPH program, they must formally apply to the UWM Graduate School via Panthera. The Zilber College graduate advisor will email students with instructions on how to apply in early fall of their first semester in the accelerated MPH program.

Approved admission to the accelerated MPH program allows the student to enroll in 9 graduate credits of coursework during the fall of their senior year while they remain in undergraduate student status. Students must meet minimum grade standards in their forward shared graduate courses to begin graduate student status in the spring of their senior year. These graduate courses can fulfill requirements for the BSPH degree even if students do not meet these Graduate School minimums. 

Maintaining Admission to the Graduate School and Starting Graduate Student Status:

Admission to this program and to the Graduate School is described above. Students will begin their graduate career at the beginning of the spring semester of their senior (4th or equivalent for transfer students) year. To maintain admission to the Graduate School and begin graduate student status prior to completing their bachelor's degree, students must meet the following minimum Graduate School standards:

  • Earn at least a "B" or better in each graduate course that will be forward shared toward the MPH degree; and
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale for all undergraduate coursework complete to date.

Once students begin graduate student status, they will complete the remaining up to 21 credits for their BSPH through backward shared graduate coursework. Students who do not satisfactorily meet minimum Graduate Student standards in their last semester of undergraduate status (through Winterim session of their senior year), may continue with their BSPH and graduate in spring of their senior year. 

Public Health, BS/Public Health, MPH: Public Health Policy

This accelerated graduate degree involves the following bachelor’s and master’s degrees: Public Health, BS and Public Health, MPH: Public Health Policy. There are up to 9 forward shared credits and up to 21 backward shared credits for a total up to 30 shared credits.

Eligible Forward Shared Courses

Nine (9) graduate-level credits taken in undergraduate status may count towards the MPH. These credits may include any of the required or elective course options for the MPH degree except PH 800PH 708 fulfills the BSPH requirement for PH 408.

Eligible Backward Shared Courses

All courses that count toward the MPH degree may be shared backward toward the BSPH except PH 800. PH 790 fulfills thePH 600 requirement for the BSPH.

Undergraduate Requirements

Application to the Public Health, BS/Public Health, MPH: Public Health Policy program consists of two steps:

  1. Internal application to the Zilber College for acceptance into the accelerated MPH.
  2. After internally accepted, students will formally apply to the UWM Graduate School in fall year 4.

Before students can enroll in any forward shared graduate MPH courses, students must apply to the Zilber College for acceptance into the accelerated MPH. Applications will usually be due by February 1 of their junior year. All students must demonstrate that they have completed sufficient coursework to apply. Working with their Zilber College academic advisor, students must demonstrate that they will complete the following before entering graduate status at the beginning of the spring semester of their senior year (or equivalent year for transfer students):

  1. all public health major coursework except those to be backward shared (e.g., PH 600);
  2. all GER and BSPH Foundations coursework; and
  3. at least 99 credits towards the BSPH degree.

Students who meet the coursework minimums and have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.700 in their undergraduate coursework at the time of their application to the accelerated MPH will be guaranteed admission to the Public Health, BS/Public Health, MPH: Public Health Policy program. To apply, they simply need to complete an application form (including a statement of purpose) that indicates their MPH concentration of choice and declares their intent to pursue the accelerated MPH. Zilber College program staff will obtain unofficial transcripts to support the application. 

Students who meet the coursework minimums and have earned a cumulative GPA between 3.000 and 3.699 can apply for selective admission. The application will consist of:

  • Application form (including statement of purpose) that indicates their first and second ranked choice of MPH concentrations, and intent to pursue the accelerated MPH; 
  • Two letters of recommendation consisting of one from a BSPH course instructor and one from someone other than a BSPH course instructor (e.g., an instructor of a course outside the public health major or a work or volunteer supervisor). The letters will assess the students' academic and intellectual strengths and weaknesses, and their maturity and suitability for an accelerated MPH program; and
  • Unofficial transcripts obtained by Zilber College program staff.

Students will usually be informed by March 15 if they have been accepted into the accelerated MPH program. If they are not accepted into the program, they can continue their BSPH studies and then apply to the standard MPH Program. 

All students admitted to the program will be considered for any available Zilber College scholarships to cover tuition and other fees while in graduate student status. 

While in undergraduate status and taking forward shared graduate coursework, students must complete the same academic work and follow the same performance standards as graduate students in the MPH program. 

Graduate School Admissions Requirements

Application to UWM Graduate School: Once students have been internally accepted into the accelerated MPH program they must formally apply to the UWM Graduate School via Panthera. The Zilber College graduate advisor will email students with instructions on how to apply in early fall of their first semester in the accelerated MPH program.

Approved admission to the accelerated MPH program allows the student to enroll in 9 graduate credits of coursework during the fall of their senior year while they remain in undergraduate student status. Students must meet minimum grade standards in their forward shared graduate courses to begin graduate student status in the spring of their senior year. These graduate courses can fulfill requirements for the BSPH degree even if students do not meet these Graduate School minimums. 

Maintaining Admission to the Graduate School and Starting Graduate Student Status:

Admission to this program and to the Graduate School is described above. Students will begin their graduate career at the beginning of the spring semester of their senior (4th or equivalent for transfer students) year. To maintain admission to the Graduate School and begin graduate student status prior to completing their bachelor's degree, students must meet the following minimum Graduate School standards:

  • Earn at least a "B" or better in each graduate course that will be forward shared toward the MPH degree; and
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale for all undergraduate coursework complete to date.

Once students begin graduate student status, they will complete the remaining up to 21 credits for their BSPH through backward shared graduate coursework. Students who do not satisfactorily meet minimum Graduate Student standards in their last semester of undergraduate status (through Winterim session of their senior year), may continue with their BSPH and graduate in spring of their senior year. 

Supply Chain and Operations Management, BBA/Information Technology Management, MS

This accelerated graduate degree involves the following bachelor’s and master’s degrees: Supply Chain and Operations Management, BBA and Information Technology Management, MS. There are 6 forward-shared credits and 9 backward-shared credits for a total of 15 shared credits.

Eligible Forward-shared Courses

Six graduate-level credits taken in undergraduate status may count toward Business Elective credits and share forward to the master’s degree. Any of the required or elective course options in the Information Technology Management, MS program may be shared forward. 

Eligible Backward-shared Courses

Nine graduate credits may be backward-shared credit as such: 

  • 3 credits of Business Electives
  • 6 credits of General Electives

Any of the required or elective course options in the Information Technology Management, MS program may be shared backward. Additional graduate-level courses may be selected and substituted with approval from advisor and course instructor. 

Undergraduate Requirements

The intent to pursue an accelerated degree in Information Technology Management, MS may be declared with the student’s undergraduate advisor upon advancement to the major and with a 3.00 cumulative GPA. Per usual UWM Graduate School criteria, students must obtain a “B” or better in all courses taken at the graduate level that are to be counted toward a master’s degree. 

Graduate School Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission into the Graduate School prior to completing their bachelor’s degree, students must meet the minimum criteria for admission established by the Information Technology Management, MS and the UWM Graduate School. Students who meet the minimum Graduate School admissions criteria with a 3.00 cumulative GPA as determined by the Graduate School will be waived from taking the GRE/GMAT and be guaranteed admittance to the Information Technology Management, MS. Those between a 2.75 and 2.99 cumulative GPA as determined by the Graduate School will be required to submit a GRE/GMAT score and will be subject to secondary review by Lubar Information Technology Management faculty.

Opting Out of the AMD as an Undergraduate Student

Opting Out of the AMD After Starting Graduate School

Urban Studies, BA/Urban Planning, MUP 

This accelerated graduate degree program involves the following bachelor's and master's degrees: Urban Studies (USP), BA and Urban Planning MUP. There are 9 forward-shared credits and 21 backward-shared credits for a total of 30 shared credits.

Eligible Forward-shared Courses

Courses must be taken at the graduate (G) level and will count toward the MUP graduate requirement, and will also fulfill the Urban Studies major requirements.

Courses approved for forward sharing
AFRIC 300GUrban Violence3
AFRIC 319GAfrican American Urban History3
GEOG 441GGeography of Cities and Metropolitan Areas3
GEOG 443GCities of the World: Comparative Urban Geography3
GEOG 464GEnvironmental Problems3
GEOG 520GPhysical Geography of the City3
GEOG 540GGlobalization and the City3
GEOG 564GUrban Environmental Change and Social Justice3
GEOG 826Intermediate Geographic Information Science4
HIST 450GThe History of Milwaukee3
HIST 463GHistory of the American City3
POL SCI 450GUrban Political Problems3
POL SCI 452GAdministrative Law3
URB STD 450GUrban Growth and Development: A Global View3

Eligible Backward-shared Courses

These courses fulfill College of Letters & Sciences (L&S) electives for the undergraduate degree (a maximum of 30 credits outside of L&S may be counted toward the L&S BA).

Courses approved for backward sharing
URBPLAN 701Introduction to Land Use Planning1
URBPLAN 702Introduction to Planning Law2
URBPLAN 711Planning Theories and Practice3
URBPLAN 720Urban Development Theory and Planning3
URBPLAN 721Applied Planning Methods3
URBPLAN 740Data Analysis Methods I3
URBPLAN 810Planning Policy Analysis6

Undergraduate Requirements

Interested students must meet with an academic advisor to determine eligibility for the accelerated graduate degree. The Accelerated Master of Urban Planning requires students meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum UWM cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher.
  • Completion of all General Education Requirements (GER).
  • Junior standing.
  • Declaration of major in Urban Studies with the intent to apply for the Accelerated Master of Urban Planning degree.

Students must meet these requirements before taking any graduate (G) level classes as an undergraduate student.

Approved enrollment into graduate level course work during an undergraduate career does not guarantee admission to the Master of Urban Planning as part of the accelerated Master of Urban Planning program. These courses fulfill requirements for the BA in Urban Studies, regardless of acceptance into Graduate School.

Graduate Admissions Requirements

Admission to the professional phase of the Master of Urban Planning is selective and occurs in December-January of the junior (3rd) year. To be considered for admission into the Graduate School prior to completing their bachelor's degree, a student must meet the criteria for admission established by the MUP and the UWM Graduate School, and be in progress to complete 99 bachelor's credits prior to their first term as a graduate student. In addition, admission to the MUP requires:

  • A cumulative UWM grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher.
  • Three letters of recommendation.

External Programs

AMDs between external college or university programs and UWM are described in their Articulation Agreements. Contact those programs directly.