The International Studies Three-Year Accelerated Degree Program
How to apply
Step 1: Meet with your Academic Success Coordinator to discuss whether an accelerated program is right for you. Interested students should also visit with staff in the Office of Financial Aid for additional options and resources.
Step 2: To declare your intent, complete the Accelerated Programs Agreement provided by your advisor.
The benefits of an Accelerated Program
Students who graduate in 3 or 3 ½ years will need to invest in summer tuition, fees, and related expenses, but may reduce their overall cost of attendance. The opportunity to enter a graduate or professional degree program or begin earning a professional salary earlier may enhance lifetime earnings. Note that International Studies also offers an Accelerated (4+1) Masters Program with the Masters of Public Policy Administration (MPPA).
While pursuing Accelerated Programs has many benefits, there are also items to consider. For instance, you may not have the opportunity to explore majors and add additional programs of study such as minors or second majors. If you change your major, an accelerated path may no longer work for you. If at any time you decide to opt out of an Accelerated Program, you should meet with your advisor to discuss taking more time for degree completion, and, if using financial aid, contact the Office of Financial Aid.