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Earn credit toward your graduate degree while still an undergraduate, saving you time and money!


EIU undergraduate students with at least 60 hours of undergraduate credit and a 3.25 GPA can apply to an accelerated graduate program. An accelerated graduate program allows you to start taking your graduate coursework as an undergraduate and then count it both for your undergraduate degree and your graduate degree, saving you time and money.

These graduate programs offer accelerated program options:

Master of Arts in Aging Studies

Master of Science in Chemistry

Master of Arts in Communication Studies
Master of Science in Cybersecurity
Master of Arts in Economics
Master of Arts in English
Master of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences
Professional Science Master's in Geographic Information Sciences
Master of Science in Health Promotion and Leadership

Master of Arts in History
Master of Arts Political Science
Master of Science in Technology

Contact the Graduate School with questions about Accelerated Graduate Programs! graduate@eiu.edu or 217-581-2220

Ready to apply? Each graduate program has specific admission criteria and requirements: please contact the graduate coordinator of the program for detailed information. Start the application process here.

Upon acceptance to the program, you are required to complete this shared course request form with assistance from the program's graduate coordinator.