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Accelerated Master’s Programs

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As early as junior year, undergraduates from Smith, Amherst, Hampshire and Mount Holyoke colleges can enter accelerated master’s programs at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Undergraduates enrolled in these programs take advantage of Five College cross-registration and complete a master's degree a year after graduation (two for those that normally take three).


The following accelerated programs at UMass welcome students from the four colleges (with appropriate preparation):

The following life science programs at UMass build on a junior/senior year research project in a participating faculty member’s lab (including affiliated faculty at the four colleges):

For more information, please contact the Office of the Provost.