Get started on a graduate degree while still an undergraduate!

The Accelerated Master’s Platform (AMP) allows students to apply to the graduate program at the end of their junior year and, if accepted, matriculate into the master’s program immediately after graduation. With careful planning, including taking graduate classes in their senior year, students can then complete a master’s degree within one year after finishing their bachelor’s. Students admitted to the co-degree program must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better throughout their undergraduate and master’s degree programs, or they will be subject to dismissal from the AMP.

Successful applicants are allowed to apply a maximum of twelve graduate credits (taken for a letter grade and not including blanket-numbered courses) to both their undergraduate and master’s degrees.

Non-CS majors are eligible to apply for CS graduate degrees, but must have completed at least three 300-level CS courses with a B or better, including CS 325.

Example Plan for AMP program:

  Fall Winter Spring
Senior year

CS/ECE 5XX course

(4 credits)

CS/ECE 5XX course

(4 credits)

CS/ECE5XX course

(4 credits)

Final year

MS: 2 courses + project/thesis

MEng: 3 courses

(9-12 credits)

MS: 2 courses + project/thesis

MEng: 3 courses

(9-12 credits)

MS: 2 courses + project/thesis

MEng: 3 courses

(9-12 credits)

     

Total = 45 credits

Degrees offered:

  • CS MEng: coursework only
  • CS MS: coursework and thesis or project
  • ECE MEng: coursework only
  • ECE MS: coursework and thesis or project

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of 105 credits toward undergraduate degree program.
  • A minimum of 3.25 GPA in current degree. 
  • No GRE needed.
  • Transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended.
  • Three letters of reference. One of the reference letters must be from the applicant’s potential graduate advisor.
  • A plan of courses to be taken during senior year and signed by your potential graduate advisor that show completion of undergraduate degree and expected graduate courses.

An example plan:

Fall Winter Spring

CS 461 (3)
CS 3/4XX (4)
PAC (1)
CS 5XX (4)

CS 462 (3)
CS 3/4XX (4)
PAC (1)
CS 5XX (4)

CS 463 (2)
CS 3/4XX (3)
Baccore (3)
CS 5XX (4)

Statement of purpose: A description of the applicant’s objectives in pursuing an advanced degree. This should be a brief (maximum of one page when printed) summary of the applicant's career goals, research interests, and pertinent experience.

Admission Process

  • Apply by June 30 of junior year.
  • Complete the online application via the Graduate School website. Before your application, you will need to meet with the Graduate Program Coordinator, (Calvin.Hughes@oregonstate.edu) to receive your application code. 
  • Admission is competitive, not all of the applicants who meet the minimum requirements will be accepted.
  • Notification of acceptance will come by August 1.