AUBURN – Students at Auburn University will soon have the opportunity to earn credit for a master’s degree while still working toward their undergraduate diploma.
Trustees at Auburn today approved an accelerated dual degree program that is expected to appeal to top students who wish to work in fields where advanced qualifications are needed.
“It’s an attractive option for highly-motivated students,” said Auburn President Jay Gogue. “They can use their academic talents to more quickly earn an advanced degree through a rigorous course of study.”
Students must meet minimum grade point and credit hour standards to become eligible.
“We’ve heard from prospective students and high school teachers and guidance counselors,” said Sarah B. Newton, president pro tempore of the Auburn Board.
Many students want to augment their educational experience by working toward two degrees.”
The university has not yet announced which specific programs will qualify for accelerated degrees.
The program is expected to save participating students both time and money. It will also benefit students who are preparing for careers in which workers are in short supply.