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Accelerated Master's Degree Program

Now Accepting Applications!


About the ADP

The Chemistry Accelerated Degree Program is a research-based Master's Degree completed during one additional year of graduate study.
• Spend another year at Michigan before pursuing advanced degrees in other programs or at other institutions
• Prepare for expanded opportunities in industry that the MS degree affords

Note: This program is not a precursor to a PhD in Chemistry at the University of Michigan.  Accelerated Master's Degree students are welcome to apply to the Ph.D. program in competition with all other applicants..


  • Pursuing a University of Michigan undergraduate degree
  • Minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA
  • A record of research success 
    • A proposed research plan  & support letter are required for admission
  • In addition to LSA Chemistry majors, also eligible are those with chemistry minors or chemistry focused study or research in programs in Biophysics, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Cell & Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, etc.
  • NOT eligible: students already pursuing two different undergraduate bachelors degrees (not majors), for example a BBA from Ross School of Business and a BS in LSA.
  • NOT eligible: students already in special programs such as the CHEM/CHEM-E

How to Apply

Application deadline: February 1
Applications are welcomed from juniors and seniors.