Accelerated M.A. in Communication

The Accelerated MA Program (AMP) in Communication allows students who qualify to complete 12 credits of graduate level coursework during the fourth year of their undergraduate program. After one additional year of graduate courses, students in this program will graduate from the University of Arizona with both a bachelor’s and master’s degree.

This highly competitive program requires students take 12 graduate credits as an undergraduate student and complete 22 graduate credits as a graduate student. AMP students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 in graduate coursework.

Admission Requirements

  • Undergraduate Communication major entering their senior year in the Fall
  • Completion of a minimum of 75 undergraduate credit hours at the time of the application; a minimum of 90 undergraduate credit hours required at the time of entry into the program
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 at the time of entry into the program
  • Completion of at least 12 undergraduate credits in the Communication major at the University of Arizona’s Main Campus
  • Completion or near completion of general education requirements
  • Demonstration of maturity necessary for success in an accelerated, highly competitive program
  • Submission of a graduate application and payment of application fee
  • Expectation to complete the undergraduate degree within four years*
  • GRE scores are not required to be admitted into the AMP.
The undergraduate degree requirements must be completed before the student is eligible to have the Master's degree awarded. For more information on AMP policies, please read the admission requirements guide.

When to Apply

  • Apply during the spring of your junior year
  • Applications open February 1, 2024
  • Deadline to apply for Fall 2024 Admission: April 15, 2024

How to Apply

Email Graduate Program Coordinator, Ioana Squires (, for an Application Authorization Code. Then, visit and complete the graduate application.

More Information

Please contact the Graduate Program Coordinator, Ioana Squires (, with any questions and inquiries. Interested students are also encouraged to contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr. Jennifer Stevens Aubrey (

The following guides offer more information on the AMP: