AMD in Engineering Management

Accelerated Master’s Degree in Engineering Management

The Department of Civil Engineering at Marshall University offers an accelerated path for students in the B.S. in Civil Engineering (BSCE) degree program to earn the Master of Science in Engineering, Engineering Management major. The M.S. in Engineering (MSE) program is an interdisciplinary engineering program designed to meet the specific needs of engineers employed in industry, government, and consulting, as well as those desiring a traditional research-based graduate degree.
Undergraduates accepted to an Accelerated Master’s Degree (AMD) program can begin taking graduate coursework while still in the B.S. program. These graduate credits can be taken in their senior year up to a maximum of 12 hours in place of electives. AMD will facilitate an enhanced transition into the graduate program.
We encourage qualified undergraduates to consider doing an accelerated master’s degree. Please meet your advisor to see if you qualify for the program, and discuss course planning options.

Advantages of an Accelerated Degree

  • complete the Bachelor’s degree with up to 12 fewer credit hours, (must meet all other degree requirements for the Bachelor’s degree);
  • begin work on the master’s degree during the senior year;
  • complete up to 12 graduate credits at undergraduate tuition rates;
  • earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in less time.


BSCE students enrolled in the Engineering Management AMD are eligible to take the graduate level EM 660 (Project Management) course in place of ENGR 451 (Project Management), EM 668 (Operations Management) as their Technical Elective, and two graduate-level ENGR, CE, or ENVE courses to count as Civil Engineering Electives required by the BSCE degree. Following this approach AMD students will have completed four graduate courses during the BSCE degree, and thus will have 18 graduate credit hours remaining to earn the MSE in Engineering Management.

Eligibility Requirements for the Accelerated Master’s Degree Program

  • must have completed at least 90 hours toward the Bachelor’s degree before beginning the AMD;
  • must have at least a 3.30 overall undergraduate GPA, and at least 3.30 GPA in the major;
  • must submit AMD Plan of Study form.

How to Apply

  1. During the junior or senior year, eligible students should meet with their Undergraduate Advisor and the Chair/Director of the chosen Master’s degree program to develop an AMD Plan of Study. This form is available from this Link. The completed, signed, and approved Plan of Study must be submitted to the Graduate College. Any changes to the AMD Plan of Study must be approved by the Undergraduate Advisor and Chair/Director of Graduate Studies.
  2. The student’s acceptance into the AMD program is subject to the approval of the Plan of Study by the Dean of the Graduate College.
  3. Students accepted into the AMD program should apply for admission to the chosen Master’s degree program for the first semester after the Bachelor’s degree is awarded. Applications should be submitted during the last semester of the senior year.


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