Our Accelerated Graduate Pathway to the Leadership Studies master’s program allows you to begin taking graduate-level courses during your final year of undergraduate studies. These courses will satisfy credit requirements for both the undergraduate program as well as the graduate program. You’ll save up to 12 credits — which also saves you time and money.
Additionally, the graduate application and fee will be waived if you meet undergraduate progress standards, and you’ll be automatically admitted to the University of Southern Maine (USM) Leadership Studies graduate program.
Undergraduate majors that can enroll: All majors can enroll in this pathway. Please be advised that some majors that require 70 credits or more will extend the normal timeline for the Accelerated Graduate Pathway.
Accelerated Graduate Pathway requirements: Learn more
Enrolling in the Accelerated Graduate Pathway
- Prospective undergraduate students: You can select this pathway when you apply to USM for undergraduate study.
- Current students: This pathway is most beneficial when you declare it as early as possible in your undergraduate studies. Contact your Academic Advisor to learn more about how the pathway can work with your current academic progress.
About the Leadership Studies program
Both the Leadership Studies bachelor’s degree and master’s degree programs can be completed fully on-campus, fully online, or through a blend of both on-campus and online courses.
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