Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Program

The Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s (ABM) degree program gives exceptional undergraduate students from any major across NC State University an opportunity to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree at an accelerated pace. 

MALS allows you to combine courses in different disciplines from across the university to create a specialized concentration: your bachelor’s degree can be in any major. We set guidelines, but you have great flexibility in building a unique concentration based on your academic interests and professional aspirations. The ABM program allows 12 graduate credit hours to be double-counted for both the bachelor's and master's degrees; 18 graduate credit hours must be earned for the master's degree only.

The MALS program requirements consist of three parts:

Interdisciplinary Methods (9 hours)

Concentration (18 hours)

Final Project (3 hours)

Criteria needed to apply:

  • At least 75 credit hours completed in your undergraduate program
  • A GPA of at least 3.5

If you believe you might qualify, contact MALS director Dr. Michael Garval for more information.

How to apply to the MALS ABM Program:

  • Meet with the MALS director during your junior year (or after 75 completed credit hours).
  • Meet with your undergraduate program director and MALS director to plan your ABM track.
  • Apply to MALS through the online graduate application at

For complete details on the ABM and MALS Program, contact MALS director Dr. Michael Garval or complete an interest form.