Accelerated Options

  • MSUM offers academic options that help you get a head start on college while in high school, dual degree programs designed specifically for transfer students, online completer degrees, and a number of pre-professional programs. Take a look at what might fit your needs.

    Dual Degree (2+2 or 3+1) Programs

    Dual degree programs, also known as 2+2 or 3+1 programs, give you the opportunity to streamline your undergraduate degree in:

    You can transfer in with coursework from a community or technical college and be halfway to your bachelor’s degree. Each program has its own admission requirements so visit the program of interest to you.

    18 Online

    18 online is a program for teachers to earn the 18 credits needed to become qualified content area concurrent enrollment instructors. The Higher Learning Commission requires that teachers instructing concurrent enrollment (dual credit) courses have a master’s degree in the subject area they are teaching, or have a master’s degree and 18 credits in the subject area they are teaching.

    Dual Enrollment

    Minnesota’s Post Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) program lets you get a jump-start on earning college credit by taking courses while you’re still in high school. Motivated high school juniors and seniors can take college courses tuition free – saving both time and money.

    Engineering Dual Degree

    The Engineering Dual Degree gives you a distinctly competitive advantage by earning 2 degrees in 5 years. It works this way: Take three years of preliminary work toward a degree in mathematics, physics or chemistry at MSUM. Then, transfer to the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities to finish up 2 years in engineering. You’ll earn 2 degrees—one from MSUM in mathematics, physics or chemistry and an engineering degree in your chosen specialty from the U of M.

    Pre-Professional Health Programs

    If you’re interested in pursuing professional study for healthcare, you should choose a major based on your personal interests and strengths. We provide focused advising and informational support to help you be successful in your application for post-graduate studies in these disciplines. Admission to graduate or professional school in health-related field is typically focused on specific undergraduate requirements and other admission criteria determined by each program.

    Summer Online

    Get one step closer to graduation by taking MSUM’s affordable summer courses. Courses are offered in flexible three-, four-, five-, six- and eight-week sessions with courses being offered online to accommodate your schedule.