Why Earn An Accelerated Master of Science at Montana Tech? 

Save time, save money, and get into the workforce as soon as possible, with an advanced degree. 

Careful design to include qualifying graduate-level coursework into the undergraduate curriculum will lead to an accelerated MS degree, as there is the opportunity to count up to 9 credit hours toward the graduate degree. Undergraduates are also encouraged to begin a research project to get a head start on the thesis requirements. Please contact a faculty in the participating departments listed below for more information on this opportunity. 

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Admission Requirements

  • Second semester of Junior year or 75 credit hours completed.

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 – no exceptions.

  • Completion of application requirements for the Graduate School (GRE not required)

  • Acceptance for admission as a MS student by academic department.


Pay undergraduate rate for graduate courses until course and credit hour requirement for student’s BS degree program are met. After this limit is exceeded, student will pay applicable graduate rates for Graduate Program courses the following semester.


Beginning in the second semester of their junior year, while fulfilling course requirements for the Bachelor's degree, students will also take course that count toward the Master's. Up to 9 credits can be counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees, provided they meet the curriculum requirements of both programs.

Initially students will be classified as undergraduate, with concurrent “provisional admission” to the Graduate School.

Students will be fully admitted to Graduate School when the course and credit requirements for their undergraduate degree program have been completed.

Award-Winning Faculty 

Faculty are actively involved in a wide range of research projects, providing unique opportunities for graduate students to participate by conducting independent investigations or by assisting faculty members. Be mentored by our outstanding faculty.  

Spectacular Location 

Montana Tech’s location in Butte offers you numerous recreational opportunities, such as hiking and fishing. Butte is centrally located in Montana, giving you access to internships in Bozeman, Helena, and Missoula. 

World-Class Research Opportunities 

Whether you specialize in mining engineering and take advantage of the nation's only underground mining classroom, or opt for ecological restoration, where the Superfund sites of southwestern Montana offer real-life praticum opportunities, you'll have a hands-on experience you won't get anywhere else. 

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Which programs qualify for an Accelerated M.S. option at Montana Tech? 

Qualifying programs include: Ecological Restoration, Geochemistry, Geoscience, Industrial Hygiene, Masters of Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geological Engineering, Industrial Hygiene, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical/Mineral Processing Engineering, Mining Engineering, and Petroleum Engineering

How are degrees awarded? 

Upon completion of the Bachelor’s degree requirements, students are strongly encouraged to request award of their BS degree prior to completion of the MS requirements. Upon the award of the BS degree, students become eligible for GRA and GTA stipends and tuition waivers. Current 4+1 students that are awarded the BS degree prior to the MS degree may request a waiver of graduation fees from the graduate school.


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Victoria Pagan
Research Office Administrator