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Accelerated Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Program

Become a Master. Faster.

In the ever-evolving space where technology and information meet, our Accelerated Five-Year B.S.+ M.S. Degree Program allows you to complete complementary bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in record time. From emerging media environments to human-computer interaction, informatics and computing professionals are in constant demand in this dynamic sector.

Get an extreme field advantage.

Employers are seeking graduates with the highest qualifications and skill sets to emerge as tomorrow’s technology leaders. With bachelor’s and a master’s degree in related specialities, you’ll be well-equipped for success in the computing and information technology fields, and in industries including health care, science, business, sports, and interactive media and design.

Current undergraduates – Apply to the Accelerated Program

Degree options

Earning a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree positions you for a higher starting salary and enhanced career opportunities.

B.S. in Applied Data and Information Science

B.S. in Artificial Intelligence

B.S. in Biology

B.S. in Biomedical Informatics

B.S. Data Science (online)

B.S. in Health Information Management

B.S. in Health Science

B.S. in Informatics

B.S. in Mathematics

B.S. in Media Arts and Science

B.S. in Nursing

B.S. in Sports Management

Getting started

To pursue an accelerated Bachelor’s and Master’s degree, you must first apply and be accepted to IUPUI as an undergraduate student. Bachelor’s and master’s degrees are conferred independently.

You’ll apply for the accelerated program in the sixth semester of your B.S. or when you have successfully completed your first five semesters—75 credit hours—with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or higher.

How to apply

Apply for the accelerated program by the deadline through our internal application system the semester before your senior year:

Luddy Indianapolis Accelerated Application  (no application fee)

  • November 1 is the spring semester deadline.
  • April 1 is the fall semester deadline.

Personal Statement (500-750 words) in your own words addressing the following:

  • What are your career goals in your chosen graduate field?
  • Why you are applying to the graduate program and how will this program help you achieve those goals?
  • How has your coursework and/or prior academic or professional experience prepared you to be successful in a graduate program?

Portfolio (if applying to an accelerated program with Human-Computer Interaction MS):

  • Applicants should specify in the portfolio their specific role and contribution to the portfolio projects.
  • Applicants without an HCI-related background or experience should provide samples of projects completed in related areas, academic writing, published papers, software or programs, or any other evidence of scholarship or professional artifacts.
  • There is no set format for the submission of the portfolio.
  • The portfolio is the opportunity for the applicant to demonstrate persuasively the skills, knowledge, and potential ability to engage and contribute in high-quality, creative projects in human-computer interaction.

If you have questions about eligibility or the application process, contact Elizabeth Cassell (

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