What will I learn?

The Bachelor’s–Accelerated Master’s (BAM) degree program options offer currently enrolled CU Boulder undergraduate students the opportunity to receive a bachelor’s and master’s degree in a shorter period. Students receive the bachelor’s degree first but begin taking graduate coursework as undergraduates (typically in their senior year). Because some courses can double count for both the bachelor’s and the master’s degrees, students receive a master’s degree in less time and at a lower cost than if they were to enroll in a stand-alone master’s degree program after completion of their baccalaureate degree. In addition, staying at CU Boulder to pursue a bachelor’s–accelerated master’s program enables students to continue working with their established faculty mentors.

Program Requirements

Students may take up to and including 12 hours while in the undergraduate program which can later be used toward the master’s degree. However, only six credits may be double counted toward the bachelor’s degree and the master’s degree. Students must apply to graduate with the bachelor’s degree, and apply to continue with the master’s degree, early in the semester in which the undergraduate requirements will be completed.

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering and Applied Science

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 120 cumulative credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$63,146.00 per year
USD $63,146 /year fee for bachelor’s degree; USD $37,058 /year fee for master’s degree
Start date

24 August 2020


College of Engineering and Applied Science

University of Colorado Boulder,

1111 Engineering Drive, 422 UCB,



80309, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have high school GPA of 3.33–3.94. International students required to meet English proficiency. CU-Boulder requires all freshman and transfer students (including U.S. citizens attending high school or college outside of the U.S) with fewer than 24 credits completed to submit an official score report for either the SAT I or the ACT. International students only need to submit an SAT or ACT if they are graduating from a U.S. high school. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirement set by CU-Boulder may still receive consideration for their application. Our holistic review process takes several primary and secondary factors into consideration, so it is important to submit a clear and detailed application.

For international students

Undergraduate international students are students who have completed a secondary school and are pursuing a bachelor’s degree, and who have or will be applying for a temporary U.S. Visa, such as an F-1 or J-1.


IELTS: 6.5

Total scores must include a TOEFL writing sub score of 19 or higher or an IELTS writing sub score of 5.5 or higher. Scores may not be combined.

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