Admissions Requirements

Am I Eligible?

You are likely qualified to enroll if you have an undergraduate degree in engineering, science, mathematics, computer science, economics, or the social sciences. Please read about the admissions requirements, math proficiency expectations, and ways you can satisfy the expectations and prepare for the Program, then submit a free preliminary application. We will review your preliminary application and send you guidance on your eligibility, what you may need to do to prepare for the Program, and next steps in the admissions process.

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university
  • Satisfactory prior academic performance – overall and in math courses
  • Official transcripts of all previous academic work (include originals of transfer credits with grades)
  • Three letters of recommendation – online submission preferred
  • GRE revised General Test scores (GRE waiver info is on the Follow Up, Deadlines, & Details page.)
  • Two Essays – should demonstrate thought and writing competence; they do not need to be lengthy

Math Proficiency Expectations

Candidates for admission to the program should have a strong math background, typically demonstrated by successful completion of the following courses:

  • Calculus – at least two semesters for college credit
  • Linear Algebra – or an equivalent course or courses
  • Probability (or Probability and Statistics) – must be calculus-based
  • Computer Programming – one semester (experience may substitute for coursework in certain cases)

Articulation Plans

Sometimes we find that otherwise strong applicants need to strengthen their math skills or fill in gaps in their preparation by taking additional courses or completing a self-study program. Professionals seeking a new career direction may need to take several courses in the year prior to their planned enrollment in order to satisfy the admissions requirements and prepare for the Program. If you need to take courses to qualify for admission or to refresh your math skills, please contact us. We will be happy to work with you to create a plan that will help you become a competitive candidate for admission and prepare you to be successful in the Program. A list of courses is maintained on the Available Courses for Prospective AMP Students page. Once you have made your plans, download a copy of the AMP Articulation Plan template, and submit your articulation plan to accmp@virginia.edu for approval. We will keep your plan on file and take it into consideration during the admissions review.

You may apply for admission while taking courses. Courses you take to satisfy the admissions requirements must be completed successfully prior to your enrollment in the AMP, and your continuing enrollment in the Accelerated Master’s Program is contingent upon the School of Engineering’s receipt and review of official transcripts for courses taken in preparation for the program.

We send all incoming AMP students recommendations for review and links to free resources to help them prepare for the Accelerated Master’s Program.

Eligibility Questions

If you are unsure that you have satisfied the math requirements, or you have other questions about your eligibility for the program, email your questions to accmp@virginia.edu and attach unofficial copies of your transcripts. Our Academic Director offers a free preliminary review and will let you know if there are any concerns to address. (If your social security number appears on your transcript, please send a copy with the SSN blacked out.)