The Accelerated Masters Fellowship (AMF), established in Fall 2016, is intended to encourage qualified graduating students with a Bachelors degree from the Cullen College of Engineering to pursue a Masters degree and gain cutting-edge expertise and skills that enable them to more easily secure leadership positions in industry, government, consulting, and the private sector. The AMF will be awarded to current Cullen College of Engineering undergraduate students seeking to complete a 5th year masters upon graduating with a bachelor’s degree in any major in Engineering from the College. Students who are awarded this fellowship can complete up to 6 graduate semester hours in their undergraduate degrees towards the Master’s degree thus graduating with an M.S. in two long semesters. These hours will also be counted towards meeting undergraduate degree requirements.
- An overall GPA of 3.2 or higher is required (A GPA of 3.2 or higher in the major and/or GPA of 3.2 or higher in the last 60 hours may also be considered.)
- Submission of the attached AMF application and resume by 5 pm on October 1, 2016 for both Spring 2017 and Fall 2017 (Late applications will not be accepted.)
The AMF ranges from $2,500 to $5,000 per semester for up to two semesters of study with a maximum of $10,000 per award. The level of award is based on the number of credit hours the student will be enrolled in each semester (12 hours of graduate courses). The AMF is a competitive fellowship based on the academic records and accomplishments of the applicant. The AMF is contingent upon the availability of funding. The College reserves the right to make no awards in any semester.
Students awarded the AMF are expected to apply to the graduate program they intend to pursue no later than one semester prior to graduation. Students are encouraged to visit the webpages of their intended major of study on the College website and the Graduate School application portal.
Students graduating December 2016 wishing to begin their graduate studies in January 2017 must apply no later than October 1, 2016 (special instructions will be provided if applying for a major where the Spring application deadline has already passed). All students receiving the AMF must graduate within 1 year of beginning their M.S. degree.
If awarded, the student must take the GRE no later than the end of the first semester of enrollment in graduate school and achieve the required scores for their graduate major.
AMF awards will be announced by November 1, 2016.