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Accelerated Masters in Engineering Program

North Central College
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Master's degree
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Accelerated Masters in Engineering Program in a partnership with Illinois Tech's Armour College of Engineering

North Central College and the Illinois Institute of Technology have announced a partnership that provides a seamless and accelerated pathway for North Central undergraduate students seeking admission into graduate master’s degree programs at Illinois Tech’s Armour College of Engineering. The agreement enables prospective applicants to take upper level and graduate courses at Illinois Tech while enrolled at North Central, and to consult with Illinois Tech’s Office of Graduate Admissions for advice on preparing applications and meeting requirements for various Illinois Tech graduate degrees.

North Central currently offers distinctive four-year bachelor of science degree programs in computer engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering. Students have access to state-of-the-art facilities within the College’s Dr. Myron Wentz Science Center, including the Molex Advanced Electronics Lab, the Harting Electronics Lab, the Omron Design & Automation Lab, and additional lab space dedicated to computing applications, manufacturing processes, and metrology. By partnering with Illinois Tech, North Central College engineering students, as well as those studying related fields such as physics, will have the opportunity to pursue a number of graduate master’s degree programs, including artificial intelligence, computer vision, and control; architectural engineering; biomedical engineering; electrical and computer engineering; and mechanical and aerospace engineering.

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Scholarships & funding

Illinois Tech will waive the application fee for North Central students and provide a one-time scholarship to admitted applicants.


The Accelerated Master’s Program allows students to complete both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in as few as five years. The program provides students with the ability to design their own customized academic journeys. Choose from either a pre-determined pairing of bachelor’s and master’s degrees, or work with your adviser to select your own pairing that matches your interests.

Co-Terminal (AMP-CT)

  • For Illinois Tech undergraduates with at least 12 credits left toward their undergraduate degree
  • Tuition is billed at the undergraduate rate

Advanced Standing (AMP-AS)

  • For Illinois Tech undergraduate students who have fewer than 12 credits left toward their undergraduate degree, or Illinois Tech alumni who have graduated within the past three years
  • Nine credits from the undergraduate degree are applied toward the graduate program, reducing the time to completion by one semester
  • Note: Stuart School of Business graduate programs do not participate in the advanced standing option

Career paths

Benefits of the Accelerated Master’s Program

  • Average salary for graduates with an accelerated master’s degree
  • Average salary for graduates with a bachelor’s degree only

Starting salary for graduates in fall 2019. Data reported through First Destinations survey administered to students within six months of graduation.

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North Central College

North Central College is a nationally ranked institution located in Naperville, Illinois, a thriving suburb just thirty minutes by train from Chicago. Our students have access to state-of-the art facilities and distinctive programs, particularly in the sciences and business. At...

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North Central College

30 North Brainard Street
60540 Naperville IL
United States of America (USA)

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