The University of Texas at Dallas


Fast Track

Jonsson School Fast-Track Program

The Fast-Track program enables gifted senior undergraduate students to include master's level courses in their undergraduate degree plans and gain automatic admission to graduate school at UT Dallas. In the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, students can pursue graduate degrees in Biomedical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering (MSEN), Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering and Management (SEM), and Telecommunications Engineering.

In response to the need for advanced education, a Fast Track program is available to well-qualified UT Dallas undergraduate students. The Fast Track program is designed to accelerate a student's education so that both BS and MS degrees can be earned in approximately five years of full-time study. The Fast Track program in enables exceptionally gifted undergraduate students in their senior year to include approved master’s level courses as part of an undergraduate degree plan. When Fast Track students graduate with a bachelor’s degree, they are automatically admitted to graduate school at UT Dallas without need to take the Graduate Records Exam (GRE). Qualified students may take up to 15 graduate semester credit hours that may be used to complete the baccalaureate degree and also to satisfy requirements for the master’s degree if these courses are completed with grades of B or better. So, for example, a Fast Track undergraduate who passed 15 semester credit hours of well-chosen graduate coursework with grades of B or better would have only 18 semester credit hours of graduate coursework still needed to complete the MS degree.

The following documents listed below explains the qualifications necessary to enter the program, the requirements to successfully complete the program, and the procedures to be followed by Fast Track students.

Fast-Track Application Process

  1. Check admission requirements to see if you qualify for admission to Fast Track
  2. Consult the graduate catalog for the requirements of the graduate program you are interested in; discuss tentative course selections with the appropriate graduate advisor.
  3. Discuss how the graduate classes fit your undergraduate degree requirements with your undergraduate advisor
  4. Complete the relevant Application form from the list below and submit before the deadline.
  5. The Graduate program will notify you of their decision after the application is reviewed by the Department and Graduate Dean

DEADLINES: October 21 for Spring semester Admissions
  April 21 for Summer/Fall Admissions


Applications to the Fast Track Program