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Accelerated Graduate Placement

The Accelerated Graduate Placement (AGP) opportunity at DBU provides a means for highly motivated individuals with clearly defined career goals to demonstrate knowledge and skills from both undergraduate and graduate courses in the same semester, earning credit for graduate work while completing their undergraduate degree.  Accelerated Graduate Placement credit earned may be applied when the student begins his or her graduate program at DBU, allowing the student to shorten the time to completion of a master’s degree.

Permission to Pursue Accelerated Graduate Placement Credit:

Students wishing to earn Accelerated Graduate Placement credit must meet the following requirements:

  • Completion of 80 undergraduate semester hours. A minimum of 12 of these hours must be upper-level hours completed at DBU with a minimum institutional GPA of 3.0.

  • Completion of Intent to Pursue Accelerated Graduate Placement signed by the student, undergraduate advisor and graduate advisor or Dean of the appropriate college/school.

  • Completed application for admission to the master’s program. 

Note:  Neither completion of the graduate application nor submission of application for AGP credit guarantees admission to the Master’s program.  All requirements for admission to the Master’s program must be met.

Policies and Procedures for Pursuing Accelerated Graduate Placement Credit

When students who have fulfilled the requirements above enroll in one of the 4000-level courses from the table below, they may notify the professor of the course that they intend to complete the graduate-level requirements listed in the syllabus for Accelerated Graduate Placement credit for the corresponding 5000-level course in the table below. For Subterm A the student must complete this notification in writing within two weeks of the start date of the course. For all other subterms the student must complete this notification in writing by the end of the Add/Drop period. Students should consult the Academic Calendar for exact due dates for each subterm.

AGP-eligible course syllabi include graduate-level Learner-Centered Outcomes that correspond to the learning outcomes of their paired graduate course as well as additional assignments the student must complete satisfactorily to demonstrate graduate-level competency.  Students who have completed an AGP-eligible undergraduate course in Subterms A, B, C, D Options 4 and 5 and meet all of the requirements for graduate-level competency, including earning a minimum grade of B for the undergraduate class in which they are enrolled, must submit successful completion documentation to the Graduate Programs Office for inclusion in their AGP file within four weeks of the end of Subterm A. Students who have completed an AGP-eligible undergraduate course in Subterm D Options 1, 2, or 3 must and meet all of the requirements for graduate-level competency, including earning a minimum grade of B for the undergraduate class in which they are enrolled, must submit successful completion documentation to the Graduate Programs Office for inclusion in their AGP file within four weeks of the end of the applicable subterm. Students should consult the Academic Calendar for exact due dates for each subterm.

Documentation Required:

  • Transcript showing completion of the undergraduate paired course with a minimum of a B.

  • Signed Attestation of Graduate Competency Achievement confirming that the student has fulfilled the graduate-level learner-centered outcome(s) and successfully produced one or more artifacts demonstrating graduate-level knowledge and skills.

When the student completes his or her undergraduate degree and is accepted into the graduate program, he or she will complete the AGP Credit Approval Form. The Graduate Programs Office will confirm that the student has fulfilled all requirements for AGP credit and has demonstrated sufficient competency for the graduate-level Learner-Centered Outcomes identified.  Upon confirmation of the student’s meeting all requirements, the Graduate Programs Office will provide this form as confirmation of graduate competency to the Registrar’s Office for the appropriate graduate course(s) and the student will be granted AGP credit for the course(s).

The following policies apply to all AGP credit:

  • AGP credit may only be earned for identified paired courses from the table below.

  • No course substitutions are permitted for the earning of AGP credit at the undergraduate or graduate level.

  • AGP credit may only be applied toward graduate program completion if the paired graduate course applies to the graduate program degree plan. 

  • No course credit substitutions based upon AGP credit may be applied to a graduate program.

  • AGP credit can only be applied to graduate programs of greater than 30 credit hours.

  • AGP credit can only be applied for the number of graduate hours required in excess of 30 for the graduate program.

  • A minimum of 30 independent, non-AGP semester hours successfully completed at the graduate level are required to complete any graduate program.

  • Determination of the student’s successful demonstration of graduate competency may only be made by a qualified faculty member with a terminal degree in the field.

  • The student must begin the graduate program within two years of undergraduate commencement in order to apply for AGP credit on the graduate program.

  • It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that courses for which he or she seeks AGP credit will apply to the graduate program he or she intends to pursue. Careful review of specific graduate program requirements for each degree plan should be conducted before the student elects to pursue AGP credit. Regular consultation with the graduate program advisor is strongly recommended.

TABLES OF PAIRED COURSES BY COLLEGE

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

AGP ELIGIBLE Undergraduate Course

PAIRED AGP ELIGIBLE Graduate Course

ACCT 4310 Internship

ACCT 5310 Internship

ACCT 4332 Financial Accounting Theory

ACCT 5332 Financial Accounting Theory

ENTR 4325 Project Management Foundations

PROJ 5301 Project Management Foundations

ENTR 4331/MRKT 4331 New Product Development and Marketing

MRKT 5331 New Product Development and Marketing

FINA 4304 Money and Financial Institutions

FINA 5302 Markets and Institutions

FINA 4308 International Finance

FINA 5321 International Finance

MANA 4301 Operations and Quality Management

MANA 5333/SCM 5333 Operations and Quality Management

MANA 4340 Global Initiatives in Management

MANA 5311 Global Initiatives in Management

MRKT 4306 Digital Marketing Principles

MRKT 5306 Digital Marketing Principles

MRKT 4307 Social Media in Business

MRKT 5307 Social Media in Business

MRKT 4345 Consumer and Buyer Behavior

(Face-to-face sections of this course are AGP-eligible.)

MRKT 5345 Consumer and Buyer Behavior

College of Christian faith

AGP ELIGIBLE Undergraduate Course

PAIRED AGP ELIGIBLE Graduate Course

RELI 4378 Ministry Research and Writing

MINS 5302 Ministry Research and Writing Across Media

RELI 4383 History of Christianity

THEO 5305 Christian History and Heritage

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

AGP ELIGIBLE Undergraduate Course

PAIRED AGP ELIGIBLE Graduate Course

EDUC 4303 Developmental Stages of Early Childhood through Adolescence

EDUC 5303 Developmental Stages of Early Childhood through Adolescence

EDUC 4315 Introduction to Designing Instruction

EDUC 5315 Introduction to Designing Instruction

EDUC 4316 Classroom Management, Instruction, and Assessment

EDUC 5316 Classroom Management, Instruction, and Assessment

EDUC 4317 Designing and Implementing Instruction

EDUC 5317 Designing and Implementing Instruction

EDUC 4318 Pedagogy of Math

EDUC 5318 Pedagogy of Math

EDUC 4435 Secondary Pedagogy of Mathematics with Lab

EDUC 5435 Secondary Pedagogy of Mathematics with Lab

EDUC 4436 Secondary Pedagogy of English Language Arts and Reading with Lab

EDUC 5436 Secondary Pedagogy of English Language Arts and Reading with Lab

EDUC 4437 Secondary Pedagogy of Natural Science with Lab

EDUC 5437 Secondary Pedagogy of Natural Science with Lab

EDUC 4438 Secondary Pedagogy of History with Lab

EDUC 5438 Secondary Pedagogy of History with Lab

EDUC 4439 Secondary Pedagogy of Biology with Lab

EDUC 5439 Secondary Pedagogy of Biology with Lab

GSCI 4320 Pedagogy of Science

GSCI 5320 Pedagogy of Science

KNES 4301 Exercise Physiology

KINE 5301 Exercise Physiology

READ 4302 Scaffolding Literacy Instruction

READ 5302 Scaffolding Literacy Instruction

READ 4313 Science of Teaching Reading

READ 5313 Science of Teaching Reading

READ 4331 Reading in the Content Area

READ 5331 Reading in the Content Area

READ 4334 Studies in Diagnosing and Clinical Correction of Reading Difficulties

READ 5334 Studies in Diagnosing and Clinical Correction of Reading Difficulties

READ 4335 Pedagogy of Reading I (Phonics)

READ 5335 Pedagogy of Reading I (Phonics)

READ 4336 Pedagogy of Reading II (Comprehension)

READ 5336 Pedagogy of Reading II (Comprehension)

READ 4338 Pedagogy of Language Arts

READ 5338 Pedagogy of Language Arts

SOST 4340 Pedagogy of Social Studies

SOST 5340 Pedagogy of Social Studies

COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS

AGP ELIGIBLE Undergraduate Course

PAIRED AGP ELIGIBLE Graduate Course

COMA 4322 Leadership Communication (S-L)

(Face-to-face sections of this course are AGP-eligible.)

COMA 5305 Presentation Communication (S-L)

COMA 4323 Communication Theory

(Face-to-face sections of this course are AGP-eligible.)

COMA 5300 Introduction to Graduate Communication Studies

COLLEGE OF natural sciences and math

AGP ELIGIBLE Undergraduate Course

PAIRED AGP ELIGIBLE Graduate Course

COSC 4403 Mobile Cloud Computing

MSITM 5350 Cloud Computing

KNES 4303 Applied Biomechanics

KINE 5303 Mechanical Analysis of Motor Skills

KNES 4301 Exercise Physiology

KINE 5301 Exercise Physiology

KNES 4336 Internship in Kinesiology and Health Sciences (S-L)

KINE 5321 Internship