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  1. WestPoint2017

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    This is my third go around as many of you know, and I will have 2 years of college experience with a bunch of classes from A&M that are valuable to my major at a&m and proposed major at USMA (physics mechanics, physics e&M, gen. chemistry 1&2, english rhetoric, calc 1,2,3 and differential equations and more!!!). My question is: lets say I get an appointment for c/o 2018 and i validate the courses that I can during Beast, can I begin my work at a master's degree? My BGO for USNA told me that he knew a few guys in a similar situation when he was at USNA (c/o '08) that did this and got their master's degree shortly after graduation and I could pursue this at USNA. Does USMA have a program or something that can allow me to do this? Or is a double major a better option? Thanks everybody.
     
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    Simple answer is no.

    It is what it is as you should focus more on getting in and determining what branch than graduate degree or double majoring.
     
  3. BigBear

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    Validating all or most of those courses will set you up for a lot more freedom in your academic schedule. You will probably have to pick up a few random classes (your choice)to meet graduation requirements. Some choose to double major, others (like me) just picked a handful of extra classes that sounded interesting.

    As for a master's, I have never heard of it and assume it would have been mentioned at some point in a briefing.
     
  4. WestPoint2017

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    Alright, thanks both of y'all for the input!
     
  5. BBallMom

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    I would call the Dean's Office

    I have a friend who did exactly what you describe at USNA. She got her Bachelors and Masters in the 4 years (she is brilliant and now a PhD in Nuclear Physics). It's worth asking those in a decision-making capacity if USMA ever does this too.
     
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    West Point does not do advanced degrees. The only difference between diplomas is the name of the graduate and the state they are from (if that is even still on there).
     
  7. Openmind

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    Some majors have an Honors option i.e. Mathematical Sciences With Honors. The honor majors typically require yearlong research/thesis components senior year.
     
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    Masters

    Navy will send you to other schools nearby. Many in the program continue for 6 months after graduation to complete their Masters. Not sure what the requirements are to get into that track but it does exist at Navy.
     
  9. WestPoint2017

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    Thanks everybody! Glad it was cleared up
     

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