The Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s degree programs allow acceleration toward graduate study and are intended for highly motivated candidates who wish to pursue an advanced degree. These programs permit undergraduate students to study for their master's degree while also studying for their bachelor's degree.
Please see the list of Degree Programs to view which programs offer combined degree options. NOTE: the Degree Programs page will have ongoing updates through Spring 2024.
Students admitted to a Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s degree program are able to count up to 9 credit hours of graduate-level coursework toward both degrees. In addition, any graduate-level courses taken while enrolled as an undergraduate that are in excess of undergraduate degree requirements, including the total number of credit hours required for the undergraduate degree, may be moved to the graduate transcript and apply to the graduate degree instead.
Upon admission to the program, Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s degree students will continue to register as an undergraduate student and are subject to the undergraduate policies, rules, and regulations as specified in the General Bulletin until completion of the undergraduate degree.
Advising about master’s degree requirements will be the responsibility of the unit offering the master’s program. The Undergraduate Advising Support Office will ensure students meet the requirements of the undergraduate degree program, and that appropriate graduate-level courses may be substituted for undergraduate courses, as determined by that program. It will also certify any credit hours beyond those required for the undergraduate degree that may be used for a graduate program.
Students will be charged tuition at the undergraduate level until the undergraduate degree is awarded. After being awarded the undergraduate degree, a student enrolls at the graduate level, pays the tuition associated with that program to complete any remaining requirements for the master’s degree, and no longer has access to any remaining undergraduate scholarship.
- At least 60 credit hours completed towards the bachelor's degree; however, individual programs may have higher minimum credit hour admissions requirements. In most cases, a student will submit the application during their sixth semester of undergraduate course enrollment spring of their junior year.
- The student needs to have at least one semester of remaining undergraduate degree requirements to complete.
- Students must meet the ordinary admissions criteria for the master’s program, though the requirements of the GRE, GMAT and/or MCAT are sometimes waived.
- The Undergraduate Advising Support Office will ensure students meet the requirements of the undergraduate degree program, and that appropriate graduate-level courses may be substituted for undergraduate courses, as determined by that program. It will also certify any credit hours beyond those required for the undergraduate degree that may be used for a graduate program.
- Students apply for master's programs through the school offering the program.
- Interested students should consult with their four-year advisor in the Undergraduate Advising Support Office about their plans, and to confirm eligibility for this program. The four-year advisor will refer students to the appropriate point of contact to further discuss in detail.
- Next, students should apply via the online application system. (Note that the$50 application fee is automatically waived.)
- Download the Planned Program of Study (PPOS) Form and complete it with an advisor from the master’s program.
- Upload the PPOS form onto the online application; this form is considered unofficial at this point and will be used in the review process by the department. Submit the online application.
- If accepted by the department, students MUST have the PPOS form reviewed and signed by the Undergraduate Advising Support Office. The Undergraduate Advising Support Office will return the form to Graduate Studies for final review.
- Once the form has been signed off by all parties, the student receives their official offer letter from Graduate Studies. The student will need to accept the offer of admission in order to matriculate with a graduate record in SIS.