Graduate Admissions

Bachelor's to Master's Programs

Bachelor's to Master's Programs give students the opportunity to save money and time as they complete two degrees in as little as five years. There are nearly two dozen undergraduate majors that offer a combined accelerated bachelor’s to master’s degree program.

Specific advantages of the Bachelor's to Master's Programs include:

  • Graduate Record Exam waived for applicants with a 3.0 or higher GPA (See note about Fast Track Teacher Certification Program, below)
  • Graduate application fee waived for applicants with a 3.0 or higher GPA
  • An increased pool of master's-level scholarship funding is available.
Students may choose to continue from bachelor’s to master’s level studies within their own department. Students may also decide to apply to a different department to create a set of skills to meet emerging needs in the workplace and their own academic interests. 

Plus 1 Programs, a special category of Bachelor's to Master's degrees, can be completed in a total of five years, though participants may choose to take longer than one year to complete the master's curriculum.

Students interested in pursuing a combined Bachelor's to Master's Program should contact the department’s graduate coordinator as early as their sophomore year in order to receive the most benefit from advising on course selection.  To apply with the Office of Graduate Admissions, please download the paper application form (pdf).

Those students interested in becoming teachers should apply to the Fast Track Teacher Certification Program offered by the Graduate School of Education. 

More information is available in the Graduate Catalog.