This program allows outstanding undergraduates to begin the coursework for the Master of Arts in Communication during their senior year. Students must begin planning to enter the Accelerated B.A./M.A. program early in their undergraduate career, in consultation with their advisor in the Department of Communication.
Working with the undergraduate and graduate academic coordinators, undergraduates selected into this program begin a carefully tailored course of study which will allow them to complete their B.A. degree while they also begin the coursework toward their M.A.
To apply, students should have a minimum 3.25 grade point average, and must submit a copy of their transcript and two reference letters from Department of Communication faculty to the Department chair. Each applicant will complete an interview with the undergraduate and graduate studies coordinator.
Students must also apply to the Graduate School for “combination senior” status, which allows them to take graduate courses in Communication. To continue in the program past the B.A., students must apply for full admission into the Graduate School and into the Communication department’s M.A. program.
Up to 9 hours of graduate course work may be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate programs.