This program allows outstanding undergraduate students to begin coursework for the Master of Arts in English during their senior year. Working with the Undergraduate Advisor and the Director of Graduate Studies, 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 must have a minimum 3.25 grade point average, and must submit one reference letter to the English department. The letter should emphasize the student’s ability to be successful in graduate-level coursework. Each applicant will complete an interview with the Director of Graduate Studies in English.
In the ABM Program, up to 12 hours of graduate course work may be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Graduate coursework will not apply to undergraduate GPA.
To continue in the program past the B.A., students must apply for full admission into the Graduate School and into the English department’s M.A. program.
Students are encouraged to 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 English.
To get additional details about this program, consult the department advisor.