Accelerated BA/MA Program
This program allows outstanding undergraduates to begin the coursework for the Master of Arts in English during their junior or senior year. Students are encouraged to begin planning to enter the Accelerated BA/MA program early in their undergraduate career, in consultation with their advisor in the Department of English.
Working with the undergraduate and graduate academic coordinators, undergraduates selected into this program begin a carefully tailored course of study that will allow them to complete their BA degree while also begin the coursework toward their MA.
To apply, students should have a minimum 3.25 grade point average, and must submit two reference letters and a copy of their transcript to the English department. Exceptions to the minimum GPA will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Each applicant will complete an interview with the graduate coordinator in English.
Students must also apply to the Graduate School for “combination senior” status, which allows them to take graduate courses in English. To continue in the program past the B.A., students must apply for admission into the Graduate School.
Up to 9 hours of graduate course work may be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate programs.