Undergraduate Information

Students who are looking ahead toward careers or post-baccalaureate education may wish to consider the combined bachelor’s degree/master’s degree programs offered jointly by the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (and the Pardee School). In this joint program, students complete all requirements for the Bachelor of Arts and for the Master of Arts or Master of Science. The last two years of undergraduate study are integrated with the first year of graduate work, eliminating duplication of courses and, in some cases, reducing the time required to earn the two degrees. Successful completion of the BA/MA or BA/MS Program may lead to enhanced career employment opportunities, professional training, or doctoral studies.

BA/MA and BA/MS Programs are offered through a number of departments in the College, but not all. Please refer to either the College of Arts & Sciences Bulletin or the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Bulletin for existing BA/MA and BA/MS Programs.

Application Deadlines

  • Spring 2023 Admissions: November 30, 2022
  • Fall 2023 Admissions: May 1, 2023
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