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 (Computer Science only). 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

  • Fall 2020 Admissions: April 20, 2020
  • Spring 2021 Admissions: November 30, 2020

A Request for Waiver of Application Deadline form must be completed and signed by the department chair and submitted with an application that does not meet the deadline. Waivers are granted only under extraordinary circumstances.

BA/MA and BA/MS Application Form

Please complete the below form and attach the completed Plan of Study. The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences will make an admissions decision upon recommendation by the department. You will receive an official letter of notifications at that time. Please be aware that applicants with a double major, a secondary signature is required from the Director of Undergraduate Studies or faculty advisor in the second undergraduate major program.
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