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Accelerated BA/MA


Gaylord College now offers an accelerated BA/MA program that allows high achieving undergraduate students to begin graduate study during their senior year. The programs are designed for students to complete their master's degree in one year beyond the BA study. This program allows students to earn both the bachelor's and master's degrees in five years. 

Students can pursue an accelerated master's degree in creative media production, journalism, and strategic communication (with focus in public relations or advertising).

For more information on admissions and graduate student financial aid:

MA/MPW Admission Criteria
Application Process
Assistantships/Financial Aid

Admissions Criteria and Application

Gaylord students with a 3.5 GPA (or higher) and minimum of 97 credit hours completed before beginning the program. 

Applications are available from your undergraduate adviser.

Completed applications should be submitted to Larry Laneer, Gaylord graduate student adviser, Room 3120C Gaylord Hall. 

Applications recieved before March 1st of every year will be considered for fall semester.

BA/MA Features

Sequential degree programs confer the BA when it is completed so students can graduate with BA with their undergaduate cohorts. 

Two options in all degree programs: choose to do a project or thesis. 

Shared credits: Select up to 9 credit hours of shared BA/MA credis (up to 6 credit hours in JMC)

Same curriculum experience (required courses, number of credit hours) as current MA project and thesis options.

Pay undergraduate tuition until completing BA. 

Graduate assistantships available on competitve basis in the fifth year.