Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's Program
Start your graduate coursework while still an undergraduate student!
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, students selected into this program begin a carefully tailored course of study which will allow them to complete their BA degree while they also begin the coursework toward their MA. In the ABM Program, up to 12 hours of graduate coursework may be applied to both the undergraduate and graduate programs. However, any graduate coursework will not apply to the undergraduate GPA.
To apply, students must have a minimum 3.25 overall GPA 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 ABM admissions interview. Students concentrating in Creative Writing have additional admissions requirements.
To continue in the program past the BA, students must apply for full admission to 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.