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 History during their Junior or Senior year. Working with the Undergraduate Advisors 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 B.A. degree while they also begin the coursework toward their M.A. 

To apply, students must have a minimum 3.25 grade point average. Applicants must submit two reference letters, a statement of purpose, a writing sample, and an unofficial copy of their transcripts to the Director of Graduate Studies. Each applicant’s file will be reviewed by the Undergraduate Advisors and the Graduate Studies Committee. 

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 continue in the program past the B.A., students must apply for full admission to the Graduate School and into the History 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 advisors in the History Department. 


For more information:

Contact the Undergraduate Advisors in the History Department

Contact the Director of Graduate Studies

Visit our Graduate Program webpage

Graduate School ABM Procedures [REF(3]