Accelerated Bachelor's-Master's Program

Our joint bachelor’s and master’s program allows you to earn both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in communication in five years. You can choose from any of the eight undergraduate majors in the College of Communication, including digital media, advertising, communication studies, corporate communication, journalism, media studies, public relations, or performing arts. You will complete 9-12 hours of approved graduate credit in communication during your senior year as an undergraduate.

Once you complete your first term as a master’s candidate, you must then petition the Graduate School to transfer the courses taken as an undergraduate to the master’s degree. All your remaining master’s degree requirements may be completed during your following summer, fall, and spring terms.

All candidates for admission to the accelerated program should have undergraduate junior status, have completed at least three upper-division communication courses and should have a communication GPA of at least 3.500. For more information, please contact Dr. Sarah Feldner, the associate dean for the graduate program.