Accelerated Bachelor's-Master's Program

Accomplish More in Less Time

"I like the professors and the culture. As soon as you walk into the building, it is more creative. The professors are outstanding, and you can connect with them." ~Stephanie Melendrez

The accelerated bachelor's and master's program allows students to earn both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in communication in five years. Students can choose from any of the eight undergraduate majors in the College of Communication, including advertising, communication studies, corporate communication, digital media, journalism, media studies, public relations or theatre arts. Students will complete 9–12 hours of approved graduate credit in communication during their senior year as an undergraduate student.

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 3.50.

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

For more information, please contact Dr. Sarah Feldner, the associate dean for the graduate program.