As classes pick up steam, a lot of us have started to freak out once again about what we’re going to do after graduation. This being the case, we would like to add one more option to your hypothetical future plans.The CAS Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Program is offered to undergrads in the college who want to pursue a Master’s degree in less time and at a lower cost. Students accepted into the program are able to take a number of graduate classes as an undergrad and, typically, finish both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree after five years. There are specific credit requirements that students must fulfill and not exceed as an undergraduate in order to apply. After the jump, we’ve got the lowdown on this exciting program.
You do not need to apply to the M.A. department that corresponds to the B.A. degree you’re pursuing. The College Advising Center says that you should check with the department in case there are prerequisites. But most times, the M.A. departments welcome applicants from any CAS major. This could be a great way to get a degree for your minor or pursue that discipline you’ve always envied.
You are eligible to apply if you have completed a minimum of 48 credits toward your B.A. but no more than 96, or six semesters.
You cannot apply to the program if you are a senior.
You must have at least a 3.5 to get into and stay in the program.
You must be finished at least a fourth of the graduate courses needed before you start your fifth year. Check with the department you’re applying to in order to see which courses are included in this fraction.
You cannot double-count courses.
Your home school must be CAS.
The application requires a statement of purpose, two letters of recommendation and an unofficial copy of your transcript. Some departments require a writing sample.
If you would like more information, you should go to the CAS department that you want to apply to or call the College Advising Center– (212)-998-8130.