Combined Degree Programs

At Columbian College, there are 32 ways qualified students can obtain a bachelor’s and master’s in less than six years. A combined degree program enables participants to graduate ahead of their peers, placing them on a fast-track to academic achievement and professional success. By combining work toward a BA or BS with a Master of Arts, Science, Forensic Science, Public Administration, or Public Policy, students save time and get ahead of the game. In some cases, depending on qualifying AP credits, participants may be eligible for completing the combined degree program in less than six years, further accelerating education goals.

How to Apply

To pursue a combined bachelor’s/master’s degree, please complete the following:

  • Meet with your undergraduate and graduate faculty advisors to discuss eligibility and department specific admission requirements.
  • Complete the Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s Program Application for Admission and required supporting documents (if any). The application form must be signed by your undergraduate and graduate faculty advisors.
  • Submit completed and approved application to the CCAS Office of Graduate Admissions (Phillips 107).

BA American Studies/MA American Studies (General)
BA American Studies/MA American Studies (Historic Preservation)
BA Anthropology/MA Anthropology
BA Archaeology/MA Anthropology
BA Art History/MA Art History
BS Biological Anthropology/MA Anthropology
BS Biology/MS Biology
BS Chemistry/MFS Forensic Chemistry
BA Criminal Justice/MA Criminology
BA Criminal Justice/MPA Public Administration
BS Economics/MA Economics
BA Economics/MPP Public Policy
BS Economics/MPP Public Policy
BA English/MA English
BA Environmental Studies/Graduate Certificate in Geographical Information Systems
BA Fine Arts/MA Art Therapy
BA Geography/Graduate Certificate in Geographical Information Systems
BA Human Services/MPA Public Administration
BA Journalism & Mass Communication/MA Media & Public Affairs
BA Philosophy/MA Philosophy & Social Policy
BA Political Communication/MA Media & Public Affairs
BA Political Communication/MPS Political Management
BA Political Science/MA Legal Institutions & Theories
BA Political Science/MA Legislative Affairs
BA Political Science/MA Political Management
BA Political Science/MA Political Science
BA Political Science/MPA Public Administration
BA Political Science/MPP Public Policy
BA Psychology/MA Art Therapy
BA Sociology/MA Sociology
BA Women’s Studies/MA Women’s Studies
BA Women’s Studies/MA Women’s Studies (Public Policy concentration)


Requirements

To pursue a combined bachelor’s/master’s degree, students must apply to the graduate portion of the program no later than the spring term of their junior year. They must also have completed 75 undergraduate credits.  In addition, each department within Columbian College sets specific admissions standards, which may include GREs.

For more information, contact Assistant Director of Graduate Student Services Guennadi Bratichko.

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