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Combined B.A./M.A.

The Bachelor of Arts / Master of Arts (BA/MA) program in Education is designed for Education majors wishing to extend their learning in Education by beginning their graduate coursework in their senior year and, thereby, earning a Master’s degree following their fifth year of instruction.

Please click here to read all additional B.A./M.A. information provided by the Office of Graduate Studies.

Qualified Education majors may begin the application process in the second semester of their Junior year.
To be eligible, these students must have:
* Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0;
* GPA in the major of at least 3.0 (including at least 15 EDU credits above the intermediate level (> 3000 level) by the end of the Junior year)

Students who meet the requirements should submit the following materials no later than March 15th:

  • Complete application
  • Personal statement of goals 
  • One academic letter of recommendation

Please send all materials to the Program Coordinator for further review and processing.

Application for BA/MA

Students in the BA/MA program should contact Dr. Jerusha Conner for advisement.

Students will take 3 Education (EDU) graduate courses during the fall semester of their senior year. These three graduate courses will be applied to both the BA and MA degrees. Students will take their remaining seven graduate courses in the summer after their senior year, and in the fall and spring terms of their fifth year. All Core Curriculum requirements are maintained.


A total of 30 graduate education credits must be to fulfill the standard requirements for the MA degree. Courses taken in other departments do not qualify for this degree.

The double counted graduate courses (9 credits) are at the undergraduate tuition rate.

The final two graduate courses (6 credits) are covered by tuition remission through the Graduate Studies Office.