How To Apply
We’ve put together this guide to help you know what is required, how to submit your application, and avoid mistakes that may delay the consideration of your application. Please make sure you also read over our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section for more specifics.
Remember that if you have questions at any time, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complete the Online Application
- When you have earned between 75 - 100 credit hours you may apply as a potential Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's student. Be sure that you have reviewed the deadlines and requirements for your program, keeping in mind that some programs have specific requirements for their applicants.
- Complete the Bachelor's Accelerated Master's Online Application ONLY if you meet the requirements, including having earned AT LEAST 75 credits. Your application will be automatically cancelled if you do not meet these requirements.
- Complete and submit your application to the best of your ability. Save often as you are filling out the application.
- Once submitted online the Office of Graduate Admissions will review your application for all required materials. When your application is complete, meaning all supplemental materials are received, your application will be sent to the appropriate graduate program faculty to approve your participation in the Accelerated Master’s program.
**Please note that you MUST have at least 75 credits in order for your application to be processed and forwarded to the faculty for review. Some programs have additional requirements, such as specific GPA requirements, or require additional documentation, such as Letters of Recommendation or Writing Samples. Please refer to your application portal for a complete list of your personalized requirements, based on your program of interest.**
Your patience is appreciated while we process and review your application. You can check your status at any time in your application portal. If any items are missing or incomplete, you will see this reflected here.
When your application is complete, meaning all supplemental materials are received, please allow us 2-4 weeks to review and make a decision. Once a decision is made, you will be able to review it in your application portal.
If admitted, you will be able to enroll in the approved coursework after completion of 90 undergraduate credits via Patriot Web. Once you complete 90 credits, your student status will be listed as “Senior Plus”. See table of approved coursework below.
Please note that approval of specific courses on the application does not guarantee that a specific course section will be open or offered at the time of registration.
Transition for Undergraduate to Graduate Status
In order to transition from a Senior-Plus Accelerated Master’s student to a Master’s student, you must complete and submit the Bachelors/Accelerated Master's Transition Form at the same time you file your Intent to Graduate from your Bachelor’s degree.
To complete and submit the form:
- Fill out your advanced standing and reserve graduate credit hours; Sign your form;
- Get the signature of your undergraduate advisor;
- Get the signature of your graduate advisor;
- Give the form to your Graduate program’s Assistant or Associate Dean’s Office;
- Your Graduate program’s Assistant or Associate Dean’s Office will send the completed form to the Office of Admissions on your behalf.
Upon submission of your approved form, the Office of Graduate Admissions will review and confirm that all signatures have been obtained before adding the final signature.
If, upon submission of your BS-MS Transition form, you are deemed to have met all necessary requirements, you will receive an offer of admission to your approved Master’s Program, as well as be given advanced standing. This means that your graduate credits have been earned and will later be applied to your Master’s program.
If you have not met all necessary requirements, you will receive notification that your BS-MS transition has not been approved.
After transition, regardless of advanced standing, you will be assessed graduate tuition and will be subject to all graduate academic policies as detailed in the University Catalog.
Graduate courses that can be taken as an accelerated program student
|Master of Public Administration
||PUAD 502, POGO 511*, PUAD 520, PUAD 540
|Master of Public Policy
||PUBP 500, PUBP 503, POGO 511*, ITRN 503
|International Commerce and Policy, MA
||ITRN 500, ITRN 503, ITRN 504, ITRN 605
|Political Science, MA
||GOVT 500, GOVT 510, GOVT 520, GOVT 530, GOVT 540 (select maximum of 4)
||GOVT 500, BIOD 604, BIOD 605, BIOD 620
|International Security, MA
||GOVT 540, POGO 511*, PUBP 504, PUBP 506
*Students must first pass a Statistical Screening Exam before being allowed to register for this course.