The Accelerated BA/MA Program in History offers the opportunity for highly advanced students enrolled in the ASU History BA program to obtain a Master’s degree in History in an accelerated fashion. The program allows students to take 500-level coursework during the final year of the BA and share up to 9 credit hours of these courses toward the requirements of the MA program. It may also be possible to transfer up to 3 credit hours of 400-level credits and apply them to your MA You could enter the MA program with up to 40% of your credit hours already completed.
You are eligible to apply if you:
- are currently enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts History BA
- have completed 75 semester hours or more of coursework toward the BA
- have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.3 or better.
In order to apply, you must complete the steps below in the following order:
- Meet with your undergraduate advisor to confirm your eligibility for the program. You and your advisor will review your progress towards your undergraduate degree and make sure that you will be able to complete the BA requirements in a timely fashion. At that meeting, an initial timeline for both your undergraduate coursework and your graduate coursework will be put together.
- Meet with the Graduate Programs Coordinator, Roxanne Shand (Roxanne.Shand@asu.edu). She will review your proposed timeline and discuss your areas of interest and whether the MA program is a good fit for you.
- Complete a Graduate Education application for the MA degree in History to begin the semester following your undergraduate graduation. The list of required materials for applying to the M.A. program is available on the Online History MA webpage. For the accelerated BA/MA, you do not need to take the Graduate Record Exam.
Application Deadlines are as follows:
- July 28 for Fall A admission
- September 15 for Fall B admission
- December 1 for Spring A admission
- February 1 for Spring B admission
- April 15 for Summer admission
After being admitted, your admission to the MA program is “put on hold” until you complete the BA and the degree has posted.
Students who enroll in the program, but decide not to continue in the MA portion, may do so with notification.
More information about the Online History MA program is available here.
Questions concerning the accelerated BA/MA History Program may be directed to SHPRS academic advisors (email@example.com).