The College of Communication and the Arts offers two accelerated dual B.A./M.A. degree programs:
- B.A./M.A. in Communication
- B.A./M.A. in Museum Professions
Each student’s program is unique and crafted in consultation with both an undergraduate and graduate academic adviser. Timeline varies based on academic progress and completed coursework.
Qualified students are considered for admission to the B.A./M.A. dual degree program either: (1) as an incoming freshman or (2) following application after the completion of at least 45 undergraduate credits. Students may apply for admission to the dual degree program with additional credits, but no later than the end of junior year (i.e. 90 credits).
For all students, eligibility for admission will be confirmed upon completion of at least 45 undergraduate credits (with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher) and submission and review at the graduate-level of the following materials:
- Online graduate application;
- Resume or CV;
- Personal statement;
- Transcript from any postsecondary institution attended (other than Seton Hall);
- Two (2) letters of recommendation; and
- GRE or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores*
* The GRE or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) should be taken during the student’s senior year. Submission of test scores is considered a degree requirement. An applicant may request a waiver of the standardized test requirement if their GPA is a 3.4 or higher at the time of graduate application review. Waiver requests should be emailed to Ms. Brittany Scoles at email@example.com.
Admission is based on earning a 3.0 minimum GPA and all submitted application items. Students from all undergraduate degree programs are welcome to apply, assuming they have completed four undergraduate courses in art history before completing their baccalaureate degree.
This accelerated dual degree option allows qualified undergraduate students to complete 12 graduate credits during their junior and senior years. The 12 completed credits are applied to both the B.A. and the M.A. degrees. Following the completion of baccalaureate degree requirements, students then complete the remaining 24 credits to earn their degree.
Complete up to 12 credits of the following courses during undergraduate studies:
|COTC 7110||Communication Research||3|
|COMM 8000||Communication Research Methods||3|
|COMM 8500||Communication Portfolio||3|
|COMM 8199||Sp Tp - Master's Project I||3|
|COMM 8200||Sp Tp - Master's Project II||3|
When a student has completed all undergraduate degree requirements and earned at least 120 credit hours, the student will be awarded their baccalaureate degree. Upon completion of all remaining M.A. requirements and a minimum of 144 credit hours, the student will be awarded their M.A. degree.