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Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's Program for Cronkite Students Admitted Fall 2013 and Later

The Cronkite School offers an accelerated bachelor’s/master’s program to students who are admitted to the Cronkite School in the fall semester of their freshman year.

The program consists of 144 credits, and students complete their 120-credit bachelor’s degree prior to entering the graduate program.

The M.M.C. degree requires a total of 36 credit hours of graduate-level coursework, 12 of which are shared with the B.A. degree. At least six of these shared credits must be at the 500-level or above, and a maximum of six can be at the 400-level. The remaining 24 credits must be at least 500-level.

Students pay undergraduate tuition for the first 120 credits, which apply to their bachelor’s degrees. Students become eligible for assistantships and other forms of graduate financial aid once they complete their bachelor’s degrees, begin the master’s phase of the program and are assessed graduate tuition.

Students may apply to the accelerated bachelor’s/master’s program when they have completed 75 credit hours of undergraduate degree course work with at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA and once admitted can begin the accelerated degree program once they complete 90 credit hours. Students must apply to the Graduate College the semester that they begin taking courses that are to be shared between the bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Student accepted for admission to the accelerated program must submit a formal online application to the Graduate College but are not required to take the Graduate Record Exam or submit additional application materials.

To be eligible for admission, students must have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA.

Once admitted to the program, students must maintain at least a 3.25 ASU cumulative GPA and at least a 3.0 GPA in all courses included on the graduate Plan of Study.

Students coming in with AP or IB credits may be able to complete the bachelor’s and master’s degrees in four years.

For more information, contact Senior Associate Dean Marianne Barrett at marianne@asu.edu.