Rutgers University-Newark’s department of history offers highly qualified undergraduate students the opportunity to earn a graduate degree in less time and with less cost than doing the two separately. In our accelerated bachelor’s/master’s degree program, students can take graduate courses in their senior year, while they are still enrolled as undergraduates.
How this works:
- Students apply for admission in the second semester of their junior year (or equivalent)
- If accepted and enrolled, they begin graduate work in their senior year.
- During the senior year, they can take up to twelve credits of graduate courses while paying undergraduate tuition
- These courses fulfill requirements in both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs during the senior year
- For the remainder of the Master’s Program students will be enrolled in the graduate school and will pay graduate tuition. For information about our graduate program visit here.
Requirements for application:
- Applicants must be undergraduate students in the second semester of their junior year (or equivalent).
- Applicants must have taken at least 12 credits in history courses.
- Students must have a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA in all courses and a minimum 3.4 GPA in history courses.
How to apply:
- Students apply to the program at http://gradstudy.rutgers.edu. Applicants should select the term following the semester they graduate with their BA. Ex. If you expect to graduate in May 2021, your term of application would be Fall 2022.)
- Students must submit a personal statement of approximately 500 words that identifies the fields/areas they wish to pursue and explains their intellectual interests and commitments, writing sample, and two letters of recommendation.