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Accelerated MA

The Department of Sociology offers an accelerated BA and MA program to eligible students. Students entering this program can earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in sociology in less time than earning these degrees separately would require. Students are accepted into the master’s degree program during their junior year, begin enrolling in graduate courses in their senior year and complete the requirements in the semesters following their BA. As undergraduates, eligible students may earn between 6-9 credit hours (taking 2-3 graduate level courses), which are applied toward both the undergraduate degree, as well as the graduate degree. Graduate courses taken during the student's senior year will depend on the courses the student has remaining to complete in his/her undergraduate degree in sociology, although only one of these courses can be a core requirement for the MA degree.

Students enrolling in this program benefit from paying undergraduate tuition for courses that will count toward both their undergraduate and graduate coursework. Students also jump start their progress toward completing a MA in sociology.

Admission Requirements

The applicant must be a sociology major at Roosevelt University. To be eligible, the applicant must have an overall GPA of 2.7 and a 3.25 GPA (or better GPA) in sociology in a minimum of 4 sociology courses taken at time of application, and completion of core requirements for the sociology BA. Accepted students must also agree to finish the MA program at Roosevelt and maintain good standing in master’s level courses.

Degree Awards

The BA is awarded when all undergraduate requirements are completed (with substitution of three graduate level courses for three undergraduate departmental electives). Students in the program must apply for graduation and apply to the MA program once completing the coursework. Upon entering the MA program credits taken as an undergraduate are transferred to their graduate transcript. The MA is awarded when all graduate requirements are completed, including the thesis/experiential research and learning option or master’s paper option.

Application Deadlines

Fall Term 
August 15th 

Spring Term
December 1st