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Sociology, BA/MA Accelerated Program

Offered in: CHICAGO

The sociology faculty at Roosevelty offers an accelerated five-year 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 graduate courses in their senior year, and complete the requirements in their fifth year. 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 his/her undergraduate degree in sociology, although only one of these courses can be a core requirement for the MA degree. Once the student completes the BA, the graduate-level courses taken as an undergraduate will be transferred to their MA transcript.

In addition, 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.


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


The BA is awarded when all undergraduate requirements are completed (with substitution of three graduate level courses for three undergraduate departmental electives). The MA is awarded when all graduate requirements are completed, including the thesis/ experiential research and learning option or master’s paper option.