Integrated Bachelor's/Master's Program Policy
Approved by the University
Graduate Committee, February 25, 2009
Northern Arizona University's integrated bachelor and
master’s degree program provides the opportunity for outstanding undergraduates
working on completing their bachelors’ degree to simultaneously begin work on a
Typically, a bachelor's degree requires four years to
complete, and a master’s degree requires an additional two years. However, the
integrated degree program allows you the opportunity to complete a graduate
program in an accelerated manner.
We offer integrated
bachelor and master’s degree programs in the following areas. Please link to the program pages and contact the department for more information.
Click here for more information on each program.
Policy and Requirements for Integrated Bachelor and Master’s Degree Programs
1. Undergraduates may apply for admission to an integrated program at Northern Arizona University after completing 60 semester hours of undergraduate coursework, of which a minimum of 24-30 semester hours must be completed at Northern Arizona University with a minimum university cumulative grade point average of 3.25/4.0.
2. You must complete at least 12 earned undergraduate credits in their major with a grade point average of 3.5/4.0 at Northern Arizona University prior to seeking admission into an integrated program. Receiving an Incomplete or completing a class graded as Pass/Fail or Audit will not count toward this 12-undergraduate-unit requirement.
3. In addition, you must meet the grade point average and all other requirements as specified by their integrated program. In addition, specific integrated programs may have requirements that exceed these minimum standards.
4. You must submit the graduate application form and pay the required graduate application fee. You must also submit all other materials required by the department. The application is reviewed by the appropriate person or committee in the department. If admission is recommended, the Graduate College is informed by the department and a conditional offer of acceptance is issued by the Graduate College. Full admission will be granted upon receiving the undergraduate degree and meeting any other requirements as specified by the department at the time of admission.
5. The undergraduate degree should be completed at the end of the fourth year and no later than one semester before the date you are eligible to have the master’s degree awarded.
1. The requirements for the bachelor’s and master’s degree of the integrated program will remain the same as for the existing bachelor's and master’s programs. A graduate program has the discretion to use no more than six (6) hours of Northern Arizona University coursework credit (400 level or higher) applied towards the undergraduate degree to satisfy requirements included on the master’s program of studies. Students must receive a grade of B or higher in this coursework used towards the undergraduate degree that will also be counted for graduate credit.
2. The work required for the master’s degree program must be completed within six years from the time of first enrollment in courses included in the graduate program of studies.
Tuition and Financial Aid/Scholarships
1. For tuition
purposes, students will be considered undergraduates until they complete their
undergraduate requirements, which should be no later than the end of the fourth
admitted to an integrated program in their junior or senior year, they will
continue to be charged at the undergraduate rate and retain eligibility for
completing all bachelor's requirements, students must complete the graduation
paperwork and have their degree posted. Once the degree is posted, they will be
granted full graduate status and become eligible for graduate assistantships
and other graduate financial awards.
1. Students may
be ineligible to participate in the integrated program if the GPA in either the
undergraduate or graduate coursework drops below a 3.0 or if they fail to
demonstrate adequate progress as defined by the academic program.
student may withdraw at any point from an approved integrated program by
informing in writing the respective unit administrators of undergraduate and
graduate programs with a copy to the dean of the Graduate College.
1. All other
policies/regulations related to undergraduate or graduate degree programs apply
to the integrated degree programs except as specifically differentiated in this
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