NYU's Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS) offers undergraduates the opportunity to begin a master's degree while completing the bachelor's degree. This program is intended for students whose career goals will be furthered by graduate-level training but do not plan—at least not immediately—to go on for doctoral work in the field of their M.A. degree. Students are typically accepted into the master's program toward the end of the sophomore year or the beginning of the junior year and, in their remaining undergraduate semesters, can take M.A. courses. After earning the bachelor's degree, they can qualify for a one-year scholarship covering up to 50 percent of the tuition for the M.A. studies. Students typically complete the dual-degree program in five years.
Admission and Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must have completed a minimum of 48 credits toward the bachelor's degree but not more than 96 credits or six semesters. GSAS requires the submission of a formal graduate school application for admission, but the GRE requirement and the application fee will be waived. Students will be officially admitted to the Graduate School when they have completed their undergraduate requirements, which must be no later than their eighth semester.
To apply, students must complete:
- a version of the GSAS admissions application
- two letters of recommendation
- a statement of purpose.
After the student has successfully completed the B.A. requirements, the GSAS Graduate Enrollment Services office is notified to begin next steps.