The Catholic University of America

Bachelor's to Master's Scholars Program

Our accelerated Bachelor's to Master's Scholars Program offers qualified students the unique opportunity to finish a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in just three years, saving significant amounts of time and tuition funds.

Bachelor's to Master's Scholars may take up to three graduate, 500-level classes during their senior year. Not only will the classes count toward the 120 credits needed to earn a bachelor’s degree, but they will also give the graduating student a nine-credit head start on a Master of Science in Management and a significant tuition discount. Application form is here.

Prospective candidates must be enrolled in classes full-time with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, and earn a “B” or better in graduate level courses taken at MSPS.

Undergraduate admissions requirements for the program include:

·         MSPS application and application fee

·         Official university and high school/GED transcripts

·         Résumé

·      60+ college credits. Candidates with fewer credits may still eligible for admission to MSPS and are encouraged to apply. **Admission to Bachelor's to Master's Scholars Program may be deferred until 60+ credits are earned.**

·         Statement about intention to continue on to master’s and relation to educational/career goals

·         Letter of recommendation – professional or academic


Once admitted to MSPS, scholars must meet the following requirements in order to be eligible to take graduate level courses:

·         Complete, with C- or better, the following courses or equivalents:

o    MHU151 Rhetoric and Composition

o    MHU152 Composition and Research

o    MIS 105 Microcomputer Applications I

·         Complete 90 undergraduate credits

·         Possess a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA

·         Complete at least one full term (carrying a minimum of 6 credits) at CUA


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