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Accelerated BA to MA Degree Program

Application and Admission

Qualified UNCG undergraduate students may apply for admission to the Accelerated Degree Program in English. A cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.5 based on at least 30 hours earned at UNCG is required. Applicants must have completed at least 60 semester credits and may not apply for admission to the ADP before the first semester of the junior year.

English has the following additional requirements for ADP applicants:

At least 15 credits of undergraduate English courses at the 200-level or above, with an earned 3.5 GPA in these courses.

Standard application requirements for the Master of Arts program, excluding GRE scores (i.e., undergraduate transcript(s), three letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, writing sample, and resume or cv).

Accelerated Degree Program applicants must submit the Request for Accelerated Degree Program to the Graduate School and must simultaneously apply for admission to the English Master of Arts degree program. Students admitted to the ADP program may apply a maximum of 12 credits of graduate-level coursework toward completion of both the undergraduate and graduate degrees, provided that they earn a grade of “B” (3.0) or better in each graduate course and fulfill graduate-level requirements.

Degree Requirements

Please consult with an advisor to determine how the courses taken at the graduate level will meet requirements in the bachelor’s degree program. All degree requirements for the Master of Arts in English will remain the same.

ADP Courses

Up to, but not more than, 12 hours of graduate courses may be double-counted. For a course to apply toward both degrees, the student must earn a grade of “B” (3.0) or better in the course and fulfill graduate-level requirements.

The MA degree requires 30-36 hours of graduate-level coursework. If the maximum of 12 hours is double-counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees, the student must complete a minimum of 18 hours of further graduate-level coursework to complete the MA degree. No more than 9 hours at the 500-level may be counted toward the MA degree. Please see the Graduate Bulletin for a full description of the MA degree requirements.

The following courses have been identified as those that may be counted toward the BA and MA degrees. These courses have been chosen because they are well suited to ADP students and because they are offered frequently enough to provide students substantial opportunity to enroll in them. All courses that lead to the completion of the MA degree must be approved by the Director of Graduate Study.

The following courses may be counted toward both the Bachelor and Master degrees:
ENG 601 English Studies: Content, Methods, and Bibliography
And any three of the following courses:
ENG 549 Critical Canon and Contemporary Issues
ENG 642 Topics in Pre-1800 Literature
May be repeated twice for credit when topic or instructor varies.
ENG 664 Topics in Post-1800 Literature
May be repeated twice for credit when topic or instructor varies.
ENG 692 Topics in Rhetoric and Composition

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