Accelerated Masters (4+1)
Current SMU undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply to the M.A. in Advertising while working on their undergraduate degrees. If accepted, this program will allow for a student to receive both a B.A. and M.A. in five years. Up to 9 credits of M.A. classes count toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees. Students will be required to complete an additional 27 credits of graduate work to complete the Master’s degree.
Students must be admitted into the M.A. program to be eligible to take the 6000 level classes.
For admission to the Accelerated Masters Program, the student must:
Be enrolled in an undergraduate program at SMU;
Enroll in graduate courses after 90 credit hours towards B.A. are complete;
Have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher;
Have two letters of recommendation from faculty members at SMU;
Apply and be accepted to the M.A. program prior to the undergraduate senior year.
Masters Degree Requirements
To receive a Master’s degree under the Accelerated Program, the student must:
Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the M.A. degree course work (including the graduate course work applied towards the undergraduate degree requirements);
Complete a minimum of 27 credit hours of graduate course work at SMU beyond the undergraduate residency requirement to satisfy the graduate residency requirement;
Have been awarded an undergraduate degree and fulfilled other requirements for M.A. degree.