4+1 B.A./M.A. IN writing arts
(Also known as “the Accelerated Bachelor of Arts in Writing Arts/Master of Arts in Writing Dual Degree Program”—or “the BA/MA Program”).
The 4+1 program allows students to complete both a BA degree with a major in Writing Arts and a Master of Arts in Writing in five years instead of the usual six years or longer.
The first step in knowing whether this program is right for you is to visit the Writing Arts Department website for an introduction to the Curriculum of the Masters of Arts in Writing, which includes the array of courses offered and degree requirements).
Advantages of the Program
If you know that you want to obtain an MA in Writing at least by March in the spring semester of your junior year, and if you qualify, then there are two main advantages of this program:
Progression through the 4+1 Program
Once you are in the 4+1 program, the process for completing both degrees works like this:
Requirements for application to the 4+1 :
To apply and qualify for the 4+1 program, students must have a 3.5 GPA in the Writing Arts major (including both required courses and related electives) and a 3.0 GPA overall. They must also have completed