Students in the Bachelor's-Master's program must satisfy all requirements of both the Bachelor's degree and the Master's Degree; there is no double-counting of courses. In order to finish the Master's program in one additional year of study, students are expected to complete at least a quarter of the graduate credits required for your Master's degree before earning the Bachelor's. For the Italian Studies MA program, this would mean at least 8 graduate credits (two 4-credit courses).
Students are expected to earn at least a B in any graduate course that they intent to apply towards the Master's Degree. These graduate credits may not be counted towards any Bachelor's degree requirement since they will be withheld in your final undergraduate semester for transfer to the Master's degree.
For advisement on the graduate program, including questions about graduate course selection and sequencing, please contact Director of Graduate Studies Professor Maria Luisa Ardizzone (firstname.lastname@example.org).
To plan your remaining undergraduate requirements, please meet with your major and/or CAS advisor. Be sure to leave enough room to begin taking required graduate-level coursework.
If you have questions about Bachelor's-Master's program requirements or policies, please consult with a Bachelor's-Master's program advisor during walk-in hours or by appointment. Walk-in schedule and appointment request forms can be found on the B.A./M.A Adivising Resources page.
Students in the Bachelor's-Master's program receive a scholarship covering 50% of Master's course tuition and registration fees during the graduate school year (for up to 12 months from the start of the first term as a matriculated GSAS student). The scholarship is calculated on the basis of (a) the reminaing credits needed for the Master's degree and (b) additional payments the student may have made in order to accelerate study while matriculated for the Bachelor's degree (i.e. tuition for more than 18 points during a fall/spring semester due to graduate course enrollment, or for summer graduate courses).
Participation in the Bachelor's-Master's program is predicated on earning a final undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (a change from the former 3.5 standard), and on completion of at least a quarter of the Master's degree credits prior to earning the Bachelor's degree. Students who do not earn a final cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, or who do not successfully complete at least a quarter of the graduate credits required for the Master's degree prior to receiving their Bachelor's, will not be admitted to the Graduate School of Arts and Science under the terms of the Bachelor's-Master's program.
The Bachelor's-Master's program website contains an “FAQ” section that provides answers to common questions.