B.A./M.A. Program

Rutgers University-Newark’s department of history offers highly qualified undergraduate students the opportunity to earn a graduate degree in less time and with less cost than doing the two separately. In our accelerated bachelor’s/master’s degree program, students can take graduate courses in their senior year, while they are still enrolled as undergraduates.

How this works:             

  • Students apply for admission in the second semester of their junior year (or equivalent)
  • If accepted and enrolled, they begin graduate work in their senior year.
  • During the senior year, they can take up to twelve credits of graduate courses while paying undergraduate tuition
  • These courses fulfill requirements in both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs during the senior year
  • For the remainder of the Master’s Program students will be enrolled in the graduate school and will pay graduate tuition. For information about our graduate MA program visit http://www.ncas.rutgers.edu/department-history/graduate-programs

Requirements for application:

  • Applicants must be undergraduate students in the second semester of their junior year (or equivalent).
  • Applicants must have taken at least 12 credits in history courses.
  • Students must have a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA in all courses and a minimum 3.4 GPA in history courses.

How to apply:

  • Students apply to the program at http://gradstudy.rutgers.edu. (Applicants should select the term following the semester they graduate with their BA. Ex. If you expect to graduate in May 2018, your term of application would be Fall 2018.)
  • Students must submit a personal statement, writing sample, and two letters of recommendation.