History majors considering going on to an M.A. degree in Historical Studies may apply to enter the accelerated B.A./M.A. program offered by the Department. The program allows undergraduate students who take graduate level history courses to have those credits count toward both their B.A. and prospective M.A. degrees at UMBC.
Students should apply in their junior year in order to begin the program during their senior year.
To qualify for the program, a student must be a History major, have completed HIST 201 “Introduction to the Study of History,” and have earned a minimum of 60 undergraduate credits. At least 15 of these credits must have been earned at UMBC and no less than 9 credits need to be in 300 or 400 level History courses. Additionally the student must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 overall and 3.6 in History. Talk to your advisor if you are interested in this opportunity!
Students can apply to the accelerated B.A./M.A. program on the UMBC Graduate School website. They will also need to secure two letters from UMBC History professors recommending them to the program.
For further information or to find out of the accelerated B.A./M.A. program is right for you, please contact the Graduate Program Director.