Requirements

See both the BA and MA pages for each program’s degree requirements that you are expected to complete.

While undergraduate students, accelerated master's students complete COMM 600 (Introduction to Graduate Studies) and one of the following theory courses: COMM 602, 605, 620, 632, 634, 635, or 639.Accelerated master's students must earn a minimum grade of 3.00 in each graduate course. These two courses will count in both programs. For your undergraduate degree they will fulfil elective requirements and for the graduate they will count as a required and theory course respectively.

 

Once admitted to the accelerated master's pathway, students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 in all undergraduate course work. Upon completion and conferral of the undergraduate degree in the semester indicated in the application, they submit the Bachelor's/Accelerated Master’s Transition From and are admitted to graduate status.

 

As graduate students, accelerated master's students have an advanced standing.  They must meet all master's degree requirements, except the two courses (6 credits) they completed as undergraduates.   Students must begin their master's program the semester immediately following conferral of the undergraduate degree.

 

Students may take up to 6 additional credit of graduate COMM coursework at the 600 level, excluding COMM 650. These credits do not apply to the undergraduate degree.  To apply these credits to the master's degree, students should use the Bachelor's/Accelerated Master’s Transition Form. The ability to take courses, including ones not listed above, for reserve graduate credit is available to all high achieving undergraduates with the permission of the department.   Permission is normally granted only to qualified Mason seniors within 15 hours of graduation.   See AP.1.4.4 Graduate Course Enrollment by Undergraduates.