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Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Programs

St. Mary’s University offers Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Programs that allow undergraduate students to begin graduate studies during their junior year. All interested and qualified students may apply during their junior year and, if accepted, begin their graduate studies as “conditionally accepted” graduate students during the second semester of the junior year. All programs require a minimum 3.0 GPA.

The conditional status is lifted and regular status conferred once the student has completed undergraduate work and any prerequisites. Students are limited to no more than 15 graduate hours while undergraduate students and are charged the undergraduate tuition fixed rate, which offers a substantial savings compared to regular graduate tuition. All University discounts and scholarships are also in effect. Regular graduate tuition rates apply once the undergraduate program is completed.

With some combined degree programs, students will be able to count graduate courses towards their undergraduate degree requirements, completing both degrees with fewer combined hours than if they pursued the degrees separately.

Combined Degree Programs
Listed by Master’s Degree

Master of Arts Degree Options (M.A.)

M.A. in Communication Studies

Eligible undergraduate majors:

  • English
  • English-Communications Arts
  • Communication Studies
  • Other majors may be considered

M.A. in English Literature and Language

Eligible undergraduate majors:

  • English
  • English-Communications Arts
  • Communication Studies
  • Other majors may be considered

M.A. in International Relations

Eligible undergraduate majors:

  • Political Science
  • International and Global Studies
  • History
  • Economics
  • International Business
  • Anthropology
  • Foreign Languages
  • Other majors may be considered

Master of Public Administration Degree Options

Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)

Eligible undergraduate majors:

  • All majors within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • All majors within the Greehey School of Business
  • Majors from the School of Science, Engineering and Technology may be considered

Master of Science Degree Options (M.S.)

M.S. in Computer Science

Eligible undergraduate majors:

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Engineering Science

M.S. in Computer Information Systems

Eligible undergraduate majors:

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering Science

M.S. in Computer Engineering

Eligible undergraduate majors:

  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Engineering Science

M.S. in Cybersecurity

Eligible undergraduate majors:

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Engineering Science

M.S. in Engineering Systems Management

Eligible undergraduate majors:

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering Science

M.S. in Electrical Engineering

Eligible undergraduate majors:

  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Engineering Science

M.S. in Industrial Engineering

Eligible undergraduate majors:

  • Industrial Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering Science

M.S. in Software Engineering

Eligible undergraduate majors:

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering Science

Juris Doctorate and Bachelor’s Degree Option (J.D.)

St. Mary’s University offers combined Bachelor’s and Juris Doctorate degrees through the Nelson Wolff Law Early Admission Program, which allows qualified undergraduate students in certain majors to apply for acceptance into the St. Mary’s Law School before completing their bachelor’s degree.
If admitted into the program, students begin pursing the J.D. after completing the third year of undergraduate study. The first 30 hours of law school credit are used to complete the bachelor’s degree requirements. Interested students should consult with their undergraduate academic adviser or the one of the pre-law advisers, preferably during their first year of study at St. Mary’s.

Juris Doctorate (J.D.)/Nelson Wolff Law Early Admission Program

Eligible undergraduate majors:

  • Criminology
  • English
  • International and Global Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Communication Studies

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