1 An Accelerated Path to Success Earn both a bachelor s and a graduate degree in less time and save on the total tuition cost
2 Accelerated Bachelor s + Graduate Degree Programs At Pace, we pride ourselves on preparing our students to hit the ground running when they graduate with their bachelor s degree. In today s marketplace, the additional expertise you will gain from coupling that with an advanced graduate degree will make you even more competitive in your chosen career. Our accelerated bachelor s + graduate degree programs are designed so that you take courses as an undergraduate that count toward your advanced degree. As a result, you can graduate with both a bachelor s and a master s or law degree in less time than if you enrolled in each program separately. Less time means you will save money on tuition.
3 Combined Degree Programs If your major is a: You can do a 5-year combined degree with the: BA in Adolescent Education* MSEd in Adolescent Education BA in Applied Psychology and Human Relations BA in Biology BS in Biology MS in Counseling MS in Mental Health Counseling MS in Environmental Science BA in Childhood Education MSEd in Childhood Education BA in Communications BA in Computer Science BA in Economics BA in English BA in Environmental Studies BA in History BA in Mathematics BA in Political Science MA in Media and Communication Arts MS in Computer Science MS in Information Systems MS in Software Development and Engineering MS in Telecommunications Systems and Networks Masters of Public Administration Masters of Public Administration Masters of Public Administration Masters of Public Administration BA in Psychology MA in Psychology MS in Counseling MS in Mental Health Counseling BBA in Public Accounting MBA in Public Accounting MS in Financial Management MS in Taxation BA in Spanish * BA in Adolescent Education students must choose a concentration in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, English, History/Social Studies, or Mathematics. MSEd students can choose a concentration in Special Education or Educational Technology. All Combined Degree Programs in Public Accounting are registered with the New York State Education Department as meeting the 150-credit hour education requirements for CPA licensure. Average length of program: Five years, with a minimum time saving of one year. Both degrees are awarded at the same time upon completion. Tuition: Students will pay the undergraduate tuition rate for the first four years (or 128 credits, whichever comes first), and then the graduate tuition rate for the final, fifth year. Financial Aid: Undergraduate Merit Scholarship Awards are extended for a fifth year for combined degree students as long as they continue making academic progress and maintain the required cumulative grade point average (GPA) for their award.
4 Sequential Degree Programs (4+1) If your major is a: BA in English BA in Spanish You can do a 4+1 degree with the: MS in Publishing MS in Publishing Average length of program: Five years, with a minimum time saving of one year. Students take 12 credits as undergraduates that are applicable to the master s degree. Each degree is awarded separately upon completion. Tuition: Students will pay the undergraduate tuition rate until they have completed the 128 credits for the Bachelor s degree, and then the graduate tuition rate only for the final, fifth year. Financial Aid: Undergraduate Merit Scholarship Awards will apply for four years or until the bachelor s degree is completed (whichever comes first), provided the student continues making academic progress and maintains the required cumulative GPA for the award. Upon entering the graduate program, students should apply for graduate-level financial aid. For Amanda Akdemir, BA/MSEd 13, her personal mission has always been clear: make a difference in the lives of others. She was one of six students who traveled to Guatemala for a week in February 2013 to present the 9th International Literacy Conference in Guatemala City. To read more about how her combined degree put her on the path to success, visit lessonslearned.
5 Joint Degree Programs with Pace Law School (3+3) Undergraduate majors eligible for joint degree with Pace Law School BA in Biology BA in Environmental Studies BA in Communications BA in History BS in Criminal Justice BA in Philosophy and Religious Studies BA in English BA in Political Science Average length of program: Six years three years at Pace s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences and three years at Pace Law School, with an overall time savings of one year. Requirements: n Students must achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher at Pace. n Students must achieve a Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score of 155 or higher. We strongly recommend that students take the LSAT no sooner than June of their sophomore year and no later than December of their junior year at Pace. n Students must apply to the Law School no later than the January 1 of their junior year at Pace. n Students must be on target to complete 96 credits and all of their chosen major requirements by the end of their junior year. Tuition: Students will pay the undergraduate tuition rate for the first three years (or 96 credits, whichever comes first), and then the law tuition rate for three years. Financial Aid: Undergraduate scholarships offered in the student s freshman year will be honored in the first year (year 4 of 6) of law school. For years 5 and 6, the student will be considered for scholarship by the Law School. The scholarship amount will be determined based on LSAT score, entering GPA and a projected 3.0 GPA while enrolled in law courses.
6 How to Enroll The first step is to apply to Pace and then enroll once you are accepted. There is nothing special that you need to do in your application. Once you are here, you will work with your academic adviser to plan your course of study in order to pursue one of these programs. Students who maintain a high level of academic achievement in their undergraduate courses at Pace have the best chance of entering the program of their choice. Admission to the graduate program will also require achieving a satisfactory score on any applicable graduate admission test (GRE, GMAT, LSAT). After deciding on a program, you will meet with your academic adviser who will assist you with the Graduate Admission process, which includes a short, streamlined application. There will be no application fee. For more information about these and other programs, please contact Dean of Admission Donna Grand Pre at or (212) Program availability and requirements are subject to change.
7 Sigrid Wardlaw, BBA/MBA 08 Currently Control and Reporting Analyst, PepsiCo
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