Through the Joint Undergraduate Master's Program, undergraduate students may take up to twelve hours of approved courses at the graduate level while completing their B.A. degrees. These courses "double-count" toward both the B.A. and M.A. degrees at UAH, allowing students to earn their M.A. in Public Affairs degree more rapidly and save money in the process.
Students have to apply and be accepted into the program before they may take coursework that will count toward both degrees. Students who normally apply should meet the following criteria:
- Have sophomore or junior standing
- Have a GPA of 3.25 or better
- Have completed at least nine hours of PSC coursework at UAH, with at least six hours at the 300 level or above
Students admitted to the PSC JUMP program continue to pay undergraduate tuition for the graduate courses they take as part of the program, do not have to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), and do not have to pay a graduate school application fee.
Please contact Dr. Kathy Hawk for more information.