B.A./M.A. Program for Columbia Undergraduates

Columbia undergraduates who wish to earn a Columbia M.A. degree in a participating department or interdisciplinary program may make progress toward the M.A. degree during their senior year. Interested juniors should meet with the M.A. Director and department faculty in their spring term in anticipation of choosing and registering for courses to be taken their senior year. Such students then apply in the fall of their senior year for admission to the M.A. program the following fall, after completion of their B.A.

The requirements for the M.A. degree are the same for Columbia students entering through the B.A./M.A. option as for students entering through the standard M.A. admissions procedure. However, admitted B.A./M.A. students can request the transfer of three courses taken during their undergraduate program (if taken in excess of their requirements for the Columbia B.A. degree) and/or half a RU. These can be used toward the M.A. degree (both in terms of costs and coursework).

Information about how to apply may be found on the Graduate Admissions page of this site.

Upcoming Event: Virtual BA/MA Information Session at 11:00 am ET on Tuesday, June 15, 2021

This information session is open to Columbia University rising juniors and seniors who will graduate in May 2022. Please reach out to the Graduate Program Coordinator to rsvp.