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 Director of Graduate Studies 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.