To be considered for admission to the combined bachelor’s/master’s degree pathway, students must have completed at least 75 credits in the bachelor’s degree program at FIU and meet the admissions criteria for the Spanish MA. Students need only apply once to the combined degree pathway, but the application must be submitted to Graduate Admissions before the student starts the last 30 credits of the bachelor’s degree program. A student admitted to the combined degree pathway will be considered to have undergraduate status until the student applies for graduation from their bachelor’s degree program. Upon conferral of the bachelor’s degree, the student will be granted graduate status. Only three 5000-level or higher courses, and no more than the number of credits specified by the program catalog, may be applied toward both degrees.
If admitted to the combined program, you are expected to complete the bachelor’s degree by the end of the term indicated on the application and complete the master’s degree requirements within one year of completing the bachelor’s degree. Only 5000 level or higher courses and no more than 9 credits may be applied to both degree programs.
Admission to the Combined BA-MA is competitive and meeting the minimum GPA requirements does not guarantee entrance into the program. The Spanish Graduate Committee will evaluate carefully all application materials and will make a decision based on the student's outstanding performance in the BA and the potential of the student to finish graduate work successfully. Students accepted to this pathway are already performing at the graduate level in their undergraduate coursework. Special attention will be given to the quality of the writing sample.