Accelerated Degree Programs

Accelerated BA-MA Program

The Five-year Combined Degree Program is designed for outstanding Binghamton University history students who wish to combine a Bachelor of Arts degree in History with a Master of Arts in History. 

Why take this approach?

  • Combine a Bachelor of Arts with a Master of Arts in history.

  • Reduce the time to complete both degrees from 6 to 5 years.

  • Take graduate-level courses that satisfy graduate and undergraduate degree requirements.

More than just a degree

Our students develop skills that prepare them for occupations that require research, analysis, organization, and reporting. Specific skills include planning and prioritizing work, making persuasive arguments that influence others, processing information, decision making and problem solving, and verbally communicating ideas. Please see MA/PhD program page for further details about the MA degree.

  • Typical progress by Semester

    Semester 1

    16 credit hours

    • Gen Ed/WRIT 111

    • Gen Ed/Harpur Req

    • Gen Ed/Harpur Req

    • Undergrad elective

    Semester 2

    16 credit hours

    • HIST 2xx

    • Gen Ed/Harpur Req

    • Gen Ed/Harpur Req

    • Undergrad elective

    Semester 3

    16 credit hours

    • HIST 2xx

    • Gen Ed/Harpur Req

    • Gen Ed/Harpur Req

    • Gen Ed/Harpur Req

    Semester 4

    16 credit hours

    • HIST 2xx

    • Gen Ed/Harpur Req

    • Gen Ed/Harpur Req

    • Gen Ed/Harpur Req

    Semester 5

    16 credit hours

    • HIST 310

    • HIST 3xx

    • Undergrad elective

    • Undergrad elective

    Semester 6

    16 credit hours

    • HIST 3xx

    • HIST 4xx

    • Undergrad elective

    • Undergrad elective

    Declare intent to apply by the first Monday in May.

    Semester 7

    14 credit hours

    • HIST 3xx

    • Grad HIST 5xx

    • Undergrad elective

    • Undergrad elective

    Apply to MA program by the second Monday in October.

    Semester 8

    16 credit hours

    • HIST 3xx

    • Grad HIST 5xx

    • Undergrad elective

    • Undergrad elective

    Must graduate from BA program.

    Semester 9

    12 credit hours

    • Grad HIST 592 (Historiography)

    • Grad HIST 5xx

    • Grad HIST 600 (Research Seminar)

    Semester 10

    12 credit hours

    • Grad HIST 5xx

    • Grad HIST 5xx

    • Grad HIST 5xx

    • MA Exam (May)

    TOTAL CREDITS: 150

  • Declaration of intent to apply form

Questions?

Email uhistory@binghamton.edu for more information.