The Psychology Department at Rutgers-Camden offers a joint BA/MA Dual Degree Program. Undergraduates may take up to three graduate psychology classes as undergraduates and complete the remaining seven classes in the graduate program. These three classes count both toward the bachelor’s degree and the master’s degree (if the student matriculates to Rutgers-Camden’s Psychology MA program). The Dual Degree Program allows students to take advantage of undergraduate tuition rates and the ability to complete the MA program in less than the normal two-year period.
Admission through the B.A./M.A. Dual-Degree Program:
- Undergraduates at Rutgers-Camden seeking admission to the Master of Arts in psychology program through the dual-degree program must be approved for entry by the graduate program director (and the written sponsorship of a full-time faculty member)
- Requires a 3.5 GPA minimum in Psychology courses
- Letter of recommendation from a full-time faculty member of the Psychology Department
- Completion of graduate classes while an undergraduate does not guarantee admittance into the program; students must still apply for admission to the M.A. program following the procedure for standard admission, which includes taking the GRE.
Students can apply to the dual degree program at any time, although it is advantageous for students to apply before beginning their senior year. If you are interested in applying to the Dual Degree program, contact the Graduate Program Director, Dr. Christopher Nave, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order for graduate courses to count for both the graduate program and the undergraduate program, all dual degree students must fill out the Dual Degree G-Prefix form for all graduate classes they take. The form ensures the class will fulfill both undergraduate and graduate requirements.