The Psychology Department at Rutgers-Camden offers a joint BA/MA Accelerated 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 Accelerated 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. Accelerated-Degree Program:

  • Juniors and Seniors at Rutgers-Camden seeking admission to the accelerated-degree program must be approved for entry by the graduate program director.
  • Requires a 3.5 GPA minimum in Psychology courses.
  • Requires a letter of recommendation from a 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.

It is advantageous for students to apply before beginning their senior year. If you are interested in applying to the B.A./M.A. Accelerated Degree program, contact the Graduate Program Director, Dr. Lisa Payne at lisa.payne@rutgers.edu.

In order for graduate courses to count for both the graduate program and the undergraduate program, all accelerated 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.