2+3, B.A./B.S.-Ed. and M.A. Dual Degree Program in History
This program is designed to allow students of demonstrated academic ability and educational maturity to complete the requirements for both a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in History in five years of full-time study.

The accelerated nature of this program allows a student to take courses that will count for both a Bachelor's and the Master's degree. The total number of hours needed to complete the dual program is 137. Students will pay graduate credit hours fees for all courses applied to the graduate degree.


Admissions Requirements
Students should apply to the Graduate Director, Louis Gerteis gerteis@umsl.edu of the Department of History for admission to the program. To be considered for admission, applicants must have completed at least sixty credit hours. In addition, students must meet the minimum grade point average of 3.1 and submit three letters of recommendation from faculty familiar with their work.


Provisional Status
All students accepted into the program are admitted provisionally. Provisional status is lifted when thirty credit hours of approved work are completed with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 throughout the combined program.

After completion of the provisional period, and with the recommendation of the Graduate Director, students may be granted full admission to the program.


Awarding the Degrees
The Bachelor and Master degrees will be awarded simultaneously when all requirements for the M.A. degree have been completed.

Students who officially withdraw from the 2+3 Dual Degree Program in History, and who have successfully completed all requirements for the Bachelor degree, will be award the Bachelor degree.