School of Education - George Mason University

Earn both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in as little as five years.

Qualified undergraduates may be admitted to a Bachelor’s/Accelerated Master’ program and obtain both a BA or BS in any degree area and an MS in Educational Psychology concentration within an accelerated time frame. Students meeting the qualifications listed below may be admitted to this program following completion of 90 undergraduate credits. They may then take 12 graduate credits within their senior year (i.e., six credits will partially satisfy requirements of both the BA or BS degree and the MS inEducational Psychology; six credits will be completed as reserve graduate credit toward the Master’s only). If students earn at least 3.0 in these classes, they are granted advanced standing in the master’s program and, upon completion of the bachelor’s degree, must then take an additional 18 credits to earn the master’s degree.

Students may apply for acceptance to the Bachelor’s/Accelerated Master’s program if the following requirements are met:

  • An overall GPA of at least 3.0

Application Procedures:

  1. Visit the Accelerated Master's admissions webpage for a step-by-step guide to applying and access the online application.
  2. The recommendation field within the online application is your undergraduate academic advisor. This will serve as the official signature from your undergraduate academic advisor approving your eligibility into the program.
  3. Complete the application and submit. Once you submit your application, you can upload any supplementary materials such as recommendations, resume, goals statement and endorsement worksheets.

After completing 120 credits and all requirements for the BA or BS degree and filing the Graduation Intent Form, students are awarded a bachelor’s degree and admitted to the MS in Educational Psychology, Concentration in Learning and Decision-Making in Leadership program.



Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's Program >Bachelor’s Degree (any)
Bachelor's/Accelerated MS in Educational Psychology Concentration in Learning and Decision-Making in Leadership

Semester/Year

Level

Courses

Fall Senior Year (UG) UG/GR 1*
Fall Senior Year (UG) UG/GR 1*
Spring Senior Year (UG) Reserve 2**

Spring Senior Year (UG) Reserve 2**
Summer Master's
Semester 1
Fall

Master's
Semester 1

Fall

Master's
Semester 1

Spring

Master's
Semester 2

Spring

Master's
Semester 2

Summer

Master's
Semester 3

*Course counts for both the BA or BS and the Master's degree
**Course is taken for Reserve Graduate Credit and will only apply to the Master's Degree
***Students earning an undergraduate degree in Developmental Psychology may, with Academic Program Coordinator approval, substitute another course for this core requirement.