DePaul offers a number of Combined Bachelor's/Master's degree programs. See the current University Catalog for a list of programs. Since credit hours assigned to graduate courses can vary from one unit to another, undergraduate students accepted into a combined Bachelor/Master program can apply at most 12 graduate hours taken as part of their undergraduate degree to their graduate degree. Students must be declared as participants in the combined program in the student system to be assessed correct tuition and have the courses apply toward both degrees.
In order to be awarded the Bachelor’s degree, the student must apply for the Bachelor's degree. Please note that students must complete the Bachelor’s degree in order to earn additional credits toward the graduate degree. Any graduate work beyond the designated twelve credits that students complete as an undergraduate will NOT apply toward the graduate degree.
The student is responsible for completing the required application processes for both the combined undergraduate/graduate program and the graduate program.
Students who have been formally admitted into the combined Bachelor/Master degrees program and have this admittance recorded in the student system through special undergraduate major coding will have their graduate degree requirements locked based on the term they started their graduate requirements as an undergraduate. Students who remain actively enrolled at DePaul and are making progress toward the degree will retain this requirement term. Students not enrolled for three or more consecutive terms at either the undergraduate or graduate levels will be required to apply for readmission and will be subject to the degree requirements in place in the enrollment term of readmission.
Please note that changes in graduate admission criteria or program availability may impact a student’s ability to be re-admitted into the graduate program. Students are responsible for following all graduate regulations including the limit on the time required to complete the degree and/or the applicability of how a course may apply to the graduate degree.
Students interested in pursuing this option should consult with the appropriate college or school as soon as possible.