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Combined Bachelor's-Master's Program (CBMP)

Combined Bachelor's-Master's Program (CBMP)


Undergraduate students at KSU can apply to our Master of Arts (M.A.) program after graduating with their B.S. degree or through the CBMP, as long as they have completed 90 or more credit hours. Admission criteria to the M.A. program are the same for both of these paths. SPA has moved to a completely online application process. To have your application considered, you MUST apply using the online Graduate Masters Application.


The CBMP has two advantages:

  1. Students can begin to take graduate classes prior to completing all of their undergraduate classes. This makes more efficient use of their time.
  2. Students can count up to 12 hours of graduate coursework toward the electives section of their undergraduate degree. This saves up to 12 hours worth of tuition costs at the undergraduate level.

Students in the CBMP graduate with their B.S. degree as soon as those requirements are completed (often after their first semester in graduate school).