Dual/Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's Program in Spanish

The dual/accelerated bachelor's to master's degree program is designed to offer outstanding Spanish students the opportunity for advancing their careers by pursuing the bachelor's and master's degree in a parallel program and accelerated time frame. A student in the program will be allowed to enroll in courses for graduate credit while completing undergraduate degree requirements.


Undergraduate students apply for admission to the accelerated bachelor's to master's program through the WSU Graduate School application and admission process during the semester prior to the first semester in which they intend to enroll in a course for graduate credit. The application term should be for the semester after the student expects to complete the bachelor's degree. Tentative graduate admission does not guarantee final admission to the graduate program and final graduate admission is contingent upon the student meeting all the admission requirements for the Spanish master's program at the time the bachelor's degree is awarded. A student who has previously been admitted to a graduate degree program at Wichita State may not be admitted to the dual/accelerated program.

To be considered for admission to the accelerated bachelor's to master's degree program, the following must be satisfied:

  1. Completion of at least 60 credit hours;
  2. A cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 2.750 and 3.000 in Spanish courses;
  3. Completion of three Spanish courses at the 300 level or above; and
  4. A letter of recommendation from at least one member of the Spanish faculty.

A student in the dual/accelerated program will be admitted to the MA program in Spanish upon being awarded the bachelor’s degree if all admission requirements for the master’s program are satisfied at that time and the student has made continued satisfactory progress.

Program Requirements 

Students admitted to the dual/accelerated program will be allowed to enroll in courses for graduate credit prior to completing undergraduate degree requirements. A maximum of 9 credit hours may be joint degree hours — hours taken for graduate credit that are also applied to the bachelor’s degree. A course taken for joint credit must be so identified at the time of enrollment in that course.

After initial admission, continuation in the program requires a continuing WSU and undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 3.000 and a GPA of at least 3.000 in courses taken for graduate credit.