Dual/Accelerated Bachelor's Degree to Master of Aging Studies
To be considered for admission to the accelerated program in aging studies, a prospective student must submit a graduate school application and fee, and satisfy the following requirements:
- An overall undergraduate GPA of 2.750;
- Completion of at least 60 credit hours of undergraduate study;
- A letter of recommendation from one faculty member; and
- A personal goals essay of 500 words or less which clearly articulates the applicant's reason for seeking admission to the accelerated program.
Prospective students apply for admission to the program during the semester prior to the first semester in which he or she intends to enroll in a course for graduate credit.
A student in the dual/accelerated program will be admitted to the MA in aging studies 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.
The online dual/accelerated bachelor's degree to master's in aging studies is designed to prepare qualified students for graduate work in aging studies at WSU, while allowing them to earn dual credit towards their bachelor's degree. The accelerated program is ideal for undergraduate students across multiple disciplines entering their junior/senior year. A student admitted to the accelerated program will be allowed to enroll in courses for graduate credit (up to 9 credit hours) while completing their undergraduate degree requirements. Allowed dual credit hours include AGE 717, AGE 718 and AGE 798.
- For each of the dual credit courses, the student must meet the learning outcomes specific to graduate students to apply the course to graduate credit, earning no less than a 3.000 in each course.
- Each course taken for joint credit must be so identified at the time of enrollment in that course and a dual enrollment form must be completed which indicates the courses taken for graduate credit. Allowed dual credit hours include: AGE 717, AGE 718 and AGE 798.
- Continuation in the accelerated program also requires a continuing WSU undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 2.750.
- A student who has previously been admitted to a graduate degree program at Wichita State may not be admitted to the dual/accelerated program.
- For the purpose of requesting exceptions to the program and university regulations, students in a dual/accelerated degree program are considered undergraduates and thus proceed through the undergraduate process until the bachelor’s degree is awarded.