Combination Degrees

The Combination Degree program allows undergraduate students who qualify academically to obtain both a bachelor’s and master’s degree. Minimum qualifications for many programs include a 3.2 GPA and a competitive GRE score for admission to graduate school.

Available to students in any undergraduate degree program. Combination degree programs allow students to get a head start on their graduate education by taking graduate courses throughout the junior and senior undergraduate years. In most programs, 12 credit hours of graduate work will also count toward an undergraduate degree, thus reducing the time it takes to get both degrees. Students should consult their department advisors to determine whether the department offers combination degree programs and whether they qualify.

There are a number of financial considerations to keep in mind. Students are responsible for paying the difference between undergraduate and graduate tuitions. Florida Prepaid College Tuition Program participants will receive funding for the first 120 credit hours. The program will fund graduate courses taken toward the undergraduate degree at the undergraduate level. Financial aid may be available to assist with the graduate degree portion of the program.

Advantages

  • Combination degrees allow students to double count graduate credits toward their bachelor’s degree at no loss of integrity or quality of either degree.
  • Qualified students can obtain an undergraduate and a graduate degree in much less time than two separate degrees.
  • The cost of both degrees is reduced, since at least 12 credits apply toward both degrees.
  • Students have time to decide whether to pursue further graduate or professional study.
  • A student's marketability is greatly enhanced; many professions now require a master’s degree for entry-level positions.

Combination Degrees by College

All Degrees

Any Undergraduate Degree | Biostatistics | MS

The Biostatistics Bachelors/MS program allows qualified students to earn a bachelor’s degree from any degree program at UF and a master’s of science degree in Biostatistics. This allows the master’s degree to be attained within one year (two semesters, 24 credits). The master’s of science degree in Biostatistics is designed to facilitate students’ development of a strong theoretical foundation in biostatistics and of a broad-based understanding of biostatistical methods.
Overlapping Credits: 12
Admission Criteria: Must have at least junior status; 3.2 UF GPA; Minimum combined (verbal + quantitative) GRE score of 300; completion of 5 prerequisites with a GPA of 3.3 or better: STA 2023, MAC 2311, MAC 2312, MAC 2313, and either MAS 3114 or MAS 4105.
Contact: 352.294.5926 | Email

Any Undergraduate Degree | Mass Communication | MA

Qualified students can pursue coursework toward a Master of Arts in Mass Communication (MAMC) with one of our online or on-campus concentrations. The College of Journalism and Communications is considered one of the nation’s best. The strength of its programs, faculty, students, and alumni throughout its history has earned the college ongoing recognition as one of the best journalism and communication programs in the United States. It has developed its reputation for excellence by creating curricula that combine conceptual and theoretical instruction with skills training, so students have the opportunity to apply what they are learning in professional settings.
Overlapping Credits: 5-12
Admission Criteria: Students must meet eligibility criteria and obtain approval from their undergraduate department and the CJC graduate division through an application process. Prior coursework in communications not required. Students must plan to apply to CJC’s MAMC program before completing their undergraduate degree.
Contact: 352.273.3716 | Email
More Info

Any Undergraduate Degree | Public Health/MPH

Overlapping credits: 15
Qualified students with any undergraduate major can pursue a Master's of Public Health degree. The MPH degree trains students to protect and improve health across all population levels. Students complete up to 15 credits of public health core courses as an undergraduate and then complete the remaining 33 credits after admission to graduate school. Upon application, students select a concentration biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology, population health management, or social and behavioral sciences.
Admission Criteria: 3.2 GPA; completion of the following with a C or better: BSC 2005 or BSC 2010, PSY 2012, STA 2023.
Contact: 352.273.6094 | Email

Any Undergraduate Degree | Urban and Regional Planning

Overlapping Credits: 21 (9 of the 21 hours can be taken in the home department)
Admission Criteria: 3.2 GPA; essays
Contact: 352.294.1493 | Email
More Info

Accounting, Fisher School of

Accounting | 3/2 MAcc/BSAc

Non-thesis only
This is an integrated, five-year, 150-hour program that leads to the joint award of a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Accounting. Students may pursue a general accounting curriculum, or select an auditing or taxation concentration. This program is for students seeking a professional accounting career. Completion fulfills the state's requirements to take the CPA examination to practice in Florida.
Admission Criteria
Contact: 352.273.0200 | Email
More Info

Agricultural and Life Sciences, College of

Agricultural Education and Communication | BS/MS

Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE score; 3.2 GPA
Contact: Email
More Info

Agricultural Operations Management | BS/MS

Overlapping Credits: 12
Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE score; 3.3 GPA
Contact: 352.392.1864 ext. 116 | Email

Animal Sciences | BS/MS

Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE score; junior or senior status; 3.2 GPA
Contact: 352.392.7527 | Email
More Info

Biology/Biochemistry and Molecular Biology | BS/MS

Overlapping Credits: 12
Students must identify a College of Medicine faculty member who will serve as their graduate faculty advisor. A written agreement must be approved by both the Undergraduate Coordinator in the Department of Biology and the Graduate Coordinator in the College of Medicine. To count toward the MS degree, courses much be graduate level and letter-graded.
Admission Criteria:  3.2 cumulative GPA, 3.3 upper division GPA, completion of all critical-tracking requirements in the Biology B.S. degree, completion of at least three semester hours of mentored research (e.g., through BSC 4910 and BSC 4912) or equivalent research experience, and completion of BCH4024 (or equivalent).
Contact: 352.392.1521 | Email
More info
 

Biology/Botany | BS/MS

Overlapping Credits: 12
Students must identify a Department of Biology faculty member who will serve as their graduate faculty advisor. A written agreement must be approved by both the Undergraduate Coordinator and Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Biology. To count toward the MS degree, courses much be graduate level and letter-graded.
Admission Criteria:  3.2 cumulative GPA, 3.3 upper division GPA, completion of all critical-tracking requirements in the Biology B.S. degree, and completion of at least three semester hours of mentored research (e.g., through BSC 4910 and BSC 4912) or equivalent research experience.
Contact: 352.392.1521 | Email
More info
 

Biology/Medical Sciences | BS/MS

Overlapping Credits: 12
Students must identify a College of Medicine faculty member who will serve as their graduate faculty advisor. A written agreement must be approved by both the Undergraduate Coordinator in the Department of Biology and the Graduate Coordinator in the College of Medicine. To count toward the MS degree, courses much be graduate level and letter-graded.
Admission Criteria:  3.2 cumulative GPA, 3.3 upper division GPA, completion of all critical-tracking requirements in the Biology B.S. degree, completion of at least three semester hours of mentored research (e.g., through BSC 4910 and BSC 4912) or equivalent research experience, and completion of BCH4024 (or equivalent) for the Genetics Track or Microbiology Track.
Contact: 352.392.1521 | Email
More info
 

Biology/Zoology | BS/MS

Overlapping Credits: 12
Students must identify a Department of Biology faculty member who will serve as their graduate faculty advisor. A written agreement must be approved by both the Undergraduate Coordinator and Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Biology. To count toward the MS degree, courses much be graduate level and letter-graded.
Admission Criteria:  3.2 cumulative GPA, 3.3 upper division GPA, completion of all critical-tracking requirements in the Biology B.S. degree, and completion of at least three semester hours of mentored research (e.g., through BSC 4910 and BSC 4912) or equivalent research experience.
Contact: 352.392.1521 | Email
More info
 

Entomology and Nematology | BS/MS

Overlapping Credits: 12
Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE score; 3.5 GPA
Contact: 352.273.3913 | Email or 352.273.3974 | Email
More Info

Family, Youth and Community Sciences | BS/MS and BS/MFYCS

Overlapping Credits: 12
Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE score; 3.2 GPA
Contact: 352.273.3514 | Email
More Info

Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences | BS/MS or MFAS

BS Degree in Another Discipline
Overlapping Credits:
12
Students must find a Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences faculty member to serve as their graduate faculty advisor. A written agreement must be approved by both the undergraduate and future graduate academic advisor. To count for the MS or MFAS degree, FAS courses must be taken at the graduate level.
Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE score; 3.2 GPA
Contact: 352.846.0847 | Email
More Info

Food and Resource Economics | BS/MS

Overlapping Credits: up to 15 credit hours. Specific courses will be determined by the undergraduate and graduate program offices.
Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE score; 3.2 GPA
Contact: Email
More Info

Forest Resources and Conservation | BSFRC/MFRC or MS

Overlapping Credits: 12
Students must find a Forest Resources & Conservation faculty member to serve as their graduate faculty advisor. A written agreement must be approved by both the undergraduate and future graduate academic advisors. To count for the MS or MFRC degree, FOR/FNR courses must be taken at the graduate level.
Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE score; 3.0 GPA
Contact: 352.846.0847 | Email
More Info

Geomatics | BS/MFRC or MS

Overlapping Credits: 12
Students must find a Geomatics faculty member to serve as their graduate faculty advisor. A written agreement must be approved by both the undergraduate and future graduate academic advisor. To count for the MS or MFRC degree, GIS/SUR courses must be taken at the graduate level.
Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE score; 3.0 GPA
Contact: 352.8460847 | Email
More Info

Horticultural Sciences | BS/MS

Overlapping Credits: 12
Students must find a Horticultural Sciences faculty member to serve as their graduate faculty advisor. A written agreement must be approved by both the undergraduate and future graduate academic advisor.
Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE score; 3.2 GPA
Contact: 352.273.4847 | Email

Interdisciplinary Studies, Marine Sciences | BS/MFAS or MS

Overlapping Credits: 12
Students must find a Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences faculty member to serve as their graduate faculty advisor. A written agreement must be approved by both the undergraduate and future graduate academic advisor. To count for the MS or MFAS degree, FAS courses must be taken at the graduate level.
Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE score; 3.0 GPA
Contact: 352.846.0847 | Email

Natural Resource Conservation | BSFRC/MFRC, MFAS or MS

Overlapping Credits: 12
Students must find a School of Forest Resources & Conservation faculty member to serve as their graduate faculty advisor. A written agreement must be approved by both the undergraduate and future graduate academic advisors. To count for the MS or MFRC degree, FOR/FNR courses must be taken at the graduate level.
Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE score; 3.0 GPA
Contact: 352.846.0847 | Email
More Info

Plant Science and Plant Pathology | BS/MS

Overlapping Credits: 12
Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE score; 3.2 GPA
Contact: Email
More Info

Soil and Water Science | BS/MS

Overlapping Credits: 12
Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE score; 3.2 GPA
Contact: 352.392.1951 ext. 254 | Email
More Info

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation | BS/MS

Overlapping Credits: 12
Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE score; 3.2 GPA
Contact: 352.846.0633 | Email
More Info

Arts, College of the

BM in Music | MA in Arts in Medicine

Overlapping Credits: 12
Arts in Medicine is a diverse, multidisciplinary, and rapidly expanding field dedicated to transforming health and the healthcare experience through the arts. Today, artists are working at approximately half of hospitals in the US, as well as in community programs that enhance health and wellbeing. The Bachelor of Music and Master of Arts in Arts in Medicine Combination Program allows students to begin completing requirements towards a master’s degree (MA) in Arts in Medicine while completing their undergraduate degree (BM) in music. The degree is suitable for student who wish to explore the intersections between music and health or to pursue careers that integrate the two disciplines.
Admission Criteria: 3.2 GPA on all upper-division courses; open to undergraduate music majors (BM)
Contact: Email
More Info

BS Pre-Health | MA in Arts in Medicine

Overlapping Credits: 12
Arts in Medicine is a diverse, multidisciplinary and rapidly expanding field dedicated to transforming health and the healthcare experience through the arts. Today, artists are working at approximately half of hospitals in the US, as well as in community programs that enhance health and well-being. The Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts in Arts in Medicine Combination Program allows pre-health students (majoring in Public Health, Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry or Psychology) to begin completing requirements towards a master’s degree (MA) in Arts in Medicine while completing their undergraduate degree (BS/BAS).
Admission Criteria: Completed GRE; 3.2 GPA on all upper-division courses
Contact: Email
More Info

Business, Warrington College of

Business Administration, Major in Entrepreneurship | MSE

Overlapping Credits: 2-10
Through a stimulating curriculum and transformational experiential learning opportunities, this one-year, intensive program equips promising entrepreneurs with the skills and savvy to plan, launch and sustain innovative ventures on their terms.
Admission Criteria: Adequate GMAT score; 3.2 minimum GPA
Contact: 352.273.0337 | Email
More Info

Business Administration, Major in Management | MSM

Overlapping Credits: 2-12
This degree provides nonbusiness majors the opportunity to combine knowledge from other academic disciplines with functional business applications to create a dynamic skillset in demand by employers in business and nonbusiness industries.
Admission Criteria: Competitive GMAT or GRE score; 3.2 minimum GPA
Contact: 352.273.0344 | Email
More Info

Business Administration, Major in Marketing | Master of Science 

Overlapping credits: 2-12
The Master of Science (M.S.) with a major in Business Administration and a concentration in Marketing is intended for students whose objective is to work in the field of marketing. Courses span the domain of marketing decision-making, from broad marketing strategy considerations to more focused decision areas such as pricing, branding, customer relationship management, and new product development.
Admission Criteria: 3.2 minimum GPA; Open to UF undergraduate business majors (e.g., Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a major in Business Administration - General Studies or Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a major in Finance, General Studies, Information Systems, Management, or Marketing).
Contact: 352.273.0668 | Email 
More Info 

Finance, Master of Science | MSF

Overlapping Credits: 2-12
Students have the opportunity to study finance at the second-year MBA level. Courses cover nearly all areas of finance, including derivative securities, fixed income markets, equity valuation, international finance and real estate finance. With early application students can receive their undergraduate and graduate degrees in four years. The best time to apply is two years before the undergraduate degree would be received.
Admission Criteria: 465 GMAT (650+ average); 3.0 GPA (3.5+ average)
Contact: 352.392.9249 | Email
More Info

Information Systems | BS/MS

Non-thesis only
Overlapping Credits:
12-16
This program develops the computing, quantitative and applications skills vital to a business problem-solving setting.
Admission Criteria: Competitive GMAT or GRE score; 3.0 GPA
Contact: 352.846.1370 | Email
More Info

Master of International Business | MIB

Overlapping Credits: 2-12
This one-year degree allows UF business majors or minors to enhance their undergraduate business education with an in-depth study of global business issues and trends. The MIB program allows curriculum flexibility and incorporates practical global business components with a required one-week Global Immersion Experience course abroad and optional participation in an international exchange program.
Admission Criteria: Competitive GMAT or GRE score; 3.2 minimum GPA
Contact: 352.273.0343 | Email
More Info

Real Estate, Master of Science | MSRE

Non-thesis only
Overlapping Credits:
2-12
The MSRE thrives on innovation, a dynamic student body and significant interaction with high-level working professionals and nationally recognized professors. The program is a unique combination of theory and practice that will enhance the student's commercial real estate education and develop professional skills. Undergraduate students from any college/major may apply. Prior coursework in accounting, business, economics, finance or statistics is preferred but not required.
Admission Criteria: 465 GMAT (600+ average); 3.0 GPA (3.4+ average). Admission is based on a number of factors, including GMAT and academic record.
Contact: 352.273.0310 | Email
More Info

Construction Management, M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of

Construction Management | BSCM/MSCM

Overlapping credit: 12
The combination degree program allows qualified students to earn both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Construction Management at an accelerated pace. Qualified students are allowed to begin the MSCM degree course work in the Senior 1 semester and count 12 credits of graduate BCN-prefix coursework for both the BSCM and MSCM degree requirements. For additional information, contact the Director Graduate Programs and Research.
Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE score; 3.4 upper-division GPA; complete all 3000-level BCN courses
Contact: 352.273.1150 | Email
More Info

Design, Construction and Planning, College of

Applied Physiology & Kinesiology| BS /MS

Overlapping Credits: 12
The Applied Physiology & Kinesiology BS + MS program allows qualified students to earn a BS APK and an MS APK within one year of completion of the undergraduate degree (two semesters, 18 credit hours). The MS APK degree program is designed to facilitate student knowledge and applied skills across the sub disciplines of exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor control / learning, strength & conditioning, and sport psychology.

Admission Criteria: 3.5 UF GPA; completion of PSY 2012, MAC 1147 or MAC 2311, CHM 1025 or CHM 2045, BSC 2010 and BSC 2010L, BSC 2011 and BSC 2011L, APK 2100C, and APK 2105C with minimum grades of B.

Historic Preservation (BSSBE/MHP)

Overlapping Credits: 15
Available to students in the Bachelor of Science in Sustainability and the Built Environment program.
Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE score; 3.2 GPA
Contact: 352.294.1438 | Email
More Info

Interior Design | BS/MS

Overlapping Credits: 12
Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE score; 3.2 GPA
Contact: 352.392.0252 ext. 335 | Email
More Info

Landscape Architecture

Overlapping Credits: 9
Available to students in the Bachelor of Sustainability and the Built Environment program.
Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE score; 3.2 GPA
Contact: 352.392.6098 | Email
More Info

Urban and Regional Planning

Overlapping Credits: 21 (9 of the 21 hours can be taken in the home department)
Available to students in any undergraduate degree program. 
Admission Criteria: 3.2 GPA; essays
Contact: 352.294.1493 | Email
More Info

Engineering, College of

Aerospace Engineering | BSAE/ME or MS

Overlapping Credits: 6
Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE score; 3.3 GPA
Contact: 352.392.0963 | Email
More Info

Biological Engineering | BS/ME

Admission Criteria: 4EG; 3.30 GPA; completion of pre-engineering courses and 20 credits of the biological engineering core
Contact: 352.392.1864 ext. 116 | Email

Biomedical Engineering | BSMSE/MS or ME; BSABE/MS or ME; BSCHE/MS or ME; BSEE/MS or ME, BME/BME, BSBME/MS

Materials Science and Engineering, Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Electrical Engineering
Overlapping Credits: 9-12
Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE scores acceptable to the BME department; 3.3 GPA
Contact: 352.273.8096 | Email

Chemical Engineering | BS/MS

Overlapping Credits: 12
Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE score; 3.3 upper division GPA, 3.2 GPA in chemical engineering courses; six ECH-prefixed core courses
Contact: 352.392.0881 | Email
More Info

Civil Engineering | BS/ME or MS

Overlapping Credits: 9
Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE score; 3.3 upper-division GPA
Contact: 352.392.9537 | Email
More Info

Computer Engineering | BSCEN/ME or MS

Thesis or non-thesis
Overlapping Credits:
12
Admission Criteria: Junior status; Competitive GRE score; 3.3 GPA; completion of 3 of 4 core courses: CDA 3101; COP 3503C or COP 3504C; COP 3530; COT 3100
Contact: CISE department, 405 Computer Science and Engineering | 352.392.1090
More Info

Digital Arts and Sciences | BS/MS

Overlapping Credits: 12
Admission Criteria: Junior status; Competitive GRE score; 3.3 GPA; a portfolio; 3.3 minimum GPA on 3 of 4 core courses: CDA 3101; COP 3503C or COP 3504C; COP 3530; COT 3100
Contact: CISE Department, 405 Computer Science and Engineering | 352.392.1090
More Info

Electrical and Computer Engineering | BSEE/ME or MS

Overlapping Credits: 6-12
Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE score; 3.3 upper-division GPA
Contact: 352.392.9758 | Email
More Info

Environmental Engineering | BS/ME

Overlapping Credits: 12
Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE score or passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering exam; 3.30 GPA
Contact: 352.392.7104 | Email
More Info

Industrial and Systems Engineering | BSISE/ME, MS, MSM or MSF

Overlapping Credits: 10
Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE score; 3.5 upper-division GPA
Contact: 352.392.1464 ext. 2026 | Email
More Info

Materials Science and Engineering | BSMSE/MS or ME

Overlapping Credits: 12
Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE score used in the context of a holistic credential review; 3.5 GPA; 18 hours of EMA undergraduate coursework must be completed
Contact: 352.846.3312 | Email
More Info

Mechanical Engineering | BSME/ME or MS

Overlapping Credits: 6
Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE score; 3.3 GPA
Contact: 352.392.0963 | Email
More Info

Nuclear and Radiological Engineering | BSNE/MS or ME

Overlapping Credits: 12
Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE score; 3.6 GPA
Contact: 352.846.3312 | Email

Nuclear Engineering Science | BSNES/MS or ME

Overlapping Credits: 12
Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE score; 3.6 GPA
Contact: 352.846.3312 | Email

Health and Human Performance, College of

Health Education and Behavior: BS/MS

Non-thesis only
Overlapping Credits:
12
Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE score; 3.2 UF GPA
Contact: 352.392.0583 ext. 1288 | Email
More Info

Sport Management | BSSPM/MSSPM

Overlapping Credits: 12
Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE score; 3.2 overall GPA with a 3.0 critical-tracking GPA; completion of EME 2040, MAR 3023, SPM 2000, SPM 3204 and MAN 3025 with minimum grades of B on first attempt
Contact: 352.392.4042 | Email

Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management | BS/MS

Overlapping Credits: 9
Admission Criteria: Overall GPA 3.2; completion of LEI 3301, HFT 3360, HFT 2750, and LEI 2181 with a minimum grade of B on first attempt. Meet with THEM advisor to ensure eligibility. Submit the TERM/THEM/TRM combination degree application before the start of the student’s junior year. 
Contact: 352.294.1661 | Email

Journalism and Communication, College of

The College of Journalism and Communications is considered one of the nation’s best. The strength of its programs, faculty, students, and alumni throughout its history has earned the college ongoing recognition as one of the best journalism and communication programs in the United States. It has developed its reputation for excellence by creating curricula that combine conceptual and theoretical instruction with skills training, so students have the opportunity to apply what they are learning in professional settings.

Advertising | BS Advertising/MA Mass Communication

Overlapping Credits: 5-12
Qualified students can pursue coursework toward a Master of Arts in Mass Communication (MAMC) with one of our online or on-campus concentrations to fulfill up to 12 credits of professional electives required for their undergraduate degree.
Admission Criteria: Students must meet eligibility criteria and obtain approval from their undergraduate department and the CJC graduate division through an application process. Students must also plan to apply to CJC’s MAMC program before completing their undergraduate degree.
Contact: 352.273.3716 | Email
More Info

Journalism | BS Journalism/MA Mass Communication

Overlapping Credits: 5-12
Qualified students can pursue coursework toward a Master of Arts in Mass Communication (MAMC) with one of our online or on-campus concentrations to fulfill up to 12 credits of professional electives required for their undergraduate degree.
Admission Criteria: Students must meet eligibility criteria and obtain approval from their undergraduate department and the CJC graduate division through an application process. Students must also plan to apply to CJC’s MAMC program before completing their undergraduate degree.
Contact: 352.273.3716 | Email
More Info

Media Production, Management, and Technology | BS Media Production, Management, and Technology/MA Mass Communication

Overlapping Credits: 5-12
Qualified students can pursue coursework toward a Master of Arts in Mass Communication (MAMC) with one of our online or on-campus concentrations to fulfill up to 12 credits of professional electives required for their undergraduate degree.
Admission Criteria: Students must meet eligibility criteria and obtain approval from their undergraduate department and the CJC graduate division through an application process. Students must also plan to apply to CJC’s MAMC program before completing their undergraduate degree.
Contact: 352.273.3716 | Email
More Info

Public Relations | BS Public Relations/MA Mass Communication

Overlapping Credits: 5-12
Qualified students can pursue coursework toward a Master of Arts in Mass Communication (MAMC) with one of our online or on-campus concentrations to fulfill up to 12 credits of professional electives required for their undergraduate degree.
Admission Criteria: Students must meet eligibility criteria and obtain approval from their undergraduate department and the CJC graduate division through an application process. Prior coursework in communications not required. Students must plan to apply to CJC’s MAMC program before completing their undergraduate degree.
Contact: 352.273.3716 | Email
More Info

Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of

Biology | BS and Arts in Medicine | MA

Overlapping Credits: 12
The Bachelor of Science in Biology and Master of Arts in Arts in Medicine combination degree enables pre-health students to begin completing requirements towards a master’s degree in Arts in Medicine while completing their undergraduate BS degree.

More Info

Biology/Biochemistry and Molecular Biology | BS/MS

Overlapping Credits: 12
Students must identify a College of Medicine faculty member who will serve as their graduate faculty advisor. A written agreement must be approved by both the Undergraduate Coordinator in the Department of Biology and the Graduate Coordinator in the College of Medicine. To count toward the MS degree, courses much be graduate level and letter-graded.
Admission Criteria:  3.2 cumulative GPA, 3.3 upper division GPA, completion of all critical-tracking requirements in the Biology B.S. degree, completion of at least three semester hours of mentored research (e.g., through BSC 4910 and BSC 4912) or equivalent research experience, and completion of BCH 4024 (or equivalent).
Contact: 352.392.1521 | Email
More info
 

Biology/Botany | BS/MS

Overlapping Credits: 12
Students must identify a Department of Biology faculty member who will serve as their graduate faculty advisor. A written agreement must be approved by both the Undergraduate Coordinator and Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Biology. To count toward the MS degree, courses much be graduate level and letter-graded.
Admission Criteria:  3.2 cumulative GPA, 3.3 upper division GPA, completion of all critical-tracking requirements in the Biology B.S. degree, and completion of at least three semester hours of mentored research (e.g., through BSC 4910 and BSC 4912) or equivalent research experience.
Contact: 352.392.1521 | Email
More info
 

Biology/Medical Sciences | BS/MS

Overlapping Credits: 12
Students must identify a College of Medicine faculty member who will serve as their graduate faculty advisor. A written agreement must be approved by both the Undergraduate Coordinator in the Department of Biology and the Graduate Coordinator in the College of Medicine. To count toward the MS degree, courses much be graduate level and letter-graded.
Admission Criteria:  3.2 cumulative GPA, 3.3 upper division GPA, completion of all critical-tracking requirements in the Biology B.S. degree, completion of at least three semester hours of mentored research (e.g., through BSC 4910 and BSC 4912) or equivalent research experience, and completion of BCH4024 (or equivalent) for the Genetics Track or Microbiology Track.
Contact: 352.392.1521 | Email
More info
 

Biology/Zoology | BS/MS

Overlapping Credits: 12
Students must identify a Department of Biology faculty member who will serve as their graduate faculty advisor. A written agreement must be approved by both the Undergraduate Coordinator and Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Biology. To count toward the MS degree, courses much be graduate level and letter-graded.
Admission Criteria:  3.2 cumulative GPA, 3.3 upper division GPA, completion of all critical-tracking requirements in the Biology B.S. degree, and completion of at least three semester hours of mentored research (e.g., through BSC 4910 and BSC 4912) or equivalent research experience.
Contact: 352.392.1521 | Email
More info
 

Botany | BS/MS

Thesis or non-thesis
Overlapping Credits: 
12
Students must identify a Department of Biology faculty member who will serve as their graduate faculty advisor. A written agreement must be approved by both the Undergraduate Coordinator and Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Biology. To count toward the MS degree, courses much be graduate level and letter-graded.
Admission Criteria: 300 GRE; 3.2 GPA
Contact: 352.273.0126 | Email
More Info

Chemistry | BS and Arts in Medicine | MA

Overlapping Credits: 12
The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Master of Arts in Arts in Medicine combination degree enables pre-health students to begin completing requirements towards a master’s degree in Arts in Medicine while completing their undergraduate BS degree.
More Info

Computer Science | BS/MS

Thesis or non-thesis
Overlapping Credits:
12
Joint program in the colleges of Engineering and Liberal Arts and Sciences, coordinated by the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering. Students may combine either the B.S. in Computer Science offered through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences or the B.S. in Computer Science offered through the College of Engineering with the M.S. in Computer Science (LS).
Admission Criteria: Junior status; Competitive GRE score; 3.3 GPA; completion of 3 of the 4: CDA 3101, CIS 3503, COP 3530, COT 3100.
Contact: CISE department | 352.392.1090
More Info

Economics | BA/MA

Overlapping Credits: 12
This program complements undergraduate training in economics by providing more robust training with economic analysis and econometric methods. It is intended for students who wish to build strong quantitative reasoning skills and develop technical data analytic tools before pursuing a professional career. The graduate portion of this combined degree program should be viewed as a professional master’s in economics. This is not a Ph.D. preparatory program.
Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE score; 3.25 cumulative GPA; completion of 105 credits, 12 of which must be Economics courses (i.e., ECO, ECP, or ECS prefix) taken at UF. Students are encouraged to complete ECO 4421 or STA 4210 before beginning graduate coursework.
Contact: Email

French | BA/MA

Overlapping Credits: 12
Admission Criteria: Admission Criteria and a timeline for applying can be found on the department’s website.
Contact: Email
More Info

Geography | BA or BS/MA or MS

Overlapping Credits: 12
Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE score; 3.2 GPA
Contact: Email

Geology | BS or BA/MS or MA

Overlapping Credits: 12
Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE score; 3.2 GPA; 24 credits at UF; minimum 20 credits of geology courses with 3.5 GPA
Contact: 352.392.2766 or 352.392.2231 | Email

History | BA/MA

Non-thesis only
Overlapping Credits:
8
Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE score; 3.25 GPA
Contact: 352.273.3387 | Email
More Info

Latin American Studies | BA or BS (various fields) / MALAS

Overlapping Credits: 12
Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE score; 3.5 GPA; at least 12 credits of 3000-4000 level Latin American-content courses with at least 25% Latin American content (including at least one LAS 4935); intermediate proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese or Haitian Creole (as determined by a standardized exam, individual assessment by UF faculty or coursework: i.e., Spanish through SPN 2240, Portuguese through POR 3242 or Haitian Creole through HAI 2200)
Contact: 352.273.4708 | Email
More Info

Linguistics | BA/MA

Overlapping Credits: 12
Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE score; 3.25 GPA
Contact: 352.294.7459 | Email
More Info

Mathematics | BS/MA or MS

Non-thesis only
Overlapping Credits:
12
Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE score; 3.25 GPA
Contact: 352.294.2322 | Email
More Info

Microbiology and Cell Sciences | BS and Arts in Medicine | MA

Overlapping Credits: 12
The Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Cell Sciences and Master of Arts in Arts in Medicine combination degree enables pre-health students to begin completing requirements towards a master’s degree in Arts in Medicine while completing their undergraduate BS degree.
More Info

Philosophy | BA/MA

Overlapping Credits: 12
Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE score; 3.2 cumulative GPA; 3.5 GPA in all philosophy courses
Contact: Email
More Info

Physics | BS or BA/MS

Overlapping Credits: 12
Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE score; 140 verbal GRE; 600 Physics GRE; 3.5 upper-division GPA
Contact: 352.392.8952 | Email
More Info

Political Science | BA/MA

Overlapping Credits: 12
Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE score; 3.7 GPA; completion of 24 credits at UF, 12 of which must be political science courses
Contact: 352.273.2368 | Email
More Info

Portuguese | BA Portuguese/MA Latin American Studies

Thesis or non-thesis
Overlapping Credits:
12
Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE score; 3.2 GPA
Contact: 352.392.2100 | Email
More Info

Psychology | BS and Arts in Medicine | MA

Overlapping Credits: 12
The Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Arts in Arts in Medicine combination degree enables pre-health students to begin completing requirements towards a master’s degree in Arts in Medicine while completing their undergraduate BS degree.
More Info

Russian | BA/MA

Thesis or non-thesis
Overlapping Credits:
12
Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE score; 3.2 GPA
Contact: Email

Sociology | BA/MA

Overlapping Credits: 12
Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE score; 3.2 GPA
Contact: 352.294.7168 | Email
More Info

Statistics | BA or BS/MStat

Non-thesis only
Overlapping Credits:
15
Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE score (minimum 1100); GPA: 3.25 or higher in all coursework (at least 24 hours at UF), and a GPA of 3.5 or higher in 4000-level statistics coursework (at least 12 hours at UF) and a 3.0 in graduate statistics coursework
Contact: 352.273.2972 | Email
More Info

Women's Studies | BA/MA

Overlapping Credits: 12
Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE score; 3.2 GPA; complete WST 3015
Contact: 352.273.0389 | Email

Natural Resources and Environment, School of

Environmental Science and Interdisciplinary Ecology | BS/MS

Thesis or Non-thesis
Overlapping Credits:
15
Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE score; 3.3 GPA
Contact: 352.392.9230 | Email
More Info

Public Health and Health Professions, College of

Biostatistics | Bachelors/MS

Overlapping credits: 12
Qualified students with any undergraduate major can pursue a Master of Science degree in Biostatistics. The Master of Science degree in Biostatistics is designed to facilitate students’ development of a strong theoretical foundation in biostatistics and of a broad-based understanding of biostatistical methods.
Admission Criteria: Junior status; 3.2 UF GPA; Minimum combined (verbal + quantitative) GRE score of 300; Completion of the following 5 prerequisites with a GPA of 3.3 or better: STA 2023, MAC 2311, MAC 2312, MAC 2313, and either MAS 3114 or MAS 4105.
Contact: 352.294.5926 | Email

Public Health | Any Bachelor's Degree/MPH

Overlapping credits: 15
Qualified students with any undergraduate major can pursue a master's degree in public health. Students complete 15 credits of public health core courses as an undergraduate and then complete the remaining 33 credits after admission to graduate school. Students select a concentration in public health management and policy, social and behavioral sciences, epidemiology, biostatistics or environmental health.
Admission Criteria: Competitive GRE score; 3.2 GPA; completion of APK 2105C, BSC 2005 or BSC 2010, PSY 2012, STA 2023, advanced psychology (abnormal or developmental) and any additional prerequisites (depends on concentration).
Contact: 352.273.6377 | Email
More Info

Public Health | BS and Arts in Medicine | MA

Overlapping Credits: 12
The Bachelor of Science in Public Health and Master of Arts in Arts in Medicine combination degree enables pre-health students to begin completing requirements towards a master’s degree in Arts in Medicine while completing their undergraduate BS degree.
More Info

Meet with an academic advisor to determine the most-appropriate combination degree option. Qualified students can pursue the graduate degree outside the undergraduate major or department. Application normally occurs in the junior or senior year. If accepted, students must take the GRE the first semester of their senior year.
More Info

Financial aid is available for the graduate portion of the program. Undergraduate degree costs should be satisfied with existing financial aid such as Bright Futures and Prepaid Tuition. Bright Futures can cover the undergraduate costs of up to 12 hours of graduate courses that apply to the undergraduate degree. Each student is responsible for the difference in tuition between the undergraduate and graduate course rates. If available, the Florida Prepaid Tuition Program can fund the first 120 hours. Graduate courses that apply toward the undergraduate degree are funded at the undergraduate rate, and the student is responsible for the difference.

What is a combination bachelor's and master's degree program?

Combination degrees allow students to double count graduate credits toward their bachelor’s degree at no loss of integrity or quality of either degree. A combination degree program allows students to complete a specific number of graduate-level credits while enrolled as an undergraduate.

Why should I participate in a combination degree program?

The program allows students to take graduate coursework before they make a decision to complete a graduate degree. If the student continues in a graduate program, they'll save at least one full semester of graduate enrollment.

At what point in the undergraduate program should I apply?

Students can apply as early as the second semester of their sophomore year or as late as their senior year depending upon the combination degree program.

At what point do I enroll in graduate courses?

If approved, students can take graduate courses during their junior and senior years as specified by the particular combination degree program.

What is required for approval?

As an undergraduate applying for entry into a combination degree program, students must have a minimum cumulative 3.2 UF GPA (some majors require a higher GPA) and have completed all critical-tracking requirements to enroll in graduate coursework while they are completing their undergraduate degree. After students apply for admission to the Graduate School, however, they must meet the minimum cumulative GPA requirement and GRE/GMAT score the particular master program requires.

What is required so that 12 to 21 hours of graduate coursework (depending on the major) can also count toward my master's degree?

To apply the graduate credit to both degrees, students must be admitted to the Graduate School and receive a grade of B or higher in each course. A graduate coordinator can provide the admission requirements for a particular department.

If I do not continue in graduate school, can the graduate coursework I complete still be used to satisfy my undergraduate degree requirements?

Yes.

What about my financial aid?

Bright Futures and/or the Florida Prepaid Tuition Program will pay the undergraduate tuition rate for the graduate courses students take; each student will have to pay the difference between undergraduate and graduate course costs.

Why would I want to pay additional tuition to enroll in graduate courses?

If a student continues to graduate school, they will save on the tuition costs for the 12 to 21 graduate credits (depending on the major) taken while still classified as an undergraduate. Remember that graduate course costs will be partially paid by the student's undergraduate financial aid.

How do I apply?

Contact an undergraduate advisor and complete the combination degree application. Students will need the approval of the undergraduate coordinator, the graduate coordinator, and the dean’s office of their undergraduate college.

What do I do if I want to create my own combination degree program?

Students should contact the coordinator in the graduate department of the new combination degree program.

Are there other accelerated degree programs available other than combination degrees?

Yes, there are several accelerated degree programs available.
More Info