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Bachelor's to Accelerated Master's

Mason's Bachelor's to Accelerated Master's Programputs two degrees within your reach

By staying with Mason for your graduate program, you can use the Bachelor's to Accelerated Master's (BAM) pathways to earn your undergraduate and graduate degrees months faster and for less money than the traditional model.

Accelerate your career

Standout from the crowd and takeyour career to the next level with a graduate degree.Mason graduates are known for being some of the best and brightest, with the in-demand skills that employers need. Once you graduate, you'll have made valuableconnections to a network of more than 80,000 Mason alumni in the Washington, D.C., area alone.

Experiences and opportunities

When you choose a BAM pathway, you’ll be opening yourself up to an even richer world of experiences and opportunities while getting one step closer to capping your Mason journey with both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree.

And with more than 100 different options to choose from, it’s easy to find the perfect fit for both your personal interests and your career goals. Earn a master’s in the same field as your bachelor’s, or choose two completely different fields to match your interests—you decide!

Savetime and money

Once you’ve earned 60 credits at Mason, you’ll be eligible to apply and choose the pathway that is right for you. BAM students can complete up to 18 credits of their Master's degree coursework while still an undergraduate, saving you time and money. Mason will even waive the master’s application fee. And with no GRE scores required, you’ll be that much closer to securing your spot to experience all that Mason has to offer its graduate students.

How BAM works


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1. Choose the master’s degree you are interested in pursuing via BAM

Indicate your interest in the program using the .

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Not sure which program is right for you? Check out the University Catalog, talk to an advisor, and connect with your college or school’s graduate team for help.

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2. Stay on track

Before you can officially apply to BAM you’ll need to earn 60 credits toward your bachelor’s degree. So stay on track and keep taking classes—we’ll be here when you’re ready!

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Connect with an advisor for help selecting classes now that will help you get the most out of BAM in the future.

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3. Apply to BAM

Once you’ve earned 60 credits, you’re ready to apply to BAM! Choose your Master's degree and complete the online application.

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Each program is different, refer to your Self-Service Center or the University Catalog for specific deadlines and application requirements.

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4. Celebrate being on the fast track to your future!

As a new BAM student you’ll be able to take classes that apply to both your bachelor’s and your master’s*. Let’s get to your future, together.

*A maximum of 12 credits may be applied to your graduate degree while you’re still an undergraduate.

BAM pathways by college or school

Will you explore the stars, travel overseas, intern at a startup, or write a symphony? Each BAM pathwayis as unique as you are. Dive deeper and explore the pathwaysavailable at your college or school.

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Make Connections

"[My professor] was very enthusiastic and very supportive... That interaction really gave me confidence."

Jay M.

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A Great Investment

"Overall, pursuing the BAM program would be much more financially efficient and time efficient…”

Lily G.

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Launch your Career

"This program has definitely helped me with my resume, and job opportunities and internships."

Symone J.


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