How it Works
The Bachelor’s + Master’s Program (B+M) is an exclusive opportunity for Monmouth University undergraduate students to explore advanced study options, receive help with curricular planning, and apply for early consideration to the Monmouth Graduate Studies program of their choice.
- Offers high-achieving Monmouth undergraduate students with 90 or fewer undergraduate credits a streamlined path to a master’s degree.
- Students must plan to be enrolled in their graduate program of choice in the summer or fall directly after completing their undergraduate degree.
- Students in select Bachelor’s + Master’s programs will be considered for a dedicated Bachelor’s + Master’s Scholarship; certain graduate programs are excluded from eligibility.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to apply for the Bachelor’s + Master’s program?
Here are general minimums for Bachelor’s + Master’s consideration, however, meeting the basic requirements does not guarantee admission into the Bachelor’s + Master’s program or graduate study.* Students will undergo an evaluation process that varies by program in order to determine admission. Admission into the Bachelor’s + Master’s program is competitive.
- Current Monmouth undergraduate students: Must have accumulated 90 or fewer credits and a minimum GPA of 3.0 or better.
- Incoming first-year students: Must have a minimum, cumulative high school GPA of 3.25 along with a minimum academic GPA of 3.25.
- Incoming transfer students: Must have a minimum transfer GPA of 3.25, pending credit evaluation.
*Admission into the Speech-Language Pathology, Physician Assistant and Occupational Therapy Doctorate programs is limited and extremely competitive. Details on the Occupational Therapy Doctorate and Physician Assistant application review processes can be found below.
To continue on to graduate study, all students must meet the required admission criteria for their graduate program of choice.
How do I apply for the Bachelor’s + Master’s program?
- Current Monmouth students will simply submit this application for consideration indicating your program of choice, and upload a statement of interest of 500 words about why you are interested in this particular graduate program.
- Incoming first-year students interested in this program will receive notification of eligibility upon acceptance to the University; no additional application is required.
- Incoming transfer students interested in this program will receive additional guidance on how to apply after they have been granted admission to the University.
I’ve applied – what happens next?
Once we are in receipt of your completed application and it has been reviewed by the Admission Committee, you will receive a preliminary admission decision stating that:
- You have been admitted to the Bachelor’s + Master’s program with the conditions by which you must complete in order to continue on to graduate study, OR
- That the Admission Committee would like to see further evidence of academic success before extending a conditional offer of admission.
- Students applying for the Physician Assistant program may be extended admission into a Pre-PA track with a requirement to interview prior to beginning their senior year for a formal seat in the program. Details on the Physician Assistant application review process can be found below.
Please note: If you are offered conditional admission, you must meet all of the application requirements for your graduate program of choice. Your formal application to graduate study will be reviewed by the admission committee to determine eligibility prior to confirming matriculation into graduate coursework .
What is the application review process for the Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) program for current Monmouth students?
Please note that internal Monmouth and external transfer students may be accepted into the undergraduate direct entry program on a rolling basis. The program has a maximum enrollment level per cohort and must adhere to this maximum for the combined accelerated and post-baccalaureate entry points.
Students wishing to be considered for admission to the direct entry program must submit a Bachelor’s + Master’s Application form which includes a statement of interest. All applications will be reviewed by the department, and students will be interviewed by the Chair or designee. The OTD department will make a decision on admission after the interview process is completed. Students who are admitted to the direct entry program will be advised if—based on course work completed to date—they are able to follow a 3+3 sequence or 4+3 sequence, along with all requirements needed for matriculation into the doctorate program. One year prior to their anticipated date of matriculation into the graduate portion of study, students will submit a Graduate Studies Application for Admission along with all required documentation. Students who are not offered admission into the Bachelor’s + Master’s program may still apply to the OTD program in their senior year.
Incoming first-year students will be evaluated through the admission office upon application to the University.
What is the application review process for the Bachelor’s + Master’s pathway to the Physician Assistant (PA) program?
Please note: this Bachelor’s + Master’s pathway is only open to current Monmouth University students, has a maximum enrollment level per cohort, and admission is extremely competitive.
Once enrolled at Monmouth University, students wishing to be considered for admission to the program must submit a Bachelor’s + Master’s Application form which includes a statement of interest. Applications will be reviewed by the Admission Committee to determine if a student will be extended an interview. Interviews take place each year in January or February. If offered a seat as a B+M student, PA matriculation is contingent upon successfully meeting all progression requirements as noted on the MSPA program website during the year of matriculation, which will include submitting the full CASPA Application along with all supporting documents; the Monmouth University application fee will be waived. Students will be provided additional information about next steps and their anticipated cohort following selection into the program. Students who are not offered B+M admission may still apply to the PA program in their senior year. Questions should be directed to the Graduate Admission Office, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 732-571-3452.
Do Bachelor’s + Master’s students receive scholarships?
Yes, students in most programs* may be eligible for a Bachelor’s + Master’s scholarship.
In order to receive a Bachelor’s + Master’s Scholarship, you must have a 3.0 GPA or better and enroll in your graduate program in the summer or fall immediately following graduation. Students must attend in full-time graduate study in the fall and spring (9 credits each semester). Students receive a one-time award in the total amount of $2,500 ($1,250 per semester), which will be distributed in the first fall and spring semester of graduate study. You must be enrolled as a full-time graduate student (9-credits or more) in any term for which funds are awarded.
*Students in the Speech-Language Pathology, Physician Assistant, Literacy, and Occupational Therapy programs are excluded from receiving the Bachelor’s + Master’s scholarship.
Awards, including graduate assistantships, may be used in combination, however the sum of the institutional aid received cannot exceed the cost of tuition.
How many total credits will I be taking as a Bachelor’s + Master’s student?
All students must complete a minimum of 120 unique undergraduate credits and a minimum 30 unique graduate credits. Some programs require more credits; total credits will vary by your degree programs.
I’m currently in the Five-Year program at Monmouth, is there anything I need to do to join the Bachelor’s + Master’s program?
Five-Year program students are automatically considered part of the Bachelor’s + Master’s program.
When using the exploration tool, what does the Five-Year filter display?
This filter shows over 70 program pathways that may be completed in 1-1.25 years. Graduate coursework during senior year and summers may be required.
Can I change my mind after I am offered admission into the Bachelor’s + Master’s program?
Yes! At any time you may choose to apply for a different graduate program here at Monmouth University or pursue employment after graduation instead.
When do I formally apply for my Graduate Studies program?
For most programs, prior to beginning courses in your senior year, you must submit a full Graduate Studies application, for which the application fee will be waived. You will receive advanced notification of the application process for your program of interest.
When will I begin my graduate courses?
Please refer to the specific program pages for your program of interest on this website for information on when you can expect to begin graduate coursework, as well as course, application, and progression requirements. You will receive personalized guidance from our graduate program directors, who can recommend the courses you should start with. Select (summer-start) programs require you to begin directly after graduation.
My undergraduate program allows me to take graduate courses during my senior year. What are the advantages of doing so?
If you have the ability to take graduate courses during your senior year, it will not only save you time, but also money since you will pay the undergraduate tuition rate for graduate courses taken during your undergraduate semesters. After you receive your undergraduate degree, you will pay the graduate tuition rate for all courses, less any scholarships you have been awarded.
How do I request registration in graduate courses during my senior year?
Prior to your senior year, please submit the Request to Take a Graduate Course E-form on the myMU portal. For questions or additional information, please contact email@example.com.
Will I earn two degrees?
Yes! You will earn a bachelor’s degree after completing your undergraduate program and a master’s degree after completing your graduate program. This means you will need to apply for graduation prior to each degree completion, and may attend both commencement ceremonies to celebrate your success.
Please note: all students must complete 120 unique undergraduate credits to receive a bachelor’s degree and a minimum 30 unique graduate credits to receive a graduate degree.
What if I’m not sure which graduate program would be the best fit for me?
We’re happy to help! You may schedule an appointment to talk with one of our knowledgeable graduate admission counselors.form with up to three programs of interest. Upon submission, the program director(s) will reach out to you to share more information about their program(s). If you prefer, you can also
I’m a senior at Monmouth, how do I apply for graduate study?
You will be sent an application link prior to your senior year. Please contact the Graduate Admission Office at firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions.
Who can I reach out to learn more about this process?
Our graduate admission counselors are on-hand to help! You can reach us by phone at 732-571-3452, or email.