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Bachelor’s + Master’s Program in English

Fast-track your education to a master’s degree in English while gaining essential career preparation. Taught by experienced faculty who understand the challenges of today’s job market, the five-year combined B.A. + M.A. English program focuses a portion of your studies on gaining the professional experience and tools needed to pursue the career you want. In addition to examining literature, writing, and rhetoric, you will build your resume and write cover letters, prepare scholarly or literary publications, or create conference proposals and presentations with expert guidance from faculty members. This program also prepares students to continue to an M.F.A. or Ph.D. terminal degree program.

Progression Requirements

  • At the completion of your sophomore year at Monmouth University, you must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and a 3.00 GPA in your major.
  • At the completion of your junior year, you must have 96 credits completed and a 3.00 GPA within your major.
  • Before the completion of your senior year, you must submit your online Graduate Studies admission application by the May 1 deadline. You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 and meet the requirements for your intended graduate program.
  • At the completion of your senior year, if you have completed your undergraduate requirements for graduation, you will participate in the University’s Commencement program and receive your bachelor’s degree.
  • You may be required to take up to two graduate courses during your senior year. Your advisor and program director will provide guidance on course requirements. You will then follow the sequence of graduate courses for summer/fall and spring.
  • The $50 Graduate Studies application fee, recommendation letters, and essay requirements will be waived.
  • For more information about Monmouth University’s Five-Year Programs, please contact the Undergraduate Admission Office at 732-571-3456.
  • Students in the Five-Year Program who are currently residing in University-sponsored housing are eligible to participate in the housing selection process to live in University-sponsored housing during their fifth year.