Students must apply for this program before they complete their undergraduate studies, typically in their junior or early in their senior year. The deadline to apply is December 15 for seniors and March 15 for juniors.
All admission decisions for graduate programs are made at the program level by faculty. Rising juniors and seniors who are interested in pursuing a Fifth-Year Master’s should contact the Director of Graduate Study of their intended programs. Students must be enrolled as an active undergraduate student at the time of application, but may defer their admission for up to two years with approval of the program.
Seniors must submit their graduation packet and Course Distribution Form to Student Services by May 1. Forms will not be accepted after May 1; there will be no exceptions. Seniors who apply to the Fifth-Year Master's Degree Program will be required to submit this form as a part of their application materials. If the required forms for course distribution have not been submitted by May 1 to Student Services, you will be considered for the master’s program only, not the Fifth-Year Master's Degree Program.