The University Scholars Program offers exceptionally gifted and highly motivated students the opportunity to integrate their undergraduate and graduate courses of study into a single continuous program culminating in both a baccalaureate and a master’s or doctoral degree.
Students should apply at the end of their junior year. Applicants must have completed at least 90 credit hours of work toward the bachelor’s degree or be eligible for senior standing in the semester they are admitted to the program. The master’s program should be in the undergraduate major field (there are some exceptions made), and the undergraduate grade point average must be at least 3.50 in the applicant’s major field and 3.20 overall. Applicants to a University Scholars program must submit both a Graduate School application and a University Scholars form with all requested signatures.
University Scholars are classified as undergraduates until they have completed the number of credit hours required for their undergraduate degree. Undergraduate tuition rates will be applied to the graduate-level coursework designated for dual credit. In most cases, the GRE is not required for admission to the University Scholars Program.