During their senior year, students complete 12 graduate credit hours of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies coursework, including FMS 402, MPS 616, and MPH 553; these credit hours will apply to both the undergraduate and graduate degrees. Students are not permitted to take more than three graduate courses in their senior year.
Students with junior status who have earned a 3.50 cumulative GPA or higher are eligible to apply to the program. Applicants must submit the following to the Graduate Admission office by May 1 (priority deadline):
- BA+MA Combined Degree Program Application
- Official undergraduate transcript
- Statement of Purpose (750 words) explaining why the student is seeking admission into the program
- A writing sample or project that demonstrates the applicant’s knowledge of refugee issues
- Two letters of recommendation
Students admitted to the program must earn a B or better in each of the three graduate courses they take as a senior. If a student fails to meet the GPA requirement, they will not be allowed to continue as a graduate student in the program.