Linked and Dual Bachelor's - Master's Degree in Journalism

If you're an undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor's Degree at Michigan State University you may apply for the Linked or Dual Master's in Journalism program.

You can complete two degrees in a shorter amount of time while also saving money on tuition and other associated costs. Classes transferred from the undergraduate program to the MA program may begin the semester that the student is accepted into the program. 


Linked 

  • An undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism at Michigan State University. Students may count up to nine credits of their 400-level and above undergraduate courses toward the 31 credits for their Master's degree in Journalism. Students must receive at least a 3.0 in each of the courses they would like to transfer.

Dual

  • An undergraduate student pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in any major besides Journalism, at Michigan State University. Students may count up to nine credits of their 400-level and above undergraduate courses toward the 31 credits for their Master's degree in Journalism. Students must receive at least a 3.0 in each of the courses they would like to transfer.

Applying

  • Students can begin applying once they have reached junior standing (completed a minimum of 86 credits). 
  • Students should apply for the semester in which they want to start sharing credits between their undergraduate and graduate degree. Students have up until the last day of classes to be admitted.
  • Students can still apply and be admitted their last semester in their undergraduate program, but must be admitted before the last day of the semester.

Application Material

  • You can view all required application material here
  • All Linked and Dual applicants are required to have a minimum of 2 letters of recommendation from faculty within their major. 
  • All Linked and Dual applicants will be required to submit a Dual Credit form with their application. This form will be reviewed with your application and if admitted will be signed-off on at the time of admissions. 
  • Please do not worry about submitting your MSU transcript, this will automatically update via the application system after you have paid the application fee of $65. 

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Additional Information for Dual and Linked Students

Admissions

Office of financial aid 


Questions? Please contact:

Nicole Bond bondnic@msu.edu
Academic Program Coordinator