Combined BA/MA Program


The European Institute offers a combined BA/MA program for qualified Columbia and Barnard undergraduates. Students in the program begin graduate coursework for the MA in Modern European Studies in the senior year as they complete undergraduate degrees in their respective departments. Requirements for the MA portion of the program are the same as those for the regular Modern European Studies MA degree.

Admissions
Students seeking early admission should contact the European Institute during the spring of their junior year or fall of their senior year.

Students apply through the Graduate School’s Admissions Office. Application materials include a statement of purpose, resume, a writing sample, academic transcripts from all undergraduate programs attended, and three letters of recommendation.

For seniors: applicants need to register for graduate courses by January 27, 2017, and apply to the MA Program by March 15, 2017.

For juniors: the deadline to apply to the BA/MA program is April 28, 2017.

Write to moderneurope@columbia.edu for additional information.

Prerequisites

  • Interest in modern Europe, as demonstrated by courses taken beyond the Core Curriculum and/or study abroad
  • Evidence of ability to meet the program’s language requirement by the time of graduation from the MA program (advanced proficiency, demonstrated by exam or passing a 3000-level language course)
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5, overall and in the major; admission will be rescinded if the GPA drops below 3.5 during the senior year

Transfer credit
Combined BA/MA students may count up to three graduate level courses, for a maximum of 12 credits, toward requirements for the MA degree. The courses, which must be at the 4000 level or higher, must be approved by the MA Program Director. The Dean of the student’s undergraduate division must also certify that the courses were taken in excess of the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Financial aid and housing
The European Institute offers financial support to its students, including tuition assistance to qualified students, competitive conference grants and grants to conduct research in Europe, and employment opportunities to select students.

Students will have access to the financial aid and housing facilities of their undergraduate divisions until they complete the bachelor’s degree. There is no guaranteed university housing for master’s student in GSAS programs.

The European Institute offers a combined BA/MA program for qualified Columbia and Barnard undergraduates. Students in the program begin graduate coursework for the MA in Modern European Studies in the senior year as they complete undergraduate degrees in their respective departments. Requirements for the MA portion of the program are the same as those for the regular Modern European Studies MA degree.

Admissions
Students seeking early admission should contact the European Institute during the spring of their junior year or fall of their senior year.

Students apply through the Graduate School’s Admissions Office. Application materials include a statement of purpose, resume, a writing sample, academic transcripts from all undergraduate programs attended, and three letters of recommendation.

For seniors: applicants need to register for graduate courses by January 27, 2017, and apply to the MA Program by March 15, 2017.

For juniors: the deadline to apply to the BA/MA program is April 28, 2017.

Write to moderneurope@columbia.edu for additional information.

Prerequisites

  • Interest in modern Europe, as demonstrated by courses taken beyond the Core Curriculum and/or study abroad
  • Evidence of ability to meet the program’s language requirement by the time of graduation from the MA program (advanced proficiency, demonstrated by exam or passing a 3000-level language course)
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5, overall and in the major; admission will be rescinded if the GPA drops below 3.5 during the senior year

Transfer credit
Combined BA/MA students may count up to three graduate level courses, for a maximum of 12 credits, toward requirements for the MA degree. The courses, which must be at the 4000 level or higher, must be approved by the MA Program Director. The Dean of the student’s undergraduate division must also certify that the courses were taken in excess of the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Financial aid and housing
The European Institute offers financial support to its students, including tuition assistance to qualified students, competitive conference grants and grants to conduct research in Europe, and employment opportunities to select students.

Students will have access to the financial aid and housing facilities of their undergraduate divisions until they complete the bachelor’s degree. There is no guaranteed university housing for master’s student in GSAS programs.

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