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Accelerated Bachelor’s-Master’s in Communication

Earn both your B.A. and M.S. degrees in communication in five years.

Program Overview

Our accelerated bachelor’s-master’s (ABM) degree program allows undergraduate students to work toward a bachelor’s and master’s degree at the same time.

​Interested students must complete the NC State Graduate School’s standard application for admission. Also, students who complete the honors program in conjunction with the ABM program must take three 500-level courses to complete the honors program.

ABM Requirements

To earn admission to the ABM program, students must:

  • Complete a minimum of 75 credit hours in the B.A. in communication program. 
    • Note: Transfer students must complete a minimum of two semesters (at least 24 credit hours) as a full-time student at NC State. 
  • Complete core requirements for the B.A. and at least three additional communication courses with a minimum major GPA of 3.5. At least one of those additional courses should be at the 300 or 400 level. 
  • Have a minimum total grade point average of 3.5 at NC State.