The five-year BA/MA in English is a program that allows undergraduate English majors at John Carroll University to complete both a BA and an MA in English in five years. The program is designed so that English majors meet all of the requirements for graduation in both degree programs. Students can apply for admission to the MA program in the spring of their junior year, begin taking graduate courses in their senior year, complete their undergraduate major in their senior year, and then complete the MA in their fifth year.

Since one course cannot be counted twice for two degrees, the courses taken for the MA degree may not draw upon courses taken for the BA. Therefore, MA courses taken while a senior undergrad must be in excess of the 128 credits necessary for the BA.

Tuition in the fifth year is the graduate per-credit tuition rate. There is a 25% discount in the fifth year for JCU 5th Year students.

Admission Requirements
Students should apply for conditional admission in the spring of their junior year, pending their final junior-year grades.

  • Details on the application process can be found at this link!