Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree open only to current University of Florida undergraduate non-business students.
Students admitted to the combined option can begin graduate coursework while still an undergraduate, with the approval of their undergraduate department. Students can apply up to 12 credits of graduate coursework to both their undergraduate and graduate degrees, saving time and tuition money.
Leaving the University of Florida with an undergraduate degree already makes students stand out when searching for a job. Having a master’s degree in management gives you value-added diversity and opens job opportunities that were not there before.
Save time and money, while becoming more competitive in the job market, with a combined bachelor’s/master’s degree.
Most undergraduate scholarships will cover a portion of your graduate tuition while you are still an undergraduate. Students must compensate for the difference between the undergraduate and graduate tuition rates.
Example of savings per credit hour for student who double counted 12 credits and received Florida Bright Future’s (Florida Academic Scholar rate) Scholarship:
- Graduate Tuition: $530
- Florida Bright Futures – Academic Scholars – 100%: -$212
- Balance Due for Graduate Tuition: $317
savings for 12 undergraduate credits (12 X $212) not taken because they were substituted with graduate business courses (tuition rates are subject to change).
savings by applying Florida Bright Future’s to 12 graduate credits (12 X $212).
Note: For illustration purposes only. FL Bright Futures scholarship rates vary by level.
As a combined student, you could potentially earn your master’s degree in the semester following after earning your bachelor’s. If students complete the maximum of 21 credits while they are undergraduate students, they would only need to complete 11 additional credits to earn their M.S. degree!
Double Counting Courses
How does it work?
The Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s Option by definition means that a student is “double-counting” graduate coursework and the graduate courses are “substituting” for undergraduate coursework/credits. With their undergraduate major department’s approval, students wishing to double count courses to both their Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees may use graduate courses to substitute for undergraduate requirements such as:
- Major course elective
- Major course substitution
- Elective course outside of major
- Credits toward 120 credit minimum
- 3000+ above elective
- Minor course elective
If there is no availability for graduate coursework to substitute for undergraduate courses, the student is still eligible to take a maximum of 15 credits of graduate coursework:
- The 15 graduate credits will count only toward the master’s degree
- With undergraduate major department approval
- Earn a grade of “B” or better in order to transfer the credits
|Double-counting credits toward bachelor’s & MSM||Credits only counting toward MSM||Max # of graduate credits before bachelor’s|
*Max number of credits allowed to double-count.
**Max number of credits allowed if not double-counting.
***Not classified as a combined degree because credits are not double-counting. Graduate courses will only count toward MSM.
Note: All graduate coursework grades will count toward the undergraduate GPA whether the courses are double-counting or not.
Each student accepted to the program will sit down with an advisor to develop a timeline of their courses based on the Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s Planning Form. Here are some example timelines: