Combined Degree:

Online Master of Science in Management

Save time and money, while becoming more competitive in the job market, with a combined bachelor’s/master’s degree.

Only open to current UF undergraduate students, the combined option allows students to begin graduate coursework before earning the bachelor’s degree.


Time Benefits

Combined students can double count graduate credits toward both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees. By taking graduate coursework while still an undergraduate, students can cut down on the credits they will need to take after earning the bachelor’s degree.


Cost Benefits

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: $530.69
  • Florida Bright Futures – Academic Scholars – 100%: -$212.71
  • Balance Due for Graduate Tuition: $317.98
$2544

savings for 12 undergraduate credits (12 X $212) not taken because they were substituted with graduate business courses (based on Fall 2018 tuition).

$2544

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.


Double Counting Courses

How does it work?

The Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s Option means that a student is double-counting graduate coursework. 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 a student cannot double count graduate courses, they can take a maximum of 15 graduate credits that will only count toward the master’s degree. This must be approved by their undergraduate department.

Double-counting credits toward bachelor’s & MSMCredits only counting toward MSMMax # of graduate credits before bachelor’s
12*921
111021
101121
91221
81321
71421
61521
51520
41519
31518
21517
11516
015**15***

*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: Before earning the bachelor’s degree, combined students must earn a grade of “B” or better in graduate courses in order for the credit to transfer to the master’s degree.

All graduate coursework completed before earning the bachelor’s degree will impact the undergraduate GPA, whether or not the courses are double-counting. Students accepted to the program will meet with an advisor to create an academic plan. See examples of academic timelines.