Undergraduate majors in the The Program in Art History and the Department of Religion can pursue an accelerated program for the MA in Material Culture and Public Humanities. Once accepted, students may double-count 12 credit hours toward undergraduate and graduate degrees (each credit hour counts toward both degrees at the same time).


Applicants must have

      • junior status and be entering their last 12 months of undergraduate work
      • attained in-major GPAs of at least 3.5 (overall 3.0)
      • completed the formal application to the Graduate School

Students must be accepted into the MA program prior to the beginning of the semester in which they enroll in courses to be counted toward the accelerated program.


    • A maximum of 12 credits of graded coursework may be counted for both undergraduate and graduate work
    • No more than 6 of the double-counted credits may be at the 4000 level; all others must be offered for graduate credit
    • A grade of B or higher must be earned in each course to be double counted
  • Courses must not be taken pass-fail if a graded option is available

Applicable courses include all 4000-level offerings in the Program in Art History and the Department of Religion and Culture.  All other double-counted units must come from the 5000-level Material Culture and Public Humanities courses.

For more information on the Accelerated Master’s Program, please visit this link, or contact the MCPH directors.