Plus One Program

Plus One Programs

Why might this be right for you?

There are three main reasons why this option might be right for you. First, professionals who enter the workforce with graduate level experience are often more competitive.

Second, the combined degree might make financial sense. Up to 16 graduate credits will count toward the completion of your undergraduate degree and your graduate degree at no additional cost. This can equal up to half the required credits for your graduate degree.

Third, Plus One students  completion of the NU BA degree is proof of language competency thus exempting them from the language exam required by the Masters program.

Finally, the combined degree program can accelerate your receipt of a graduate degree. In most cases a combined degree student can obtain both their undergraduate and graduate diplomas with only one additional year of study.

Are you eligible to apply?

You are eligible to apply if you are a History major, a first semester junior (minimum of 64 semester hours) with a QPA in History of 3.50 or higher and an overall QPA of at least 3.33. You must have completed HIST 1201/1200 and HIST 2301/2302.

When do I apply?

You should apply in your junior year (minimum 64 semester hours), as this will maximize the number of graduate credits you can earn.

How do I apply?

Your first step should be to make an appointment with your academic advisor or the department’s Coordinator of Graduate Programs to make sure the program is right for you. Once you complete this meeting, you will need to submit a Plus One application found on-line along with a personal statement to the Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities Admissions Office, 180 Renaissance Park. Click here for the PlusOne admissions application.

Which graduate courses can I take?

Because History Department graduate courses are each worth 4 credits, you can complete up to 4 courses while completing your undergraduate degree requirements, for a total of 16 credits. You will be required to enroll in Methodology (HIST 5101) in the first semester of the Plus One program and you can enroll in up to 2 graduate level courses per semester. Once you become a graduate student, you will enroll in graduate courses only.

Who do I contact for more information?

You can either speak with your undergraduate academic advisor or the Coordinator of Graduate Programs who will be able to go over the admissions process and provide you with a curriculum plan to determine if this program is right for