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PlusOne (B.A./M.A.) Program

Northeastern offers an English bachelor/Master’s degree program through the PlusOne program, which allows students to accelerate by applying graduate credits taken as an undergraduate toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees. Motivated and academically outstanding students should consider one of our degree programs and earn an integrated degree now.

Learn more about the PlusOne program.


PlusOne Program in English

Students may apply for the program prior to their junior year.  In order to be considered for admission, a student must have completed:

The student must have QPA in the major of at least 3.7 and overall of at least 3.000 for regular PlusOne admission.

A regular PlusOne applicant will be evaluated with the external applicant pool according to the English department’s existing requirements for admission to M.A. study.

A candidate for the combined B.A./M.A. will register for four graduate courses in his or her senior year (normally two per term) and will take an additional six graduate courses (three per term) in the fifth year of study. Because graduate courses award one fewer credit hour per course (i.e., three credit hours instead of four), students must take one additional undergraduate course during the junior year to make up the balance.

B.A./M.A. candidates are required to register for ENGL 5103 Proseminar in the first semester of their senior year; this course may be used to fulfill the “Theories and Methods” requirement in the undergraduate English major.  The remaining three graduate courses taken in the senior year may be used to fulfill other undergraduate major requirements, including the capstone requirement, the Period course requirements, the Comparative requirements, and the English electives requirement, as appropriate; B.A./M.A. candidates will consult the Faculty Advisor for English Majors as well as the Graduate Program Director in arriving at a plan for completing the B.A. requirements through graduate coursework.