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Subject: Five-year combined BA/MA degrees?
Category: Reference, Education and News > Education
Asked by: yorker-ga
List Price: $100.00
Posted: 06 Sep 2004 09:56 PDT
Expires: 06 Oct 2004 09:56 PDT
Question ID: 397509
I am doing research on five-year, combined Bachelor's and Master's
Degree programs from US universities. While there are obviously quite
a few of these (particularly in the science and engineering areas) I
have been unable to find a straightforward, comprehensive listing of
universities that offer such programs. Looking through the various
print and online college guides, I can do searches on particular
majors, and particular degrees, and even academic programs such as
"3-2 engineering degrees", which give a combined BA/BS in five years.
But I've come up dry on a listing of BA/MA and BS/MS programs. So, what I
need is: a link to a comprehensive online list of American
universities that offer five-year, combined Bachelor's and Master's
degree programs in any area. With any luck, you'll be able to find
such a list for me. If not, give me an idea of what sort of
information IS available, and I might post a follow-up question in
which I'll ask you to go out and compile such a list.

(Note: I had posted this previously with a lower price, but having not
had even a nibble, I'm beginning to think that this is somewhat
tougher than I had figured. So, great Google researchers, who will try
this now for $100?)

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 11 Sep 2004 17:17 PDT
I got some pretty good hits with this search:


Does this help?  Or are you looking for a list of just college names,
or names plus program descriptions?  How many such programs are you
actually looking for?

Any additional information may help to jump-start the process here.


Subject: Re: Five-year combined BA/MA degrees?
Answered By: tox-ga on 02 Oct 2004 21:42 PDT
Hi there,

After an extensive search and speaking to several academic counselors
at different universities, I've reached the conclusion that there
isn't a straightforward, comprehensive listing of universities that
offer 5 year BA/MA BS/MS programs.  However, I've found that through
google search, I am able to find a great many number of these programs
directly from the universities' websites.  If you'd like I can compile
a list of such programs for you.

Below is a list of 25 such universities/programs in the format of:
<University Name> - <brief description>
<Website URL>


Northeastern University - Students may pursue either a BA/MA or a
BS/MA in Public History.

University of California - The Five-Year Bachelor's-Master's Program
in Computer Science and Engineering

DePaul University - The Communication Department offers its majors a
B.A./M.A. combined degree program to be completed in five years.

Wesleyan University - BA/MA Program in Science

University of Illinois - Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Computer Science

University of Missouri-Columbia -  Bachelor's/Master's Program at the
Missouri School of Journalism.

Brandeis University - five-year bachelor?s/master?s program in Journalism

Iona College - five-year bachelor?s/master?s program in Computer Science

University of Massachusetts Boston - five-year BA and MA program is
also available for eligible students interested in applied sociology 

University of Louisville - The Department of Sociology offers a
combined bachelor's/master's degree in sociology 

University of Texas at Arlington - Earn both a Bachelor of Arts or
Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Psychology with
Industrial/Organizational Emphasis in Five Years

George Washington University - Five-Year Bachelor of Arts (Computer
Science)/Master of Science (Computer Science)

Lehigh University - B.A. degrees and the M.S. degrees in chemistry
with a concentration in one of several fields of chemistry 

University of North California - This program is designed for students
in the B.A. or B.S. program in Mathematics at UNCW 

Long Island University - B.S./M.A. in Early Childhood Education/Childhood Education 

University of Nevada - accelerated five-year combined BS/MS degree
program in biotechnology 

University of San Francisco - Combined Five-Year Program for B.A./B.S.
in any major/M.A. in Asia Pacific Studies

Old Dominion University - accelerated BS/MS (Bachelor of
Science/Master of Science) and BS/ME (Bachelor of Science/Master of

University of Colorado - 5-year joint B.A./M.A. in Cognitive Psychology

Milwaukee School of Engineering - various BS/MS programs

Saint John's University - bachelor and masters degrees in theology in
approximately five years 

University of California, Davis - The department of Mechanical and
Aeronautical Engineering offers a combined degree program

University at Buffalo - Bachelor of Science/Arts in Geology (5 Year Degree)

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Five-year Bachelor/Master of
Science in Human Factors and Systems 


I hope this has helped.  If you would like a clarification on any part
of the answer or would like me to compile a larger list, please let me

Best regards,

Request for Answer Clarification by yorker-ga on 07 Oct 2004 23:29 PDT
Tox, thanks for your response. The 25 colleges are fine, but I'm not
sure that I would consider that a world-class answer to a question
seeking a comprehensive list. Would you like to spend some more time
on this for a higher rating? Or should we just close it out as an
'average' answer?

Clarification of Answer by tox-ga on 08 Oct 2004 15:59 PDT
Hi there,

I would definitely be willing to continue working on this until you
are completely satisfied.  For reference, could you tell me how many
more programs you would be looking for?

Best regards,

Request for Answer Clarification by yorker-ga on 15 Oct 2004 20:55 PDT
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Well, by "comprehensive" I
was hoping for a complete, authoritative list from some official
source listing ALL such programs, but since that apparently doesn't
exist, we'll have to improvise. Let's say that for a top drawer answer
I'd like a total of 100 programs, which works out to about a buck a
name, which sounds about right. But if that is too much work, I'll
take what you've already given and rate it 'acceptable'.

Clarification of Answer by tox-ga on 19 Oct 2004 19:03 PDT
Hi there,

Though I have some personal matters to attend for the next week, I
will work on the list right afterwards and post a new list by October

Best regards,

Request for Answer Clarification by yorker-ga on 26 Nov 2004 12:02 PST
Tox, just a reminder that I'm still waiting for the longer list, which
you had indicated would be posted by Halloween. It's now after
Thanksgiving. If I don't hear from you soon, I'll just go ahead and
accept the original answer, thanks.
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