Combined Bachelor's/Master's Degree Programs
The university created combined-degree programs to provide academically talented students an opportunity to complete a bachelor's and a master's degree in a shorter period of time.
The program allows you to double-count graduate courses toward both degrees, thus reducing the time it would normally take to graduate by a semester or more. The combined-degree program reduces the cost of both degrees and enhances your marketability for career advancement.
Combined program opportunities exist in most colleges and more programs are being developed each term. The colleges of accounting, agricultural and life sciences, business administration, dentistry, design, construction and planning, engineering, fine arts, health and human performance, journalism and communications, liberal arts and sciences, and nursing currently offer combined-degree programs.
Each graduate program determines its own qualifications for eligibility, and most include a minimum cumulative GPA requirement and a strong GRE/GMAT score.
Students who meet the combined-degree application requirements can enroll in 12 to 21 credits of approved graduate courses (depending on the major) during their junior and senior years. These credits will satisfy undergraduate degree requirements and, if admitted to graduate school at UF, they also will satisfy graduate degree requirements if the courses are completed with grades of B or better.
How to Apply
Meet with an academic adviser to determine whether your major or your department offers a combined-degree program. Qualified students can pursue the graduate degree outside the undergraduate major or department. Application normally occurs in the junior or senior year. If accepted, you must take the GRE the first semester of your senior year.
Financial aid is available for the graduate portion of the program. Undergraduate degree costs should be satisfied with existing financial aid such as Bright Futures and Prepaid Tuition. Bright Futures can cover the undergraduate costs of up to 12 hours of graduate courses that apply to the undergraduate degree. You are responsible for the difference in tuition between the undergraduate and graduate course rates. Prepaid Tuition can fund the first 120 hours. Graduate courses that apply toward the undergraduate degree are funded at the undergraduate rate, and you are responsible for the difference.
Accelerated Degree Programs
1. College of Dentistry Honors Combined BS/DMD Program
2. Junior Honors Medical Program
3. Master of Agribusiness
4. Master of Public Health
5. Master of Science in Management (for non-business majors)