The Master of Science in Health and Strategic Communication program and the B.A. programs in the School of Communication offer an accelerated program option for undergraduates that enables students to begin taking M.S. coursework in their senior year and receive a master of science degree within one year of finishing their undergraduate studies (4 years B.A. + 1 year M.S.).
The accelerated program option is open to Communication Studies and Strategic and Corporate Communication majors as long as they have satisfied the prerequisites for the program and meet the admissions requirements. Accelerated program students are eligible for graduate research assistantship awards and, once their undergraduate degree is conferred, can apply for graduate teaching assistantships. Both types of awards defray the cost of the M.S. in Health and Strategic Communication program.
Chapman students can apply to the M.S. program during their junior year. Students will receive conditional admission to the program, pending completion of their B.A. degree. If accepted to the M.S. program, students can take up to 12 graduate credits during their senior year as an undergraduate student that can be used to satisfy both the undergraduate graduation requirements and count toward the M.S. in Health and Strategic Communication degree.
For more information regarding the Accelerated Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies or Strategic and Corporate Communication/Master of Science in Health and Strategic Communication see the Graduate catalog.