Writing, Rhetoric, and Discourse (MA), Combined Bachelor's + Master's Degree


​The combined Bachelor's + Master's degree programs allow students to complete 12 graduate credit hours while still undergraduates. These 12 graduate credit hours will count toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

​​​DePaul Undergraduate Degree + Writing, Rhetoric and Discourse (MA)

Any DePaul student regardless of major may apply for the Combined DePaul Bachelor’s + MA WRD program. If admitted, undergraduate students will be allowed to take up to three courses in the MA WRD during their senior year as open electives in their undergraduate degree program. Final approval of the MA WRD courses as open electives will continue to reside with the college hosting the specific bachelor’s degree program. Writing and Rhetoric majors who choose the BA + MA option may count their three graduate courses as major or open electives. In addition to the credit earned toward their bachelor’s degree, participants will be allowed to double-count the course credit toward the requirements of the MA WRD degree program. Current DePaul undergraduate students with junior status (at least 88.0 credits) and a cumulative DePaul grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 are eligible to apply to the Combined DePaul Bachelor’s + MA WRD.  

Application Deadlines: 

  • To begin in Autumn Quarter, for Spring Graduation: April 15
  • To begin in Winter Quarter, for Autumn Graduation: November 15
  • To begin in Spring Quarter, for Winter Graduation: February 15