Feb 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Advertising, Accelerated M.A.

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Select SMU undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply to the MA in Advertising while working on their undergraduate degrees. If accepted, this program will allow for a student to earn both a B.A. and M.A. Up to 9 credits of M.A. classes count toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees. Students will be required to complete an additional 27 credits of graduate work to complete the Master’s degree. 

Students must be admitted into the M.A. program to be eligible to take the 6000 level classes.

Admission Requirements

For admission to the accelerated Master’s Program, the student must:

  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate program at SMU;
  • Apply no later than one year prior to the time they would graduate with a B.A. degree;
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher;
  • Have completed 90 hours in an undergraduate program at SMU;
  • Have two letters of recommendation from faculty members at SMU;
  • Be accepted into the M.A. program.

Master’s Degree Requirements

To receive a Master’s degree under the Accelerated Program, the student must:

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the M.A. degree course work (including the graduate course work applied towards the undergraduate degree requirements);
  • Complete a minimum of 27 credit hours of graduate course work at SMU beyond the undergraduate residency requirement to satisfy the graduate residency requirement;
  • Have been awarded an undergraduate degree and fulfilled other requirements for M.A. degree.

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