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The combined Bachelors-Masters provides a pathway for eligible, highly qualified Miami undergraduate students to concurrently pursue a Baccalaureate and a Master's degree. Also referred to as a 4+1, students who combine their undergraduate and graduate program interests may graduate in five years by combining their programs of study. If pursued separately, these degrees may take 6 years to complete.
The Learning Sciences and Human Development combined master’s degree program offers a customizable course of study in areas related to Family Science, Psychology and Educational Psychology. Students in the program may be able to double-count 9 hours of graduate coursework toward their undergraduate degree. They may count the graduate courses toward their major, minor, electives, and university requirements.
Graduates may be well equipped for careers and continued education such as:
Our combined program is available to any Miami undergraduate student regardless of major or minor program of study. The main requirement for academic performance includes having reached junior ranking and earned a cumulative 3.0 GPA. The specific pathways outlined below provide for all of the benefits of the 4+1.
Students enrolled in majors or minors not included in the established pathways may be limited with regard to double-counting the graduate credits earned toward their undergraduate credit requirements. One's major and available electives will determine how many hours may be available to double count. Your academic advisor will be able to assist in making the determination.
The five-year, combined degree program assembles course work from the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (B.A.) with the terminal Masters of Education in Learning Sciences and Human Development (M.Ed.). This program allows for the completion of both programs, what would typically take about six years of study, into five or fewer years.
The five-year, combined degree program assembles course work from the Family Relationships or Child Studies and Youth Development minors with the terminal Masters of Education in Learning Sciences and Human Development (M.Ed.). This program allows for the completion of both programs, what would typically take about six years of study, into five or fewer years.
Again, any major or minor may be combined with the terminal Masters of Education in Learning Sciences and Human Development (M.Ed.). Students may combine available undergraduate coursework where available. This open pathway program allows for the completion of both degree programs within five years.
Students should apply for full admission by the end of the first semester-junior year. Students in their senior year may also apply. Students may officially apply for full admission upon earning junior or senior ranking and having a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater.
Students apply via Miami University’s Graduate School application. All application materials will be uploaded via the Graduate School's application portal.
Notification of acceptance is usually within two weeks of receiving a completed application.
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