Accelerated Master's Programs

The Accelerated Master’s Programs in Communication Studies in Organizational and Professional Communication Development offer students the opportunity to begin working on their master’s degree while they complete their bachelor’s degree.

The AMP gives students the chance to earn an advanced, two-year MA degree with only one year of graduate tuition. Students completing the AMP will be better positioned by the rigorous graduate-level curriculum and hands-on learning opportunities to move on to further advanced study or to the job market.  With the mix of applied and theoretical coursework at the graduate level, students will be prepared to enter further study with a wide range of experiences and an expanded portfolio of client-focused products.

Students enrolled in this innovative program can count three graduate courses toward both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Once AMP students complete their bachelor’s degree, they go on to earn the MA degree with just one additional year of coursework.

More Information

Students enrolled in the AMP in Communication Studies have the opportunity to use select graduate courses toward the completion of both their bachelor's degree and master's degree. The following course options are available for AMP students.

COMM 601

COMM 651 or COMM 652

COMM 650 or COMM 653

Ready to Apply?

To apply for either of these AMP options, students must have earned a minimum of 75 credit hours (at least 30 must be earned at Ball State) with an overall GPA of 3.25. Applicants must complete the Graduate School’s application.