Accelerated BA to MA in Languages and Cultures (tracks in French, German, and Spanish)

Turn your love of languages into a career! Pursure your passion through an accelerated program in Languages & Cultures. Earn your B.A. and M.A. in 5 years instead of 6. Apply undergraduate financial aid to grad coursework. Tracks in French, German, and Spanish. Option to pursue Pennsylvania K-12 Teaching Certification. Flexible course schedules. Rolling admissions. Study abroad opportunities at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Apply now for Fall or Spring admission:

B.A. in Languages and Cultures majors are required to take 30 credits of major requirements in their concentration language. Students with junior standing and a 3.0 cumulative GPA (or higher) may apply to the Accelerated Program wherein they can fulfill up to 12 credits of their undergraduate major courses with 500-level graduate courses in their concentration language. 


In the Accelerated Program, up 12 credits in 500-level courses count toward completion of the B.A. program and also go toward the completion of the M.A. degree in Languages and Cultures, with tracks in German, French, and Spanish. (Specifically, up to four 500-level courses taken as an undergraduate student will count towards the six Target-Language Courses required for the M.A. degree in Languages and Cultures.)

Accelerated Program students pay undergraduate tuition for graduate courses and are subsequently accepted into the M.A. program in Languages and Cultures following conferral of the undergraduate degree. Once admitted in the MA program, accelerated students could have just 7 more courses left to complete to their MA curriculum.


  • Languages and Cultures Majors with 3.0 Cumulative GPA are eligible to apply
  • Students may begin Accelerated courses in their Junior year, or as soon as they have completed 60 credits
  • What to submit?
    1. A brief goals statement (1-3 paragraphs)
      • Let us know about your academic, professional, and/or cultural experience and achievements related to your language of study, and tell us about your career goals
    2. Submit an electronic Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's Degree Enrollment Request Form
      • The instructions to submit an electronic Accelerated Bachelor's to Master's Degree Enrollment Request Form can be found on the myWCU training webpage. The electronic form is located in myWCU account under the Academic Records tile.



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