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Brockport / History / 4+1 Combined Program

4 + 1 Combined Program - Bachelor of Science/Arts in History and Masters in History

The combined degree allows students to complete their BS/BA and MA in just five years.

Students can also save money by paying undergraduate tuition rates for graduate credits.


The first three years of the program students take undergraduate courses, then in the fourth year students may take four graduate courses, with a fifth year (including the summer) used for the remaining MA graduate courses. Students will have a fallback position, which is to complete a BS/BA with a minimum of 120 credits as required for a normal BS/BA at Brockport, should they decide to change course before completing the master's program.


Students may apply:

  1. when they reach minimum 54 and maximum 99 credits (second semester sophomore to first semester junior year).
  2. if they have a 3.0 GPA cumulative, 3.25 in history.
  3. if they have taken 390 and at least one 400 level course.


Application process:

  1. application form from graduate office
  2. 2 letters of recommendation from faculty at Brockport in the history department.
  3. letter of intent
  4. writing sample


Once in the program students:

    1. must maintain a 3.0 GPA to stay in (both graduate and undergraduate courses). Students admitted who fail to meet this academic standard will have the fallback position to complete the normal BA/BS program.
    2. may start taking graduate classes when they reach 90 credits
    3. may take up to 12 credits in graduate courses but no more than two courses a semester.
    4. will be able to replace undergraduate history 400 level requirements with 500 level courses.
    5. must take at least two 500 level courses before enrolling in 600 level courses.  The graduate advisor will then advise them on which 600 level courses to take.
    6. will be advised on their graduate courses and have a course of study with the graduate advisor – as well as continue their work with their undergraduate advisor.
    7. will pay undergraduate credits until they have completed their BA/BS.


If you are interested, contact Dr Morag Martin,, 395-5690

Last Updated 10/29/12


Our sincere congratulations to Matty Lynn Kuhar who won the 2016 School of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Undergraduate Award!

Dr. Alison Parker has been invited to be this year's Harriet Jacobs Lecturer at Purdue University. Her talk is entitled Mary Church Terrell, Black Women, and the Rise of the Democratic Party. 

Dr. Nishiyama has been invited to give a talk (title "Kamikaze Technology and Culture for War: Japan and the USA, 1941-2001") at the RIT.

Dr. Alison Parker facilitated significant donation of historical papers to Oberlin College and participates in its celebratory symposium on the life of racial justice advocate Mary Church Terrell (1863-1954).

Congratulations to Dr. Jose R. Torre on winning the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching!


History Forum will host Region 11&12 Meeting of the Association of Public Historians of New York State, on 4/30 (Saturday, from 9am to about 4pm) at McCue Auditorium (LAB104).

History Department Graduation Ceremony will be held in New York Room, Cooper Hall, at 10:30 am, May 14 (Saturday).