Graduate School Pathways

Get a head start on graduate school while you're completing your undergraduate degree at JBU.

Graduate School Pathways allows you to get started on your graduate degree while you're working on your undergraduate degree. Whether you're a traditional undergrad student taking classes on the main campus in Siloam Springs, or you're finishing your bachelor's through JBU Online, you may have the opportunity to finish your bachelor's and master's more quickly and at a better value. Depending on your graduate program, you could have both your master's and bachelor's degrees in as little as five years!

Master's degree options:

How does it work? 

While earning your bachelor’s degree at JBU, you can take graduate courses which can count for both graduate and undergraduate hours at the same time. A maximum of 12 graduate hours count as elective credit toward your bachelor’s degree. Some graduate classes can be completed online, and some are offered face-to-face at one of JBU's campuses. Visit the Graduate Catalog for more information. 

Why go the Graduate School Pathways route?

Through the Graduate Pathways Program, up to 12 credit hours will count as credit for both your bachelor's and master's degree, meaning you'll take fewer courses overall. That means you'll spend less time and money earning a master's degree by participating in the Graduate School Pathways Program.

How do I get started?

If you are a current JBU student, fill out the form below and the Graduate School Pathway will be added to your undergraduate program. Make sure to notify your advisor so he or she can assist you with your course plan.

Please note: To be eligible for Graduate School Pathways, you must have junior or senior standing and possess a cumulative undergraduate grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0 or higher. Applicability of specific graduate courses toward undergraduate degree requirements is determined by the respective undergraduate department head. 

If you are not currently a student at JBU, contact your admissions counselor or call us at 479-524-9500.