Graduate Bridge and Early Access Programs
Graduate bridge programs are accelerated courses of study that lead to master’s degrees in social work, business and elementary education. These programs permit you to begin working on a master’s degree while you’re still completing undergraduate requirements. If you attend summer sessions, you can complete your graduate work in only one additional year after you receive your bachelor’s degree.
This program is available to qualified senior psychology and/or sociology majors. In your senior year, you can take up to 12 credit hours at the graduate level, which count toward both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree.
Elementary Education Bridge
You can apply for this program during the fall of your junior year. You will complete course work in psychology and education at the undergraduate level. During your fifth year, you’ll complete the requirements for the Master of Arts in Elementary Education and for certification to teach the elementary grades in public schools.
Social Work Bridge
This program is open to qualified senior psychology/sociology double majors. As a senior, you can take up to 12 hours of graduate credit in St. Louis University’s Master of Social Work program.
Early Access: M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling
The Early Access program lets you accelerate your progress toward an M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling. In your senior year, you can take up to 6 credit hours at the graduate level, which count toward both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree.