Take Graduate-Level Courses as an Undergraduate Student
If you're a Peirce College undergraduate student and already know you want to earn a master's degree but don't want to wait to get started, you may not have to. If you’ve excelled in your undergraduate courses, then you may be eligible to take advantage of Peirce's Grad Scholars Program, which lets undergraduate students take graduate courses while they're still an undergrad.
The Grad Scholars Program is open to exceptional undergraduate students who have earned at least 90 credits and maintained a GPA of 3.25 or higher, but you can apply for consideration before completing 90 credits. The program allows undergraduate students to get a head start on grad school by taking two graduate courses while still enrolled in a bachelor's degree program. Students in the Grad Scholars program can take advantage of these great benefits:
- Earn credits that may count toward both your undergraduate and graduate programs
- Save over $400 per course by paying the undergraduate rate instead of the graduate rate
- Have the $100 graduate studies application fee waived
- Become eligible for a one-time $1,000 award for use toward your graduate program tuition
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, master's degree graduates can earn $12,000 per year more than those with only a bachelors degree, and jobs that require a master's degree are expected to grow 18.4 percent by 2022. These rises in demand and compensation mean having a graduate degree is more important than ever before, so why wait to get started on a master's degree program?
Become a grad scholar today and enjoy a seamless transition into one of Peirce's master’s degree programs after graduation.