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An integrated undergraduate-graduate (IUG) degree program combines a Penn State baccalaureate degree with a master’s degree as a continuous program of study. Integrated undergraduate-graduate students have the ability to pursue a coherent plan of study through the master’s degree, reduce the total time to completion for the master’s degree, work with the Graduate School faculty, and utilize the Graduate School resources. IUG degree programs are pursued by a small percentage of currently enrolled academically superior Penn State undergraduate students. Interested students may not be admitted to an integrated undergraduate-graduate degree program prior to their third semester of undergraduate study at Penn State (regardless of any accumulated AP credits earned prior to enrollment).
Students interested in learning more about any of the IUG programs below should speak with their undergraduate academic adviser before submitting an application to the Graduate School.
The College of Medicine and the Graduate School at Penn State offer joint integrated medical-graduate programs, designed to provide depth in fundamental medical disciplines and preparation for basic or clinical research. Students interested in one of these programs should speak with their College of Medicine adviser submitting an application to the Graduate School.
The Graduate School collaborates with Penn State Law to offer several joint law-graduate degree programs. Students interested in any of the joint J.D./Graduate degree programs listed below should speak with their Penn State Law adviser submitting an application to the Graduate School.