University Scholars Program

The University Scholars Program offers particularly gifted and highly motivated students the opportunity of integrating their undergraduate and graduate courses of study in a single continuous program culminating in both a baccalaureate and a master's or doctoral degree. The total number of hours for the combined program may be as many as 12 less than the total required for the bachelor's and the master's or doctoral degrees separately. The requirements for the bachelor's degree are unaffected.

Application to the program should be submitted at the end of the student's junior year. Applicants should have completed at least 90 credit hours of work toward the bachelor's degree, or be eligible for senior standing in the semester they are admitted to the program. The master's program should be in the field of the undergraduate major (there are some exceptions made), and the undergraduate grade point average must be at least a 3.50 in the applicant's major field and 3.20 overall. Applicants to a University Scholars program must submit both a Graduate School application and a University Scholars form with all requested signatures.

University Scholars Program Application form


The following graduate degree programs currently offer University Scholars opportunities through participating undergraduate programs:
Resulting Graduate Degree Participating Undergraduate Program(s)
MAC in Accounting  BS in Accounting 
MS in Agricultural Economics BA in Agricultural Economics from the University of Kentucky or Georgetown College
MA in Anthropology

BA in Anthropology

MA in Art History and Visual Studies BA in Art History
MS in Biomedical Engineering

Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering

BS in Electrical Engineering

MS in Chemical Engineering BS in Chemical Engineering
PhD in Chemical Engineering BS in Chemical Engineering
MS in Civil Engineering BS in Civil Engineeing
MA in Classics BA in Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Cultures - Classics option
MS in Computer Science BSCS in Computer Science
MS in Counselor Education Kentucky State University Graduate
MA in Diplomacy and International Commerce BA in Agricultural Economics
MSEE in Electrical Engineering

BSEE in Electrical Engineering

BSCOE in Computer Engineering

MA in English BA/BS in English
MS in Family Sciences BS in Family Sciences
MA in French BA in Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Cultures - French and Francophone Studies option
MA in German BA/BS in Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Cultures - German Studies option
MA in Hispanic Studies BA in Spanish
MA in History BA in History
MA in Linguistic Theory and Typology BS/BA in Linguistics
MS in Manufacturing Systems Engineering

BS in Electrical Engineering

BS in Mechanical Engineering

MSMSCE in Materials Science and Engineering

BSMAE in Materials Engineering

MA/MS in Mathematics

BA/BS in Mathematics

PhD in Mechanical Engineering

BSME in Mechanical Engineering

MS in Medical Sciences BS in Agricultural Biotechnology
MS in Mining Engineering BS in Mining Engineering
MM in Music Performance BM in Music Performance
MS in Nutrition and Food Systems

BS in Dietetics

BS in Human Nutrition

MA in Philosophy BA/BS in Philosophy
MS in Physics BS in Physics
MPH in Public Health BA in Public Health
MS in Retailing and Tourism Management BS in Nutrition and Food Systems
MSW in Social Work BA in Social Work