BA-MA Accelerated Program in English

Earn your bachelor and master of arts degrees in less time at TWU. 

The BA-MA Accelerated Program (BMAP) in English provides exceptional undergraduate students in the English program an avenue toward accelerated completion of a Master’s degree. Students in the BMAP will complete 12 graduate hours during their final 30 hours of undergraduate coursework that will count toward both their BA and MA degrees. A competitive program, the BMAP accepts no more than 10% of the undergraduate population during any given year. The program is open only to majors on the Literature or Writing and Rhetoric tracks.

Students planning to apply for this program should seek advising as soon as possible, preferably during their sophomore year of study. Once admitted to the program, students must meet with the program advisor at least one time each semester prior to registering for courses.  During the semester of graduation from the BA program, students should seek advising from the graduate advisor to plan for the subsequent semesters of only graduate courses.

Degree Details

Admission Requirements

Undergraduate Admission

When you apply to TWU, we will evaluate your academic achievement and preparation, as well as your standardized test scores. Admission to TWU is valid for four terms, unless you have attended another higher education institution.

Check out the links below for specific admissions information:

Questions about the admissions process? Contact the Office of Admissions Processing.

Office of Admissions
Texas Woman’s University
P.O. Box 425649
Denton, TX 76204-5649
oap@twu.edu
940-898-3076 or 1-866-809-6130 ext. 3076

Admission to the Accelerated B.A./M.A. in English (Literature)

Program Contact

Dr. Ashley Bender
940-898-2334
abender@twu.edu 

Application Deadlines

Fall: June 1st
Spring: October 1st
**No summer admissions**

Admission Requirements

To apply to the program, students must

  • be enrolled as an English major in the Literature or Writing and Rhetoric tracks at TWU. The program is not currently open to students in the Teacher Certification track.
  • have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5.
  • have successfully completed a minimum of 72 but no more than 90 semester credit hours of coursework toward the B.A.
  • have a minimum of 12 hours remaining in English courses toward the major.

How to Apply

Students interested in applying to the accelerated program in English (known as BMAP) are encouraged to contact the B.A. Program Coordinator prior to applying. Writing samples and statements of purpose are of particular importance in the application process.

  • Complete the BMAP online application.
  • Applicants must submit the following materials in a single email to the BA Program Coordinator, Dr. Ashley Bender, abender@twu.edu. Submit as PDFs; include the student’s name and "BMAP Documents" in the subject line.
    • a statement of purpose
    • an academic writing sample of 10-15 pages (double spaced). Writing samples should demonstrate the ability to make well-researched arguments with effective proofs; to use clear, articulate prose; and to employ a standard style such as MLA or APA to document sources.
  • Three academic references should submit letters of recommendation as PDFs on institutional or organizational letterhead directly to the B.A. Program Coordinator, Dr. Ashley Bender, abender@twu.edu. Recommenders should include the applicant's name and “BMAP in English” in the subject line.
  • Once admitted by the department, apply to the Graduate School.  Students cannot enroll in graduate-level coursework until accepted by the Graduate School.
  • Students interested in a graduate assistantship should also submit an application to the ESFL Chair in the semester they complete the bachelor's degree.

Admission to the Accelerated B.A./​M.A. in English (Writing & Rhetoric)

Program Contact

Dr. Ashley Bender
940-898-2334
abender@twu.edu 

Application Deadlines

Fall: June 1st
Spring: October 1st
**No summer admissions**

Admission Requirements

To apply to the program, students must

  • be enrolled as an English major in the Literature or Writing and Rhetoric tracks at TWU. The program is not currently open to students in the Teacher Certification track.
  • have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5.
  • have completed a minimum of 72 but no more than 90 semester credit hours (SCH) of coursework toward the B.A.
  • have a minimum of 12 SCH remaining in English courses toward the major.

How to Apply

Students interested in applying to the accelerated program in English (known as BMAP) are encouraged to contact the B.A. Program Coordinator prior to applying. Writing samples and statements of purpose are of particular importance in the application process.

  • Complete the BMAP online application.
  • Applicants must submit the following materials in a single email to the BA Program Coordinator, Dr. Ashley Bender, abender@twu.edu. Submit as PDFs; include the student’s name and "BMAP Documents" in the subject line.
    • a statement of purpose
    • an academic writing sample of 10-15 pages (double spaced). Writing samples should demonstrate the ability to make well-researched arguments with effective proofs; to use clear, articulate prose; and to employ a standard style such as MLA or APA to document sources.
  • Three academic references should submit letters of recommendation as PDFs on institutional or organizational letterhead directly to the B.A. Program Coordinator, Dr. Ashley Bender, abender@twu.edu. Recommenders should include the applicant's name and “BMAP in English” in the subject line.
  • Once admitted by the department, apply to the Graduate School.  Students cannot enroll in graduate-level coursework until accepted by the Graduate School.
  • Students interested in a graduate assistantship should also submit an application to the ESFL Chair in the semester they complete the bachelor's degree.

Contact

Dr. Ashley Bender

940-898-2334
abender@twu.edu 

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