The Arts Administration major offers a concurrent credit option for undergraduate students meeting the requirements described in the graduate catalog. Eligible students may enroll in up to 9 credit hours of selected graduate courses from the Master of Nonprofit and Civic Leadership (MNCL) program. Successful completion of these courses will earn both undergraduate credit towards the bachelor’s degree and graduate credit toward the MNCL degree.
Concurrent Credit Courses
Eligible students will work with their advisor and the MNCL program director in their sophomore year (or immediately upon transferring to Drury) to create a plan of study. Students in strong academic standing who are approved for concurrent credit will take the graduate level course in place of the undergraduate course.
These courses (9 hours) can be applied toward a student’s undergraduate degree:
|Graduate Course||Concurrent Credit With|
|MNCL 601 (required 3 hours for MNCL)
Foundations of Nonprofit and Civic Leadership
|MNCL 602 (required 3 hours for MNCL)
Governance and Executive Leadership
|MNCL 666 (required 3 hours for MNCL)
|MNCL 688 (elective MNCL)
Grant Writing for Social Impact
Concurrent credit makes it possible for academically qualified and motivated students to complete graduate level courses that count toward their undergraduate degree while providing a head-start on a master’s degree from Drury’s College of Graduate Studies. With appropriate advising and fulfillment of academic standards, students can complete a bachelor’s (typically four years) and fast-track completion of a master’s degree in one year. This opportunity allows students to save money and time in the pursuit of their educational goals.
Bachelor of Arts, Arts Administration + Master of Nonprofit and Civic Leadership
Undergraduate students pursuing the Arts Administration major are eligible to apply for concurrent credit. Specified graduate coursework (see chart below) will apply to the curriculum requirements for either of these majors.
Minimum academic requirements for early acceptance to a qualifying master’s program are:
Students who think they might be eligible for concurrent credit should speak with their advisor and/or Dr. Charles Taylor during their sophomore year to discuss course planning. Students must apply for the 4+1 master’s program after completing 75 hours of undergraduate coursework.
Students must meet GPA requirements to stay in the program. The ability to enroll in graduate courses for concurrent credit is contingent upon maintaining a 3.5 cumulative GPA in undergraduate courses and a 3.0 in graduate coursework. Any grade lower than a “C” in a graduate course represents failure in the course. A grade of “C” may be counted toward the graduate degree only when off set by sufficient grade points in other courses. If a student earns a C in a graduate course, he/she will be placed on probationary status. A student can be dismissed from the graduate program for failing to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Students failing to remove themselves from scholastic probation within one semester in residence after being placed on scholastic probation may be dismissed.
Tuition for graduate-level courses taken while pursuing a bachelor’s degree will be charged as follows:
Once formally admitted to the graduate program upon completion of the bachelor’s degree, students will pay the graduate tuition rate for their coursework. Students registering for concurrent credit must complete the Permission to Register for Concurrent Credit form. This form (available from the College of Graduate Studies – email@example.com) must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Registrar by the “last day to enroll” as stated in the Academic Calendar for each semester in order to finalize registration.