How will tuition be charged?
Tuition for graduate-level courses taken while pursuing a bachelor’s degree will be charged as follows:
Day School: Students enrolled in 12-17 hours while taking graduate level coursework will be charged at the Day School tuition rate. In the event of an overload (more than 17 hours), graduate courses will be charged at the applicable graduate tuition rate. Reference the Tuition and Fees chart for tuition rates.
CCPS: Courses taken at the graduate level are charged the applicable graduate tuition rate. Reference the Tuition and Fees chart for tuition rates.
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 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.
How do I apply?
Students who maintain an overall GPA of 3.5 should talk with their advisor or the M.Ed. program director in their freshman and/or sophomore year to express an interest in the concurrent credit opportunity. The goals of this discussion are to review eligibility requirements and the course rotation for undergraduate and graduate offerings. With early planning, eligible students will be in position to complete up to nine hours of graduate courses that will satisfy both undergraduate and graduate degree requirements.
After completing 60 hours, schedule a conversation (phone or in-person) with Dr. Asikaa Cosgrove, M.Ed. program director, to confirm intent to apply for 4+1 (Concurrent Credit). In this conversation, the director will determine whether to grant approval for the student to apply for early admission to CGS. Upon conclusion of this meeting, the director will send an email to CGS (email@example.com) notifying the office that the student is eligible to apply for early admission. The director will advise the student on graduate coursework. (Approval to apply for early admission does not guarantee admission into CGS.)
After earning 75 credit hours of undergraduate coursework and maintaining a 3.5 GPA, complete the online application for admission to the College of Graduate Studies. The application requires the following:
a. Submit a personal statement that explains your career goals and reasons applying for the 4+1 program.
b. Request two letters of recommendation (details are provided in the online application). One recommendation must be from a Drury faculty member.
c. When completing the online application, be sure to mark the appropriate box for concurrent credit.
Upon completion of the bachelor’s degree, you will fulfill all M.Ed. admission requirements.
After admission into the program, complete the Permission to Register for Concurrent Credit form. Contact the College of Graduate Studies to receive an electronic copy of the form (firstname.lastname@example.org). This form 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.
How do I get more information?
Dr. Asikaa Cosgrove
Dean, School of Education and Child Development
Dr. Natalie Precise
College of Graduate Studies – Associate Provost
Dr. Shannon Cuff