Combined Degree Timeline
Why? The question is ‘Why not?!’
If you intend on obtaining your graduate degree in interior design, the Combined Degree program allows you to:
- Obtain your graduate degree as much as a year earlier
- Reduce the cost of your education since at least 12 credits can apply to both your undergraduate and graduate degree
- Financial aid is available for the graduate portion of the program (and Bright Futures can cover undergraduate costs of up to 12 hours of graduate courses that apply to your undergraduate degree; you would pay the cost difference between the undergraduate and graduate course rates)
See the Combined Degree page for more information: UF Combined Degree Program
To discuss with the Graduate Coordinator to see if you qualify for the Combined Degree Program, please schedule a meeting with our Graduate Coordinator, Dr. Nam-Kyu Park firstname.lastname@example.org.
Freshman and Sophomore years
Your freshman and sophomore years remain the same, regardless if you are entertaining the notion of applying for the Combined Degree in order to shorten the length of time to reach your graduate degree or not. You would continue to PIN UP with your classmates in order to obtain a position in our upper division program.
During your junior year, you can apply to the Combined Degree program. If you plan on obtaining a Master of Interior Design degree, and if approved, this option allows you to start taking graduate level courses during your senior year that will be applicable to both your undergraduate and graduate degrees.
In order to qualify you must:
- Have a minimum cumulative 3.2 GPA
- Have completed all critical-tracking requirements
- Have a competitive GRE score (this can be taken prior to applying, or at the latest, your first semester of your senior year)
You can apply either during your junior or senior year.
You will be required to take the GRE your first semester of your senior year, if you have not yet taken it. During your final semester, you will formally apply to the Graduate School with all other applicants. You will have to graduate with your Bachelor Degree prior to starting graduate school, having maintained a minimum 3.2 GPA.
Upon acceptance to the Graduate School, the graduate school will ‘transfer’ the graduate credits to your graduate record (those that have a B or higher).