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Accelerated Degree in English and Communication (BA + MS)

Earn Your Advanced Degree Sooner

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The accelerated degree program in English and Communication enables academically qualified students to earn both a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree and a Master of Science (MS) degree — graduating sooner than they would in traditional programs. The ability to communicate effectively is one of the most sought-after skills by prospective employers. Graduates of the accelerated degree enter the workforce one year sooner with the benefits of both a bachelor's degree in English and a master’s degree in Communication, using the year saved to gain full-time experience and earn a salary in the field.


Students may apply after completing a minimum of 90 credits but no more than 120 credits. Students must apply through Graduate Admissions and follow Drexel University's admission application guidelines.

Bachelor of Art in English

The BA in English focuses on three areas:

  • A rich Academic Core grounded in disciplinary expertise that promotes literary exploration, sophisticated textual literacy, excellent writing, and other transferable skills;
  • Applied Learning opportunities using skills in research, interpretation, analysis, and writing to solve real-world problems;
  • Opportunities for Civic Engagement, connecting with community partners to promote social justice and the common good.

Master of Science in Communication

Drexel University’s Master of Science (MS) in Communication degree provides the skills and insider knowledge to manage communication for any organization, preparing you for exciting, active career opportunities in a number of Communication specialties. The MS degree requires 45.0 graduate credits and the program specializes in three areas:

  • Public Communication
  • Technical Communication
  • Science and Health Communication

Learn more


Please email Julia May, PhD, director of master's programs in Communication, at for more information.

Prospective Students

Please email or call us at 215.895.1805 with any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you!