University Scholars Program

The University Scholars Program offers particularly gifted and highly motivated students the opportunity of integrating their undergraduate and graduate courses of study in a single continuous program culminating in both a baccalaureate and a master's degree. Click here to learn more about the MA degree in anthropology. The total number of hours for the combined program may be as many as 12 less than the total required for the bachelor's and the master's or doctoral degrees separately. The requirements for the bachelor's degree are unaffected. Application to the program should be submitted at the end of the student's junior year. Applicants should have completed at least 90 credit hours of work toward the bachelor's degree, or be eligible for senior standing in the semester they are admitted to the program. The master's program should be in the field of the undergraduate major (there are some exceptions made), and the undergraduate grade point average must be at least a 3.50 in the applicant's major field and 3.20 overall. Students should submit the University Scholars Program form, GRE scores and an online application to the Graduate School in their junior year.

University Scholars students will be classified as undergraduates until they have completed the credit hours required for their undergraduate degree. Undergraduate tuition rates will be applied to the 12 hours (or less) of graduate level coursework designated for dual credit in this program.

A&S Participants and Deadlines
Anthropology (PDF)
April 1
English (PDF) March 1
Geography (PDF) March 1
Hispanic Studies (PDF) March 1
History (PDF)
March 1
Linguistics (PDF | Website)
April 1
Mathematics (PDF)
March 1
French (PDF | Website)
Classics (PDF | Website)
German (PDF | Website)
April 1
April 1
April 1
Philosophy (PDF) April 1
Physics (PDF) March 15
Statistics (PDF)
March 1

Application Process:

  1. Complete the University Scholars Program Application Form (
  2. Complete online UK Graduate School Application (
  3. Read through ‘Apply for Admission’ webpage from the UK Graduate School (
  4. You can check to see the specific requirements such as letters of recommendation, personal statement requirements, etc. for your program by selecting your degree program at this link: (
  5. If you have questions about the Graduate School application please contact the UK Graduate School at or 859-257-9390 or 859-257-4905.
  6. If you have questions about the University Scholars application please contact the Director of Graduate Studies (DGS) for the program that you are applying for. You can find the DGS contact information at this link: (


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