The Minerva Schools at Keck Graduate Institute is now offering a 30-credit master’s in applied arts and sciences. The school offers an alternative university education program, which takes students from its base in San Francisco, California, to London, Seoul, Bangalore, and other locations. The program allows students in the undergraduate program to pursue a BA or BS concurrently with a master’s degree, or to extend their studies for one or two semesters.
“Minerva is able to offer an integrated master’s program in part because our undergraduate curriculum does not offer introductory courses,” says Stephen Kosslyn, dean of the Minerva Schools. “All of our courses for the BA/BS are offered at the upper-division or graduate level in terms of content, rigor, and standards of performance. Minerva students can accelerate quickly into our master’s program if they choose to do so.”
Tuition for the master’s in applied arts and sciences is US$15,000 over the undergraduate tuition of $10,000 per year. Students in Minerva’s Class of 2019 will be able to apply for the master’s program during the 2017–2018 academic year.