Bard 3+2 Program
(for students enrolled prior to 2017 only)
Bard College undergraduates may proceed directly from three years of undergraduate study at Bard to one of the two-year master’s degree programs outlined here. Interested Bard students should apply in their junior year. Completion of Bard distribution requirements, successful moderation into a program of study, approval from their undergraduate advisor, and a formal petition to the dean of studies is required to qualify. Interested students should inquire as soon as possible to ensure they meet all requirements.
Accepted students spend two years at Bard completing the master's degree. The Master's Project, usually in the form of a thesis, serves as the the students' senior projects, with an undergraduate advisor serving as the second reader. Graduates of the program receive a B.A. and an M.S. from Bard in five years.