Graduate Studies

Earn Graduate Credit as an Undergraduate

The Graduate Bridge program is designed for dedicated SUU undergraduate students, junior and above, to advance themselves by earning graduate credits. This is an ideal path for those who are looking ahead toward a graduate degree.

Tuition is assessed at undergraduate tuition cost.

Graduate Bridge Requirements

You must have at least 60 credits and a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA to be approved to the program and must maintain the minimum GPA criteria in order to participate each semester.

GPA exclusion applies to the MIS program with director approval to take MIS courses only (cannot take other program courses if cumulative GPA is below 3.0).

Because your success is of paramount importance to us, we want to be sure that you understand the expectations for graduate school as you begin this journey. Graduate classes are more rigorous than what you may have experienced as an undergrad; there will be much more reading, writing, and yes, even research. The passing grade for credit toward graduate programs is a B-.

We view our graduate students as participants in producing knowledge, not merely consumers of information. Graduate students are expected to engage fully in class discussions, attend classes, and/or actively contribute to online forums. We also expect our graduate students to be resourceful, self-motivated, and deadline-oriented.

  1. To register for graduate courses each semester, you must make an appointment with the graduate advisor.
  2. Registration dates apply to both your undergraduate and graduate courses and the credits allowed can be spread across multiple semesters including summer.
  3. You must maintain a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA in order to participate in the Bridge Program.
  4. A maximum of 6 graduate credits is allowed per semester.
  5. A total maximum of 18 credits is allowed per semester while participating in Bridge courses.
  6. A maximum of 12 graduate credits is applicable toward a bachelor’s degree.
  7. Courses will not be cross-posted within the graduate program you apply to.

SUU undergraduate students may request to earn up to 12 graduate credits (depending on the program, see chart) that may be applied toward a graduate degree.

To take advantage of your hard-earned graduate credits, be sure to submit an SUU graduate application and supporting documents at Please note: Participation in Bridge does not mean that you are automatically admitted into a graduate program. You must meet the standards and qualifications for the program you have applied to.

When applying for graduation, you must email requesting the graduate bridge credits earned be counted toward your undergraduate degree. Put “Petition for Credit” in the subject line.

This program is a one-shot opportunity, so take your studies seriously and make your graduate coursework a top priority. The maximum credit hours, listed below, vary for each program. You may access a full list of approved Bridge Program courses here.   

Participating Programs

Program Advisor Credits Allowed
Arts Administration (MA-AA)  9
Business Analytics* Prerequisite Requirement: ECON 2500, MATH 1100, or MATH 1210  6
Cyber Security and Information Assurance  6
Education** Apply by April 15 (Summer), July 15 (Fall), November 15 (Spring)  12
Interdisciplinary Studies  9
Library Media*** 7
Music Technology  9
Professional Communication****  12
Public Administration  12

**Masters of Education credits can be earned in Special Education or English as a second language. 

***Library Media Bridge Credits can also apply to the Master of Education and Master of Interdisciplinary Studies.

****Please read the Professional Communication Master's Requirements

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Graduate Studies
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