Grad Path

Earn Graduate Credit as an Undergraduate

Grad Path is designed for dedicated SUU students with 90+ credit hours. This program allows students to advance their graduate level learning by earning up to 12 graduate credits (program dependent) while simultaneously completing their undergraduate degree. Grad Path is ideal for those who are looking ahead toward a graduate degree.

Grad Path tuition is assessed at undergraduate tuition rates. By taking SUU graduate courses, the credits earned may apply toward the identified graduate program(s) only. Credits will not count toward an undergraduate degree. The respective graduate program advisor must preemptively approve all such enrollment. Each course may only be attempted once.

Grad Path Requirements

  • Students must complete the Grad Path application and be approved through the Graduate Admission Office before the Graduate Program Advisor can register the student for graduate courses.
  • Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and 90 credits earned, or in progress,  to qualify the Grad Path program. GPA and credits will be verified at the beginning of each semester.
    • Students may enroll in combined maximum of 19 graduate and undergraduate credits per semester.
    • A maximum of 6 graduate credits is allowed per semester.
    • Courses taken as part of one graduate program may not be accepted within another graduate program.
    • Students may only earn a maximum of 12 graduate credits (program dependant) via Grad Path.
  • Students may participate in more than one Grad Path program concurrently. An application will need to be filled out for each program the student is participating in. 
  • All students who meet the requirements are eligible to participate in the Grad Path program.
    • Students must pass each graduate course with a B or better in order to continue in Grad Path.
  • Those who pass Grad Path courses with a 3.0 or better will automatically be admitted into the associated graduate program
    • Graduate program admission for those who do not pass Grad Path with a 3.0 will be based on the graduate program’s admission criteria.

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. Please see SUU's online catalog for the passing grade requirement for your program.

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.

If you are an undergraduate student and taking graduate courses. The graduate courses cannot, by Federal Financial Aid Regulations, count towards your undergraduate Federal Financial Aid Eligibility. This means your Federal Financial Aid may be reduced.

For a review of your situation, visit the Financial Aid office or call (435) 586-7735.

This program is a one-shot opportunity, so take your studies seriously and make your graduate coursework a top priority.

Participating Programs

Program Advisor:Joshua Stavros 

Maximum Credits Allowed: 6

Available Courses

  • AA 6010: Principles of Arts Administration
  • AA 6210: Grant Writing
  • AA 6040: Arts Advocacy and Cultural Policy
  • AA 6110: Legal Issues in the Arts

Program Advisor's: Miranda Gubler or Lauren Barker

Maximum Credits Allowed: Up to 9 Credits

Available Courses

  • ACCT 6620: Accounting Ethics Seminar
  • ACCT 6400: Auditing II
  • ACCT 6260: Taxes for Pass Through Entities
  • ACCT 6450: Forensic Accounting
  • ACCT 6320: Advanced Cost Accounting
  • ACCT 6890: MAcc Internship Course

Program Advisor: Nathan Slaughter

Maximum Credits Allowed: 6 + 3 Study Abroad

Available Courses

  • AT 6590: Applied Pharmacology
  • KIN 6030: Athletic Training/Sports Medicine
  • AT 6550: Special Topics in Athletic Training

Program Advisor's: Miranda Gubler or Lauren Barker

Maximum Credits Allowed: 9

Available Courses

  • BA 6000: Business Foundations
  • MGMT 6100: Managing People and Organizations
  • MGMT 6150: Leadership
  • MGMT 6140: Operations and Supply Chain
  • MKTG 6200: Marketing
  • ACCT 6100: Managerial Accounting
  • FIN 6100: Managerial Finance
  • ECON 6200: Managerial Economics

Program Advisor: Shalini Kesar 

Maximum Credits Allowed: 6

Available Course

  • CSIA 6000: Foundations of Cybersecurity with Information Assurance

Program Advisor: Tammy Lovell

Maximum Credits Allowed: 6

Available Courses

  • EDUC 6610: Educational Policy Analysis and Advocacy
  • EDUC 6630: Democracy and Education
  • EDUC 6640: History of American Schools
  • EDUC 6600: Sociology of Education
  • SPED 6120: Creating and Managing a Learning Environment
  • SPED 6130: Intervention Strategies in ELA for Students with Disabilities
  • SPED 6100: Programming and Management
  • SPED 6110: History and Law 
  • SPED 6145: Assistive Technology, Collaboration, and Post-Secondary Transition
  • SPED 6130: Intervention Strategies in ELA for Students with Disabilities

Program Advisor's: Lorien Colbert or Kassie Dunnell

Maximum Credits Allowed: 6

Available Courses

  • INDS 6000: Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • BA 6000: Business Foundations
  • PADM 6000: Program Overview and Theory of Public Administration
  • HU 6100: Intro to Human Values
  • INDS 6510: Leadership Essentials
  • INDS 6511: Strategic Leadership

Program Advisor: Lorien Colbert or Kassie Dunnell

Maximum Credits Allowed: 6

Available Courses

  • LIS 6300: Reading Engagement and Media Literacy
  • LIS 6500: Leadership, Advocacy, and Professional Responsibility

Program Advisor: Lorien Colbert or Kassie Dunnell

Maximum Credits Allowed: 6

Available Courses

  • MUSC 6103: Intro to Music Graduate Study
  • MUSC 6323: Audio Recording 1 
  • MUSC 6933: Popular Music History/Theory

Program Advisor: Lorien Colbert or Kassie Dunnell

Maximum Credits Allowed: 6

Available Courses

  • COMM 6040: Professional Writing and Presentations
  • COMM 6110: Mediated Communication in Relationships
  • COMM 6140: Pop Culture Messages
  • COMM 6150: Visual Literacy
  • COMM 6160: Communication and Digital Culture
  • COMM 6210: Advertising & Public Relations
  • COMM 6230: Professional Social Media
  • COMM 6250: Sports Communication
  • COMM 6260: Strategic Brand Management

 

Program Advisor: Lorien Colbert or Kassie Dunnell

Maximum Credits Allowed: 6

Available Courses

  • PADM 6000: Program Overview and Theory of Public Administration
  • PADM 6620: Critical Thinking and Ethics in the Public Sector

Contact us to learn more!

Graduate Studies
gradapps@suu.edu
Phone: (435) 865-8665