The BA/MA 3+2 program offers Bard undergraduates a streamlined path to a Master of Arts in Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture. Open to undergraduates majoring in history, art history, and anthropology, this program pursues an integrated course of study and graduate training that allows Bard students to obtain their liberal arts BA and the Bard Graduate Center MA in five years.

Interested Bard students should first talk to their academic advisor about the timeline. All applicants must have moderated into history, art history, or anthropology, have met distribution requirements (including foreign language study), and have approval from their advisor. In their third year, they then apply to BGC during the normal admissions cycle. Students enroll full-time in Bard Graduate Center’s two-year MA program in Manhattan starting in their fourth year.

For more information and for other application requirements and guidelines, please contact admissions@bgc.bard.edu.