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Integrated Graduate Credit Program

Earning a graduate degree does not have to be expensive with our Integrated Graduate Credit Program (IGCP).  If you are an academically qualified undergraduate or professional student, you can take up to 15 additional credits of relevant USciences graduate coursework at no extra cost. 

These credits can be applied towards one of the following Masters or PhD program at USciences, lessening the total time and cost to complete the graduate degree:


If you have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or greater, and are currently enrolled in a USciences undergraduate or professional program, you are eligible. 

How to apply

You are encouraged to apply to IGCP towards the end of your second year in order to begin graduate coursework in your third year (U3/P1).  Visit the Office of Graduate Education to discuss the application process and policies of the program.  You will need to complete an application, obtain signatures of approval and letters of recommendation. 

Guidelines and Tips

We want you to get the most out of your educational experience.  Here are some tips to maximizing the IGCP opportunity.

  • Speak with your advisor about how a graduate degree may further your plans and impact your undergraduate or professional program.
  • Explore graduate programs early.
  • Schedule time to meet with graduate program directors and faculty to learn more about the curriculum, program expectations, and how the program can help further your career goals.
  • Try a graduate course prior to applying.



Cassandra Henderson
Director of Graduate Education