Michael Lewis,
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POCATELLO, Idaho — Brigham Young University-Idaho and Idaho State University have reached a new agreement that will make it possible for BYU-I students to earn both a bachelor's degree and master's degree in as little as five years.

"This program will promote greater educational and career opportunities for students," said John Ivers, dean of the College of Language and Letters at BYU-I, in a press release. "They will be expediting their education, but not sacrificing the quality of it."

Students must maintain a 3.5 GPA and have 65 undergraduate credits before applying for early admission to Idaho State's graduate program. Currently only two master's degrees are available — historical resources management and political science — but more will be added in future school years.

"We have been working on this for years, and to see it come together is exhilarating," Ivers said.

The master's classes will be offered at ISU's Pocatello campus.

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