Accelerated Master's Degrees

Accelerated master’s degrees offer eligible undergraduate students the opportunity to earn a master’s and a bachelor’s degree in fewer semesters. There are two types of accelerated master’s programs: combined bachelor’s/master’s degrees and 4+1 options.

In a combined degree, a student completes all requirements for both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree while still an undergraduate, and earns both degrees upon graduation.

In a 4+1 option, a student may take graduate courses while an undergraduate. After graduating with the bachelor’s, the student may apply a determined number of graduate credits taken while an undergraduate toward a master’s degree, shortening the time to completion of the master’s by as much as one semester. A student in a 4+1 option may be accepted to the graduate program before finishing the bachelor’s degree.

Programs include:

Biochemistry, MS
Biology, BS/MS
Biotechnology, MS (Biology)
Chemistry, BS/MS
Economics, BA/MA
History, BA/MA
Mathematics, MS
Psychology, BA/MA
Study of the Americas, MA 

New programs are being added. If you are interested in an accelerated master’s degree that is not on this list, please contact the department office or email