BS/MS Programs

Earn your bachelor’s and master’s degrees seamlessly with one of our 4+1 programs

The combined Bachelor of Science and Master of Science programs provide a full-life-cycle educational pathway for students. Our programs provide you with an educational experience that offers both quality and value and a path to completing your undergraduate and graduate degrees. These programs deliver a cost and time efficient means to increase your career potential. In today’s marketplace, employers are seeking job candidates that have the breadth of a strong undergraduate education as well as deep knowledge and technical skills students gain from specialized master degree programs.

Benefits

A combined BS/MS program:

  • Provides definitive and efficient pathway to a graduate degree, required for entry level positions in many fields today,
  • Removes traditional barriers to entry into graduate level study, such as standardized tests, application costs, and admissions decision angst,
  • Encourages students to stay on track in their academic progress through a formalized structure, and
  • Allows international students to get an educational visa authorization for five years, instead of four, and provides an opportunity to capitalize on the STEM designation of our MSF and MSMIS programs, extending Optional Practical Training (OPT) time in the United States, increasing the opportunity to legally work for U.S. employers.

Admission

Entering college freshmen are admitted directly to the 4 + 1 programs. Simply indicate this on your orientation data form or let your School of Management academic advisor that you want to be enrolled in one of the three 4+1 programs and then stay on track to seamlessly complete both degrees.

Why should you apply to a 4+1 program as an entering freshman?

  • Guaranteed admission to the MS program with overall undergraduate GPA of 3.25* 
    *BS/MS Accounting students must also achieve a minimum junior-senior year ACC GPA of 3.0 to continue to the graduate courses.
  • Save time and money—graduate application fee waiver
  • Waiver of graduate admission tests
  • Keep yourself on track to timely graduation

Internal and external transfers may request individual reviews in their junior year for these three programs.