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Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's (4+1) Degree Program
Available only to undergraduate students in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and the School of Social Transformation
The Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s (4+1) Degree Program allows undergraduate students in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and the School of Social Transformation to start master’s level course work toward their Master of Science and Technology Policy日本一本道a不卡免费 degree as an undergraduate student, and complete both degrees in five years. They will be able to share 12 hours across both programs. This means that 4+1 students will be able to complete the bachelor's/master’s program with 138 hours as opposed to 150 hours.
In this program, students will earn a bachelor’s degree in one of the programs listed below and a Master of Science and Technology Policy (MSTP).
Undergraduate students enrolled in the one of the six undergraduate programs listed above may apply for admission to the Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s (4+1) Degree Program.
What are the benefits of the 4+1 program?
日本一本道a不卡免费Students with a master’s degree have a competitive edge in the marketplace and increase their earning potential. Students enrolled in the 4+1 program will also save time because they will be able to earn a master’s degree in just one year, saving on tuition. Finally, students will be able to gain foundation skills and real-world experience in science and technology policy through the core courses, applied project and internship.
Students must meet all admission criteria established by the academic unit and Graduate Education, except the completion of the baccalaureate degree. Only admission for fall semesters will be considered due to the sequential nature of the required core courses for the master’s program, which are offered as HSD 501 in fall and HSD 502 in spring. The Program Chair for the Master of Science and Technology Policy and the undergraduate faculty director in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society/School of Social Transformation jointly review students for admission to the accelerated program, based on the recommendations of the MSTP admissions committee.
Students interested in applying should consult the Information Sheet specific to their undergraduate major, and submit an Accelerated Program Pre-Application form. (Download the form into Adobe Acrobat Reader to enable the form function.) Please indicate clearly which accelerated program you are applying for:
When the Pre-Application is approved, the student is required to complete an on-line Graduate Admissions Application for the Master of Science and Technology Policy found on Graduate Education website. Please answer the question on the application indicating that you are applying for the accelerated 4+1 program and specify your undergraduate program. The student must apply to Graduate Education and pay the application fee for the term and year they plan to start sharing credit hours between the two programs.
The following supporting documents must be submitted with the online Graduate Education application for the Master of Science and Technology Policy:
Once the Graduate Education application has been submitted and the application fee paid, the Program Coordinator of the Master of Science and Technology Policy notifies Graduate Enrollment Services that the student is an accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s applicant. Graduate Education processes the application normally and once the file is complete, it will be released to the academic unit for a recommendation. The application then goes through the MSTP admissions review. A personal interview with the Admissions Committee, a member of the Admissions Committee, or the Program Director may be required if additional information is needed to determine eligibility for admissions to the program. If admitted into the master’s program, the student’s graduate record is put on hold until after undergraduate graduation and the student’s graduate application file is flagged as a Bachelor’s/Master’s file.
Satisfactory academic progress requirements to remain in the 4+1 Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree Program are outlined below. Students must complete all requirements for the Bachelor’s degree in their major and the requirements for the Master of Science and Technology Policy.
Once admitted to the 4+1 Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree Program, continued enrollment is contingent on, but not limited to, the student completing their Undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 3.2 within one year of being admitted to the 4+1 (Accelerated) degree program.
After completion of the bachelor’s degree, the student is admitted into the master’s program. All 4+1 students at the master’s level are expected to make systematic progress towards completion of their degree. This progress includes meeting the conditions listed below and achieving the benchmarks and requirements set by the individual degree program. If a student fails to meet the requirements and/or benchmarks of their degree program, the student may be withdrawn from their program based on recommendations submitted by the academic unit to the Graduate College.
To be considered as making satisfactory progress toward the master’s degree objective, a student must:
日本一本道a不卡免费(Those students who have not yet filed a program of study must maintain a combined GPA of 3.0 or higher for all courses taken since entering the current degree program and all courses numbered 500 and above completed since the last degree.)
日本一本道a不卡免费If you have questions or would like more information on the 4+1 degree program and/or the application process, please contact:
Dr. Jameson Wetmore
School for the Future of Innovation in Society
School for the Future of Innovation in Society
日本一本道a不卡免费School for the Future of Innovation in Society