Accelerated Degrees

We offer several Accelerated Degree Programs arranged between undergraduate and graduate departments. These programs enable academically qualified students to earn a bachelor's and an advance degree - graduating sooner than they would have completing two distinct programs. Eligible undergraduate students use up to 12 specified graduate credits approved by the College of Liberal Arts to fulfill requirements for their undergraduate degree. Upon graduation from their undergraduate program, students move seamlessly into their graduate program which they complete in most cases, in one additional year. Interested students should meet with their advisor as soon as possible to discuss requirements for eligibility and the application process.

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Programs Admissions Process
B.A in Political Science + M.S. in Public Policy

The Master of Public Policy (MPP) Four Plus One program allows promising students to complete both an undergraduate and MPP degree in five years. Normally, completing each degree separately takes six years. You can apply for the accelerated degree program as a junior or senior.

B.A. in Criminal Justice + M.A. in Criminal Justice

High-achieving undergraduates will be invited by faculty to apply for the Criminal Justice Department +1 BA/MA accelerated program. 

B.A. in Economics + M.A. in Economics

The Economics Department’s 4+1 program allows talented, motivated students to pursue an MA degree during their Junior and Senior years and to complete the degree with just one additional year of study.  This program is ideal for students with strong Econ and Math backgrounds to hone their skills before applying to a top-tier Ph.D. program or applying for jobs requiring advanced economic skills.  You can view the grid for the three-year 4+1 BA/MA.

B.A. in English + M.A. in English

The 4+1 Accelerated BA/MA Degree program is open to Temple English Majors and is designed to allow students to graduate with both a master’s degree and an undergraduate B.A. in English within 5 years of matriculating at Temple University. The program is designed for high achieving English majors who have excelled in the first three years of their undergraduate studies, and who seek out the credential of a master’s degree as an aid in teaching, publishing, or writing positions or in acquiring a competitive edge in applying to Ph.D. programs. Students apply during their junior year.

B.A. in Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies + M.A. in Sociology

The Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies program offers 3 distinct +1 accelerated degrees that incorporate a wide range of areas of study.  The three accelerated program offerings are:

 

B.A. in Psychology + M.S. in Psychological Research

The +1 Master in Psychological Research offers outstanding Temple University psychology majors the opportunity to earn both the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and the Master of Science in Psychological Research in just 5 years. Admission to the program is highly selective. The program provides a research-intensive experience, advanced coursework and professional development to students who intend to pursue doctoral studies in any of the academic psychology disciplines. Students apply to the program in the spring semester of the junior year after completing a minimum of 72 undergraduate credits. Additionally, students must have a faculty sponsor who has agreed to mentor the student’s master’s project research during the four-semester program.

B.A. in Sociology + M.A. in Sociology

This +1 B.A. in Sociology/M.A. in Sociology accelerated program will provide students with the knowledge and skills that would make them competitive in the workforce and help them make a positive contribution in fields that include research, social services and nonprofits. Sociology majors who are in their junior year who are interested in preparing for careers in research, social services, or nonprofit leadership are eligible.

B.S. in Neuroscience: Systems, Behavior and Plasticity + M.S. in Neuroscience: Systems, Behavior and Plasticity

The +1  B.S. in Neuroscience: Systems, Behavior and Plasticity + M.S. in Neuroscience: Systems, Behavior and Plasticity program offers outstanding Temple University neuroscience majors the opportunity to earn both the BS and MS in neuroscience in just 5 years. Admission to the program is highly selective. The program is designed to provide a research-intensive experience, advanced coursework and professional development to students who intend to pursue doctoral studies in any of the academic neuroscience disciplines.

Professional Science Master’s in Geographic Information Systems (PSM in GIS) 4+1

Students should apply for the 4+1 between the second semester of their sophomore year and second semester of their Junior year, for entry in their Junior year or Senior year.