Accelerated/4+1 Degree Programs


Complete a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in five years.

How does it work?

You complete most of the coursework for your bachelor's degree in your first three years. In your fourth year, you take both bachelor’s- and master’s-level courses, graduate with your bachelor's degree and formally apply to the Graduate School. In your fifth year, you are admitted to the Graduate School and focus solely on graduate coursework.

Our schools maintain information on their various 4+1 degree programs:


Typically, earning a master's degree takes two years. But with Binghamton University's accelerated/4+1 degree programs, you can earn your master's degree with just one extra year of classes. You'll finish both your bachelor's degree and your master's degree in a total of five years.


Amp up your earning power and take your resume to the next level. On average, a master's degree can earn you $10,000 more annually than a bachelor's degree. In some domains, the salary increase can mean an annual difference of $20,000.*

Plus, adding another level of education puts more jobs and opportunities within your reach.

*Statistics based on information reported by the U.S. Census Bureau.


By choosing an accelerated/4+1 degree program, you'll save a full year of tuition dollars. Plus, you'll pay undergraduate tuition rates for your graduate classes during your fourth (senior) year.

As a bonus, the region's low cost of living makes a graduate education at Binghamton University even more affordable.


Blaze from undergraduate to graduate studies, with the quality education you've come to expect. You'll keep connected with your friends and faculty, and you'll have the advantage of knowing your way around campus and town.

Take the Binghamton experience to the next level.

Apply to an Accelerated/4+1 Degree Program


Don't forget to plan your coursework.

In order to complete your master's degree in just one additional year of study, students enrolled in accelerated/4+1 master's degree programs have a reduced residence requirement, where a minimum of 18 credit hours must be completed at the graduate level. Students are advised to carefully review their plan of study and consult with their graduate program advisor before confirming their course schedule each semester.