4+1/Accelerated Programs

Accelerated Programs for CCPA: 4+1 Options

The accelerated/4+1 programs within CCPA allow you to take undergraduate coursework for your first three years, then get a headstart on your graduate coursework during your senior year. In your fourth (senior) year, you combine bachelor- and master-level courses into your schedule and graduate with your bachelor’s degree. In your fifth year, you are admitted to the Graduate School and focus solely on the coursework to complete your master’s degree.

Benefits:

  • Save time: Earn master’s degree in one year instead of two.
  • Save money: Pay graduate tuition for only one year.
  • Take advantage of the value: Binghamton offers an Ivy-caliber education at a state university tuition.
  • Strengthen marketability: Graduate degrees hone job-related skills in communications, research methods, data analysis, teamwork and big-picture thinking — skills sought out by employers worldwide.
  • Increase earning potential: Salaries for people holding master’s degrees are on average $10,000 higher than for those with bachelor’s degrees.

What program is right for me?

For: Choose a program Eligible undergraduate majors Contact  
Careers in local government, public policy or community-based nonprofits. Master of Public Administration

Any Harpur BA (excluding fine arts)

BS in Human Development

Brianna King Richetti

 
Work to address issues such as health promotion, disease prevention, population health and public health research practice.

Harpur BA+Master of Public Health (MPH)

Any Harpur BA (excluding fine arts) Regina Alfieri  

Work in higher-education in any number of student-
support areas, including residential life, admissions, enrollment management, advising, financial aid and
multicultural affairs. 

Master of Science in Student Affairs Administration (MS SAA)

Any Harpur BA (excluding fine arts)

BS in Human Development

Brianna King Richetti

 
Teaching careers in public, community, charter or private schools, or work for a nonprofit educational organization, in higher education or government.

BS in Human Development

BA in French, Spanish or Mathematical Sciences, respectively

Regina Alfieri

 
Work setting priorities and making policy for a world with a healthy environment, where people enjoy safe housing, uncontaminated food and accessible public service. Master in Sustainable Communities (MA or MS)

Any Harpur BA (excluding fine arts)

BS or BA in Environmental Studies

Regina Alfieri

 
Work in an array of human rights fields ranging from international advocacy to local community organizing. Master of Human Rights BA in English; Environmental Studies; French; History; Human Development; Italian; Latin American and Caribbean Area Studies; Philosophy, Politics and Law; or Spanish Suzy Lee