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.


  • 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?

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Have a career in local government, public policy or a community-based nonprofit. Master of Public Administration 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)

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) Brianna King Richetti
Have a teaching career in a public, community, charter or private school. I may also want to work for a nonprofit educational organization, in higher education, or in government.

Tami Mann

Want to help set priorities and make 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) Regina Alfieri
Work in an array of human rights fields ranging from international advocacy to local community organizing. Master of Human Rights Suzy Lee