5 Years. 2 Degrees. Finish Faster.

Harpur College combined undergraduate and graduate 4+1 degree programs

Highly committed students can complete a bachelor’s and master’s degree in just five years with a Harpur College 4+1 program.

How does the 4+1 degree program 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.

We encourage students interested in the 4+1 programs to begin preparing to apply as early as their freshman year on campus.


Learn more, earn more, spend less

Jump-start your graduate education and gain significant advantages:

  • Save time: Typically, earning a master's degree takes two years. But with Harpur College's 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.
  • Save money: By choosing a 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. Once you earn your bachelor's degree and move into the 5th year as a master's student you are required to take a minimum of 18 credits at the graduate level, charged at the graduate tuition rate.
  • Gain a competitive edge: A master's degree is an excellent professional credential. With a master's you'll gain a competitive edge in the marketplace and increase your earning potential with a higher starting salary.

4+1 degree program options

Harpur College offers many bachelor’s/master’s 4+1 degree options. You can learn more about each of the graduate degrees by clicking on the title of the program:

Harpur College offers 4+1 pathways to Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and Master of Public Administration (MPA) degrees as well. We also offer a Harpur/MBA 4+1 degree.


Download 4+1 degree program fact sheet

In order to provide more details and advisement for students interested in 4+1 programs we have created a 4+1 degree fact sheet to download.

Download 4+1 FACT SHEET