4+1/Accelerated programs

Our 4+1/Accelerated Programs allow you to take undergraduate classes for your first three years. In your fourth 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 your 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 your 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 your earning potential: Salaries for people holding master’s degrees are on average $10,000 higher than for those with bachelor’s degrees.

TLEL 4+1/Accelerated Programs

  • BS in Human Development/ MS in Educational Studies
  • BS in Human Development/ MA in TESOL
  • BA in French/ MAT French Adolescent Education
  • BA in Spanish/ MAT Spanish Adolescent Education
  • BA in Mathematical Sciences/ MAT Math Adolescent Education

Connect with a Member of our Admissions Team 

  • General Inquiries: If you are interested in learning more about one of our programs, please contact tlel@binghamton.edu or our Director of Recruitment, Dina Hartung.
  • Application Process: To learn more about the application process or a transcript review, please contact our Director of Undergraduate Student Services, Regina Alfieri.

Admissions Process and Timeline

It’s best to start thinking about applying to the accelerated program early. You must inquire about pre-admission by your junior year so you can enroll in master’s classes your senior year.

Junior Year
  • You must have completed a majority of your undergraduate major requirements and all or a majority of general education requirements
  • You must have a minimum 3.5 GPA in your undergraduate major and a minimum 3.2 GPA overall, or a 3.5 GPA overall
  • State your interest in the accelerated program and meeting with a member of TLEL's Admissions Team by contacting tlel@binghamton.edu.
After your meeting, you will be instructed to submit the documents below:
  • Personal statement
  • Current résumé
  • A letter of recommendation from a University faculty member or instructor
Senior year (if accepted for pre-admission)
  • You will be able to register for TLEL courses during your first semester of your senior year
  • During your senior year (88+ undergraduate credits), you must formally apply to the Graduate School and submit the online application and all required application materials, including any required letters of recommendation.