You can accomplish a lot in five years
Pursue a master’s degree in less time and with less financial commitment.
Designed for the dedicated and driven Fulton Schools student, accelerated 4+1 programs combine advanced undergraduate course work with graduate course work, enabling students to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree within five years.
The accelerated degree programs called 4+1 is an opportunity for in-person students enrolled in an undergraduate program in Computer Science, Computer Systems Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Engineering Management or Software Engineering to transition directly into the corresponding graduate program.
4+1 provides top undergraduate students the flexibility to begin taking classes toward their master’s degree during their senior year of undergraduate studies. It also allows students to share nine credit hours between their bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
One great benefit of the 4+1 is the savings. You can save time and money by reducing the time it takes to graduate with a Master’s degree by up to one semester. Students with eligible NAMU scholarships who are eligible to graduate from their Bachelor’s in less than eight semesters are able to use the additional left over money towards graduate work. Another benefit of entering our Master’s program through the 4+1 is not being required to complete the GRE.
Interested students should meet with their undergraduate academic advisor to learn more about the 4+1 accelerated program and to determine their eligibility before they apply to the program.
Admission into the 4+1 program is competitive and not guaranteed. Several factors are taken into consideration when evaluating a student’s application: the student’s cumulative GPA, major, institution, personal statement, letters of recommendation, standardized test scores, and performance in individual courses.
The accelerated degree programs include:
- 4+1 in Computer Science: Computer Science bachelor’s degree with a Computer Science master’s degree OR Computer Systems Engineering bachelor’s degree with a Computer Science master’s degree
- 4+1 in Computer Engineering: Computer Systems Engineering bachelor’s degree with a Computer Engineering master’s degree
- 4+1 in Industrial Engineering: Industrial Engineering bachelor’s degree with an Industrial Engineering master’s degree OR Engineering Management bachelor’s degree with an Industrial Engineering master’s degree
- 4+1 in Software Engineering: Software Engineering bachelor’s degree with a Software Engineering master’s degree