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Plus One Programs — Accelerated Master’s Programs

PlusOne Advantages

Accelerate Learning

By earning up to 16 credits toward a master’s degree, you can receive your graduate degree up to one year sooner than a traditional master’s program.

Cut Costs

Since those 15-16 credits count toward undergraduate AND graduate education at no additional cost, a PlusOne can result in significant financial savings.

Gain a Competitive Edge

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, an increasing number of jobs and career directions require a master’s degree.

Earn More

Advanced degree holders earn a salary on average 35% higher than bachelor’s degree holders. — State Higher Education Executive Officers

Plus One Program Details

Where fewer than four courses are listed, the remaining course will be determined on the basis of the student’s program in consultation with the graduate and undergraduate advisors.

Eligible Majors

GRADUATE COURSES FOR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM*

  • Health Science, BS
  • Healthcare Administration (formerly Health Management)
  • PHTH 5212 – Public Health Administration and Policy
  • PHTH 6200 – Principles and History of Urban Health
  • PHTH 5120 – Race, Ethnicity and Health
  • PHTH 6204 – Society, Behavior, and Health

And in final UG semester, complete one of the following courses:

  • PHTH 5214 – Environmental Health
  • PHTH 5202 – Introduction to Epidemiology
  • PHTH 5210 – Biostatistics in Public Health
  • Pharmacy Studies, BS/Early Assurance PharmD
  • All Others
  • PHTH 5212 – Public Health Administration and Policy
  • PHTH 5214 – Environmental Health
  • PHTH 6200 – Principles and History of Urban Health
  • PHTH 6204 – Society, Behavior, and Health Master’s Advisor

Please contact the Master’s Advisor with any questions:

Emily Grilli-Scott, MPH
Assistant Program Director, MPH Program
617-373-6085
e.grilli-scott@northeastern.edu

Eligible Majors

GRADUATE COURSES FOR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM*

  • Psychology, BS (CPS or COS)
  • CAEP 6326 – Behavioral Concepts and Principles
  • CAEP 6327 – Behavior Assessment
  • CAEP 6328 – Research and Design Methods
  • CAEP 6329 – Service Administration
  • CAEP 6334 – Applied Programming Seminar 1
  • Behavioral Neuroscience, BS
  • All others
  • CAEP 6326 – Behavioral Concepts and Principles (3 credits) counts for Advanced PSYC elective.
  • CAEP 6327 – Behavior Assessment (3 credits) counts for BNS Breadth course (substitute for PHYS 1 requirement)
  • CAEP 6328 – Research and Design Methods (3 credits) counts for BNS Core Research course
  • CAEP 6329 – Service Administration (3 credits) General elective for credit hours

Please contact the Master’s Advisor with any questions:

Laura Dudley, PhD, BCBA-D
LABA Associate Clinical Professor Program Director
Applied Behavior Analysis Programs Associate Chair
Department of Applied Psychology
617.373.5150
l.dudley@northeastern.edu

Eligible Majors

GRADUATE COURSES FOR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM*

  • Psychology, BS
  • CAEP 6206 – Learning Principles
  • CAEP 6218 – Infant, Child, and Adolescent Development
  • CAEP 6247 – Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
  • CAEP 6203 – Understanding Culture and Diversity

Please contact the Master’s Advisor with any questions:

Amy Briesch, PhD
Associate Professor
Director of School Psychology (PhD)
Department of Applied Psychology, Faculty
617-373-8291
a.briesch@northeastern.edu

Eligible Majors

GRADUATE COURSES FOR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM*

  • Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, BS
  • SLPA 6305 – Articulation and Phonology
  • SLPA 6340 – Language Disorders in Children 1
  • SLPA 5109 – Neurology of Communication
  • SLPA 6342 – Speech-Language Disorders in Adults 1
  • SLPA 6308 – Dysphagia

Please contact the Master’s Advisor with any questions:

Sarah Young-Hong, MA, CCC-SLP
Assistant Clinical Professor Clinic Director
Speech-Language and Hearing Center Undergraduate Program Director
Communication Sciences & Disorders Department
617-373-3046
s.younghong@northeastern.edu

Eligible Majors

Majors in Health Science, Biology, Neuroscience, Engineering, Computer Science, Business

Students completing minors in Exercise Science, Nutrition

PREREQUISITE COURSEWORK:

  • BIOL 2217 & 2219 (formerly BIOL 1117 & BIOL 1119) Integrated Anatomy & Physiology I and II  (needed prior to EXSC 4500 Exercise Physiology)
  • EXSC 4500 – Exercise Physiology, needed before taking the grad courses

GRADUATE COURSES FOR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM*

  • EXSC 5210 – Physical Activity and Exercise: Prescription, Measurement, and Testing 
  • EXSC 5220 – Advanced Exercise Physiology 
  • EXSC 5200 – Cardiopulmonary Physiology or EXSC 5230 – Physical Activity and Exercise: Effects on Musculoskeletal Health and Disease

Please contact the Master’s Advisor with any questions:

Rui Li, PhD
Associate Clinical Professor Program Director
Masters of Exercise Science
617-373-2526
r.li@northeastern.edu

Planning and Eligibility

Starting as early as their sophomore year, interested students should begin speaking with their academic advisor to evaluate options and start planning.

  • Work with your primary undergraduate academic advisor to verify that you have room for four graduate courses in your major and/or general electives.
  • Complete Parts 1 and 2 of the PlusOne Transition to Master’s Form with your primary undergraduate academic advisor.  This form is used to confirm that students are eligible to apply to the graduate program via the PlusOne pathway; it does not guarantee admission.
  • Students must have a minimum overall 3.000 GPA and must have at least 64 semester-hours of earned or earned and in-progress credits before they are eligible to apply.
  • Reach out to the graduate program coordinator to learn more about your program of interest and if interested, complete Part 3 of the PlusOne Transition to Master’s Form

Application Process

Students who have completed the steps above should begin the graduate application process. 

Please note that the application fee and TOEFL/IELTS standardized testing are not required. Additionally, letters of recommendation are waived for applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.300 and above.

Admissions Details

Graduate course enrollment requirements will vary by program. Please contact your advisor for more information.

Program admission is based on the academic standards defined by the specific graduate program students are applying to. Upon successful completion of your undergraduate degree requirements and admission via the PlusOne, students earn guaranteed placement in their graduate degree program.

If a student decides not to pursue the graduate program, all regular undergraduate program and course requirements will apply. Credit from the undergraduate degree cannot be used toward the graduate degree at a later date.

Other Options for Graduate Study at Bouvé

If the PlusOne Accelerated Master’s Opportunities are not right for you, consider applying to begin a Bouvé graduate program upon the completion of your undergraduate degree and take advantage of the Double Husky Scholarship.

Please note that students entering a Bouvé graduate program via the PlusOne Accelerated Master’s Opportunities are not eligible for the Double Husky Scholarship.

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