PlusOnes offer motivated students the opportunity to start earning a master’s degree while completing their undergraduate coursework. You can take 4 to 5 graduate courses (max. 16 credits) as part of your undergraduate degree and also count these towards your master’s. This shortens the completion time for a master’s degree to (usually) one additional year.
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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.
Since those 15-16 credits count toward undergraduate AND graduate education at no additional cost, a PlusOne can result in significant financial savings.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, an increasing number of jobs and career directions require a master’s degree.
Advanced degree holders earn a salary on average 35% higher than bachelor’s degree holders. — State Higher Education Executive Officers
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.
And in final UG semester, complete one of the following courses:
Emily Grilli-Scott, MPH
Assistant Program Director, MPH Program
Laura Dudley, PhD, BCBA-D
LABA Associate Clinical Professor Program Director
Applied Behavior Analysis Programs Associate Chair
Department of Applied Psychology
Amy Briesch, PhD
Director of School Psychology (PhD)
Department of Applied Psychology, Faculty
Sarah Young-Hong, MA, CCC-SLP
Assistant Clinical Professor Clinic Director
Speech-Language and Hearing Center Undergraduate Program Director
Communication Sciences & Disorders Department
Majors in Health Science, Biology, Neuroscience, Engineering, Computer Science, Business
Students completing minors in Exercise Science, Nutrition
Rui Li, PhD
Associate Clinical Professor Program Director
Masters of Exercise Science
Starting as early as their sophomore year, interested students should begin speaking with their academic advisor to evaluate options and start planning.
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.
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.
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.