Manhattanville College’s 4+1 accelerated degree programs provide students with flexible learning options to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in their field in just five years.
Our combined 4+1 degree pathways help students seamlessly transition to graduate school in disciplines where advanced credentials are needed for entry or advancement, such as childhood education, business and finance, and biomedical science.
Get the true college experience without sacrificing extra time and money. Enroll in one of Manhattanville’s 4+1 accelerated programs to gain graduate credits while in a bachelor’s program and get closer to your career.
Students completing Manhattanville’s combined bachelor’s and master’s degrees benefit from advanced specialized education and hands-on professional experiences fueling advanced career pathways.
In sought-after disciplines from human resource management to biomedical science, our 4+1 accelerated degree programs focus on undergraduate coursework in the first three years, with the fourth year consisting of both bachelor’s and master’s level classes. Students are then officially enrolled in graduate school and usually complete final classes and graduate with two degrees at the end of the fifth year. Each step of the way, advisors guide students through the accelerated format and combined course load.
Benefits of Combining Bachelor’s and Master’s Studies
In many professional industries, earning a master’s degree enhances advancement opportunities and earning potential. By combining two degrees in an accelerated format, you can gain the benefits of a master’s degree in a shorter time frame with less decision fatigue.
Some reasons why Manhattanville’s 4+1 accelerated programs benefit your personal and professional journey:
Knowing your exact path to graduate school without the stress of a typical application season
Accelerating a two-year master’s program to just one year after completing bachelor’s coursework
Completing graduate coursework while minimizing costs, applying undergraduate scholarships and need-based financial aid to both levels of coursework
Greater opportunity to develop meaningful faculty relationships, mentorships, and lifelong peer relationships through career networking events and working with professors as an undergraduate
More time for academic planning and advice, leading to greater opportunities for specialized electives, study abroad opportunities, and additional minors or certificates
Explore 4+1 Program Options
We’ve carefully crafted accelerated bachelor’s and master’s curriculum guidelines in career fields where graduate credentials are most often needed for entry or advancement. Explore our combined and dual degree programs.
Biochemistry Accelerated Program
Shorten your path to advanced carers in pharmaceutical, biochemical, biomedical, and biotechnological sciences. Our experience-driven bachelor’s in biochemistry and master’s in biomedical sciences combined program ensures a multitude of career opportunities after graduation in the laboratory and beyond.
Pairing a bachelor’s degree in biology with a master’s degree in biomedical sciences prepares students for dynamic, specialized careers in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, academics, research, and more. Earn two STEM degrees instead of one in just five years with our B.A./B.S. Biology + M.S. Biomedical Sciences 4+1 accelerated degree program.
Business Management and Finance Accelerated Program
To strengthen your pursuit of management-level roles in finance-oriented organizations and beyond, select the B.A./B.S. in Business Management and M.S. in Finance combined pathway. You’ll simultaneously develop foundational competencies in management concepts while earning a master’s degree furthering financial knowledge in various fields.
Train to become a licensed teacher in New York in just five years with Manhattanville’s tailored dual education degree programs. Our accelerated master’s in teaching programs allow students to double major in education and a secondary subject, as well as get a head start on the graduate credits necessary to seek teacher certification in New York State.
Areas of focus include early childhood, middle childhood, special education, ESL, literacy, and a variety of subjects, from math and chemistry to English and social studies. As you complete your bachelor’s in education, begin an accelerated master’s track in one of two formats: a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.), or a Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.).
B.A. Education Major + Master of Arts in Teaching Pathway
B.A. Education Major + Master of Arts in Teaching Physical Education and Sports Pedagogy Pathway
Our graduate education programs include student teaching hours, preparing students to seek New York State initial or professional certification.
Professional financial roles such as actuary or accountant often require certification with credit hour requirements fulfilled through a master’s program. Save yourself time and money through the 4+1 accelerated program bachelor’s in finance and master’s in finance programs.
Manhattanville is a regional leader in the field of sports studies. The B.A. Sport Studies + M.S. Sport Business and Entertainment Management accelerated 4+1 program is an opportunity to integrate a bachelor’s education across sports and health disciplines with graduate training specific to the management of sports and entertainment enterprises.
Manhattanville's 4+1 accelerated programs allow enrolled students to combine their School of Arts and Sciences bachelor’s degree with a master’s or dual education degree. To become a student in a 4+1 pathway, students must apply to the undergraduate major first.
Current Manhattanville students can enroll in a 4+1 accelerated degree program depending on their current major and coursework.
For students enrolled in one of the above business or science undergraduate programs, contact program director Jean Mann at email@example.com or at 914-323-5419.
For students in a liberal arts major interested in a combined bachelor’s and master’s in education, please contact academic advisor Samantha Sciandra, at 914-323-5723 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manhattanville Financial Aid
Simultaneously earning a bachelor’s and master’s degree in an accelerated format is undoubtedly going to save you money. The Office of Financial Aid offers additional assistance to keep your education affordable. Of our bachelor’s and master’s students, 98% receive assistance from financial aid, scholarships, and loans.