Get ready for your career prospects to surge. With a master’s degree that you earn in just one year following your undergraduate education.

Start your master’s education in the junior year of your Temple University undergraduate education, and reduce the time needed to complete your graduate degree—while benefiting from undergraduate tuition rates for a portion of your graduate education.

Here’s how the 4+1 program works:

  • Apply spring semester of your sophomore year.
  • Use 12 credits of your elective space to take graduate courses during your junior and senior years—taking advantage of your undergraduate tuition rates.
  • Complete the remaining credits for your master’s in the year following your undergraduate graduation.
  • Earn your undergraduate degree and your master’s degree in just 4+1 years.

Start your master’s education in the junior year of your Temple University undergraduate education, and reduce the time needed to complete your graduate degree—while benefiting from undergraduate tuition rates for a portion of your graduate education.

4+1 candidates must meet the following guidelines for admissions:

  • Possess a minimum GPA of 3.25 in at least 45 credits of coursework.
  • Apply in the spring semester of sophomore year.
  • Be able to complete junior and senior years within four full-time semesters.
  • Possess 12 credits of elective space to be used for graduate coursework.
  • Be able to complete a graduate degree in the year directly following undergraduate graduation.
  • Supplementary admissions criteria may be specified by the master’s program director; check the individual program for details.
  • Transcripts demonstrating a GPA of 3.25 or higher
  • Two letters of support from full-time Temple University faculty members
  • 12 credits of elective space

Fill out a request form here.
Contact Rachel Carr at rachel.carr@temple.edu for more details.

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