Plus 1 Program

Earn your Bachelors + Masters in 5 years or less- saving you time and money!

MS Finance MS Accounting MS Information Systems MS Marketing Analytics MS Supply Chain Management

For Current University of Maryland College Park Undergraduate Students

How it works:

  1. Take up to 10 Graduate credits as an Undergraduate student- paying Undergraduate tuition!
  2. Some Graduate level classes may double-count for undergraduate major requirements, or will otherwise count as electives (consult your advisor)
  3. In your senior year, you must formally apply to your MS program- you are eligible to be waived from the: application fee, recommendation, GMAT/GRE, essay, and video response! You will receive instructions from the MS Admissions team. 
    *admissions is not guaranteed into the masters program as students must maintain good academic standing in their undergraduate studies. 
  4. Finish your MS degree in 1 year or less! (Depending on how many graduate credits you have already taken and availability of courses)


  • Make yourself more marketable in industry
  • Save time and money
  • No GMAT or GRE required for MS program admission
  • Priority consideration for merit scholarships for your MS program


  1. Submit your Plus 1 application in your Junior year and have completed the prerequisites for your program (see chart below) 
  2. If accepted, meet with your new Masters advisor to discuss course options- also consult with your undergraduate advisor.


Majors Accounting Smith, ECON, and GVPT SMITH SMITH
Minimum Credits 60 60 60 60
Transcript Yes Yes Yes Yes
Short Essay Yes Yes Yes Yes
Reference Contact Information - 1 Reference Contact Information - 1 Reference Contact Information - 1 Reference Contact Information - 1 Reference
Prerequisite Courses (B or better) BMGT 220 and 221 BMGT 230 or 231 (Smith) ECON 200 and Statistics (ECON & GVPT) BMGT 230 or 231 and BMGT 301 BMGT 230 or 231
When to start (Fall/Spring)? Anytime Preferred Fall Fall Anytime

*A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required to apply, 3.3 recommended.*

Submit your application using this link: APPLY NOW