Save Time and Money: Earn your Bachelor's + Master's Degrees in 5 Years or Less
For Current University of Maryland College Park Undergraduate Students
How it works
Take up to 10 graduate credits as an undergraduate student at the same price as undergraduate tuition
Some graduate-level classes may also count for undergraduate major requirements, or will otherwise count as electives. Be sure to consult your adviser before registering.
In your senior year, you must formally apply to your chosen MS program. As a Plus 1 student, you are eligible to be waived from the application fee, recommendation, GMAT/GRE, essay, and video response. Further instruction will be provided by the MS Admissions team. Please note that admission is not guaranteed into the master's program, as students must maintain good academic standing in their undergraduate studies.
Finish your MS degree in one year or less, depending on how many graduate-level credits you have already taken and the availability of courses
Make yourself more marketable in industry
Save time and money by taking graduate-level courses at undergraduate-level tuition
No GMAT or GRE is required for MS program admission
Priority consideration for merit scholarships for your MS program
Submit your Plus 1 application in your junior year and complete the prerequisites for your program; please consult the admissions team for any specific prerequisites.
If you are accepted, meet with your new master's adviser to discuss course options, while also consulting your undergraduate adviser NOTE: A 3.0 GPA or above is required for all students admitted to the Plus 1 program. Smith Undergraduates are not able to apply for the Plus 1 Business and Management program.