Earn your bachelors and master’s degrees.
Save time and money. Elevate your career.
The Robert H. Smith School of Business Plus 1 program allows current UMD College Park undergraduate students to save time and money by taking graduate-level coursework at undergraduate-level tuition rates and finish both degrees in only one additional year or less.
Why Plus 1?
In-Demand Degree Programs
Gain specialized skills, valuable connections and access to career resources from a highly ranked business school.
Save Money on Tuition
Save thousands of dollars by paying undergraduate course tuition rates instead of graduate course rates while you’re still pursuing your bachelor’s degree.
Faster Degree Completion
Earn your specialty master’s degree in one year or less, depending on how many graduate-level credits you have taken during undergrad and the availability of courses.
Waived Test Scores and Fees
Complete your Plus 1 and specialty master’s program applications without submitting GMAT/ GRE test scores or paying any application fees.
Priority Award Consideration
Get priority consideration for merit-based financial awards for your master’s program.
Average tuition money saved by pursuing a business master's degree through the Plus 1 program compared with a traditional graduate program path.
“The Plus 1 program allowed me to save time and money, and the competitive advantage of getting a master’s helped me secure an internship at my dream company, Google.”
MS Marketing Analytics ’20, Marketing/Finance ’19
How Plus 1 Works
Complete the Plus 1 Application
Submit an application to the Plus 1 program.
Start Taking Graduate Courses
Once approved, take up to 10 graduate-level business credits as an undergraduate student.
Apply to your Graduate Program
Formally apply to your specialty master’s degree program during your senior year.
Complete your Graduate Program
Register to take your remaining courses during your final graduate year.
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