Plus 1

Combined Bachelor's & Master's Degree

Earn your bachelor's and master’s degrees.
Save time and money. Elevate your career.

 

Learn More About Our Plus 1 Program

 
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The Maryland Smith Plus 1 program allows current UMD undergraduate students to earn a business master's degree for less time and money than a traditional graduate student. You’ll take graduate-level coursework at undergraduate-level tuition rates and finish both degrees in one additional year.

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.

Accelerated Degree Completion
Earn your combined bachelor's and master’s degree in five years 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 business 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.

$15k-20k

Average tuition money saved by pursuing a business master's degree through the Plus 1 program compared with a traditional graduate program path.

Decorative

“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.”

Mia McIntyre

MS Marketing Analytics ’20, Marketing/Finance ’19

How Plus 1 Works

1. Complete the Plus 1 Application

Submit an application to the Plus 1 program. Be prepared to upload the following documents before submitting your application:

  • Unofficial undergraduate transcript
  • Personal statement of interest in the program (300 words or less)
  • Reference from an academic advisor or professor

2. Start Taking Graduate Courses 
Once approved, take up to 10 graduate-level business credits as an undergraduate student.

3. Apply to your Graduate Program 
Formally apply to your business master’s degree program during your senior year.

4. Complete your Graduate Program 
Register to take your remaining courses during your final graduate year.

Student Experience Panel

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For Appointments

To set up a time to speak with an advisor, please email us at smithplus1@umd.edu.

Contact Us

MBA/MS Admissions
2303 Van Munching Hall
smithplus1@umd.edu
301-405-2559

Upcoming Events

Admissions, Info Session

Plus 1 Info Session

Thursday, February 3, 2022
6:00 PM EST
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Pizza with Plus 1

Monday, February 7, 2022
11:00 AM EST
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Admissions, Info Session

Plus 1 Info Session

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
6:00 PM EST
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Plus 1 Info Session

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
6:00 PM EST
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Admissions, Info Session

Plus 1 Info Session

Tuesday, April 5, 2022
6:00 PM EDT
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Admissions, Info Session

Plus 1 Info Session

Wednesday, April 20, 2022
6:00 PM EDT
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