SBS 4+1 Accelerated Masters Programs

The Accelerated Master’s Degree Option (4+1) is created to encourage undergraduate students to remain at the University of Massachusetts Amherst for a graduate degree. It also seeks to encourage undergraduates from the five college consortium to attend UMass. The Accelerated Master’s Degree Option is designed to enable graduate programs to identify potential candidates as early as the junior year of study by extending an “early” (conditional) offer of admission.

The UMass Graduate School will waive the $75 application fee for all master’s applicants (except MFA applicants) who are currently enrolled as undergraduates on our campus or at the four colleges. Explore SBS 4+1 programs below.

Accelerated Master’s Degree Programs at UMass

An accelerated Master’s degree option is an explicit arrangement of graduate admissions and courses and other requirements to enable a student to complete the requirements for a baccalaureate degree and a specified Master’s degree in less calendar time than would …

By Adrian Grace
Adrian Grace Director of Undergraduate Advising
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School of Public Policy Hosts Talk on US Jails and Public Hospitals

Sociologist Armando Lara-Millán will speak about his new book, Redistributing the Poor: Jails, Hospitals, and the Crisis of Law and Fiscal Austerity, at a virtual event open to the UMass Amherst community on Wednesday, July 14, at 2 p.m.

The …

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Should You Get a Master’s in Public Policy?

Thinking of exploring a Master’s in Public Policy?  Read on!

The Muse:By Cameron Smith

Cameron Smith is a Washington, DC based policy nerd, currently managing a small think tank. When she can spare a moment, she enjoys live music, …

By Rebecca Bell
Rebecca Bell Associate Director of Career and Professional Development for SBS
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