Academic Programs

Application and degree requirements

Admission Requirements

In order to be eligible for admission in to the 4+1 program students:

  • Must be a declared major in the Bachelor program.
  • Must have a 3.0 Cumulative GPA. Transfer students directly entering the accelerated program may submit their transfer cumulative GPA.
  • Must have completed a minimum of sixty credits before the first semester of the junior year.
  • Must be able to take the required graduate courses as part of the undergraduate academic plan with no more than 1 graduate course per semester of the junior year and/or no more than 2 graduate courses in either semester of the senior year.
  • Must provide two letters of support from full-time faculty who can vouch for your readiness for graduate work.
  • If your program includes fieldwork, students must apply for and maintain annual renewal of required Clearances before beginning College of Education classes.

Application Procedures and Timelines

  • Ideally, students should submit an online 4+1 Application Form by April 30th of the second semester of the sophomore year (or the semester before the start of their junior year). 
  • 4+1 Application review and decisions will be made on a rolling basis. Applicants will be notified of the decision by email
  • Once admitted to the 4+1 program, applicants will be able to self-register for the first and subsequent graduate classes. 
  • Applicants will complete a formal application to the College of Education Graduate School no later than March 1st of their final undergraduate semester (senior year).