Please visit DU’s COVID-19 website and subscribe to @uofdenver Twitter for updates regarding COVID-19.

4+1 Programs

With our 4+1 programs, you can delve deep into two disciplines you’re passionate about and graduate with both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in just 5 years.

Students earning any undergraduate degree at the University of Denver are eligible to apply.

Eligible Programs

Five of our master’s programs offer the 4+1 dual-degree option:

Accountancy 3/2 Program

The School of Accountancy also offers a 3/2 program that allows students to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in 5 years.


Why join a 4+1 program?

  • Earn your graduate degree faster and at lower cost. You can take up to 20 credits of master’s degree coursework during your senior year, and your total cost will be less than if you earned your master’s outside of the 4+1 structure.
  • Earn your bachelor’s degree with less credits. You’ll need 12 fewer credits to earn your undergraduate degree.
  • Develop an interdisciplinary skillset and be a stronger job candidate. Employers value graduates with interdisciplinary skills. You can earn your undergraduate degree in one discipline and a master’s in another. Combine a bachelor’s in real estate and the built environment with a master’s in management, for example, to stand out as a leader in the construction field.
  • No GMAT, GRE or application fee will be required to apply to your graduate program.


Sophomore Year
Meet with an advisor in Daniels Undergraduate Programs to develop your personalized graduate plan.
Junior Year
Once you’ve earned at least 90 undergraduate credits (before you’ve earned 135 credits), submit a formal application to the graduate program. No GMAT, GRE or application fee is required.
Senior Year
Begin taking graduate courses alongside your undergraduate classes. You can take up to 20 graduate credits while you finish your bachelor’s degree requirements.
Year 5
Take your remaining required graduate courses.

Options for Seniors

If you’ve already earned 135 credits and are interested in beginning your master’s degree, talk to your undergraduate advisor about whether you have room in your schedule to start taking graduate-level courses as an undergraduate student.

If you have a GPA of at least 3.0, you’re eligible for apply for specialty master’s programs through Daniels’ Master’s Accelerated Admission Process. MAAP allows you to waive the GMAT or GRE requirement and application fee for specialized master’s programs.

> Learn more about MAAP

Learn More

For more information about our 4+1 programs, contact Undergraduate Programs at Daniels.
Margery Reed Hall Room 107

“Having an undergraduate degree in one discipline and obtaining a graduate degree in another will greatly enhance your expertise and benefit your career. For example, after getting a MS in Finance degree you can become a financial analyst for your undergraduate major industry.”

Irina Khindanova
Teaching Associate Professor, Finance