Undergraduate Catalog 2024-2025

Accelerated Masters or 4 + 1 Degree Program

All 4+1 programs require students to submit an application for admission to the accelerated master’s program when they have:

  • junior or senior standing,
  • 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA and,
  • have applied for and been officially accepted into a UNC graduate program.

Upon admission to the graduate program, the undergraduate student works with a graduate advisor to identify up to nine (9) credit hours at the 500 level in the graduate program to which the student was admitted. The student must:

  • Complete and submit the Petition to Count Work Toward the Next Higher Degree form to the Graduate School prior to completion of the undergraduate degree. No exceptions or appeals.
  • Students must satisfy all requirements for both degrees.
  • The 500-level courses, designated for shared credit (UG and Grad) within accelerated master’s degree, apply only to the accelerated master’s degree, do not automatically transfer to another UNC graduate degree, and are approved for internal transfer by Graduate School.
  • The aforementioned Petition confirms the nine (9) 500 level graduate credits count towards the student’s undergraduate and master’s degree.
  • No more than 9 credits may be completed while the student is an undergraduate,
  • The credits identified on the Petition are at undergraduate tuition rates. Graduate tuition rates apply to the remaining program credits.
  • Students are eligible for graduate scholarships or assistantships and may enroll in 600 level courses once they hold graduate student status.