Skip to main content


4+1 Master of Science Program

Accelerate your path towards a Master of Science Degree


Abstract Illustration of three humanoids walking in gears that interlock and make an ouline of a lightbulb

4+1 is a program designed to provide SCU undergraduates an opportunity to complete a master’s degree in as little as 10 months. Qualified applicants will have their GMAT/GRE waived and be eligible for a conditional acceptance prior to the start of their senior year.

During their senior year, students will enroll in 4-6 graduate-level units per quarter. If students pass their classes with grades of B or better, they will be eligible to fast-track their Master’s degree the following year, shaving up to 2 quarters* off the typical full-time program.

Program Requirements

  • A cumulative GPA of 3.3+ at the time of application.
  • Taken relevant coursework that prepares them for a STEM degree (all MS degrees are STEM-certified). This varies based on the Undergraduate major of each student and should be discussed with an admissions officer early in the student's undergraduate years.
  • GRE/GMAT are not required. Note: A valid GRE/GMAT score is needed for scholarship consideration.*  

Students must apply AFTER their Winter grades are posted in their junior year.  UPDATED DEADLINE is June 1, 2021.

Students will take 4-6 units per quarter during their senior year. Students must pass each class with a grade of B or better. Failing to do so will lead to the dismissal of the student from the program.

All applicants MUST make an appointment with an MS admissions officer prior to submitting their application, preferably in the student’s sophomore year. A formal interview is required after the application is submitted and before a decision will made.

For further information please contact us at

*Will depend on the program.

Ready to Apply?

Or, have more questions? Ask our MS Admissions Team at

Apply Request Information


We know that finding the right program can be difficult, let us help!

MS Programs Admissions

Assistant Director, MS Admissions

Susan Macias Gutierrez

MS Program Management

Senior Assistant Dean, Graduate Business Programs

Toby McChesney

Senior Director, MS Programs

Ramie Fernandez

Follow Us On Social Media

LInkedIn Icon


Youtube Icon


Instagram Icon


Facebook Icon