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4+1 Master of Science Program

Accelerate your path toward a master of science degree


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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 conditional acceptance prior to the start of their senior year.

During their senior year, students will enroll in 2-4 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 is 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.  THE UPDATED DEADLINE is May 15, 2022.

Students will take 2-4 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.

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*Will depend on the program.

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Are you looking to take your career to the next level? Earn your master’s degree with Santa Clara University. As a graduate student, you’ll be able to join in SCU’s legacy of ethics and innovation while you continue your career.

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Senior Director, MS Programs

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