Accelerated Options

MSUM offers academic options that help you get a head start on college while in high school, dual degree programs designed specifically for transfer students, online completer degrees, 4+1 programs to earn both bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and a number of pre-professional programs. Take a look at what might fit your needs.

  • Dual Enrollment
    Minnesota’s Post Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) program lets you get a jump-start on earning college credit by taking courses while you’re still in high school. Motivated high school juniors and seniors can take college courses tuition free – saving both time and money.
  • Online Chemistry Courses
    Five online chemistry courses required for most pre-health professional programs offered entirely online. You can finish all five online chemistry classes in just four semesters.
  • Pre-Professional Health Programs
    If you’re interested in pursuing professional study for healthcare, you should choose a major based on your personal interests and strengths. We provide focused advising and informational support to help you be successful in your application for post-graduate studies in these disciplines. Admission to graduate or professional school in health-related field is typically focused on specific undergraduate requirements and other admission criteria determined by each program.
  • Summer Online Courses
    Get one step closer to graduation by taking MSUM’s affordable summer courses. Courses are offered in flexible three-, four-, five-, six- and eight-week sessions with courses being offered online to accommodate your schedule.
  • Winter Session Online Courses
    Winter session provides students an opportunity to lighten their course load in spring or fall, make up a course, or graduate sooner than expected. Classes will be asynchronous, allowing students flexibility to complete coursework while on winter break.

Double Majors

A double major is an excellent choice whether you are interested in two related fields that support one another (project management and computer science) or two unrelated fields that capitalize on your interests (biology and film production). You can often achieve a double major with just a few more courses. Other benefits include a more well-rounded education, expanded career opportunities, and greater earnings potential.

4+1 Programs (Accelerated Degrees)

Four plus one programs are smart, affordable and convenient, delivering both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in five years. An accelerated 4+1 degree helps you earn more and enjoy wider job opportunities, save money by fast-tracking your graduate degree, and experience a seamless transition from undergrad to graduate student.

How does it work? Complete most of your bachelor’s degree coursework in your first three years. Apply to the 4+1 program during your junior year or early in your senior year. Take up to three graduate courses your senior year. Finish your master’s degree during the fifth year.

18 Online Graduate Program

18 online is a program for teachers to earn the 18 credits needed to become qualified content area concurrent enrollment instructors. The Higher Learning Commission requires that teachers instructing concurrent enrollment (dual credit) courses have a master’s degree in the subject area they are teaching, or have a master’s degree and 18 credits in the subject area they are teaching.

Transfer 2+2 or 3+1 Programs

Transfer degree programs, also known as 2+2 or 3+1 programs, give you the opportunity to streamline your undergraduate degree. You can transfer in with coursework from a community or technical college and be halfway to your bachelor’s degree. Each program has its own admission requirements so visit the program of interest to you.