MSUM offers academic options that help you get a head start on college while in high school, as well as paths to work toward two bachelor’s degrees or undergraduate and graduate degrees at the same time. Online courses can also help you graduate on time or ahead of schedule. Take a look at what might fit your needs.
Bachelor & Graduate Degree in 5 Years
Graduate accelerated degrees are smart, affordable and convenient, delivering both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in five years. Accelerated degrees help 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 do the four plus one programs 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.
How do the three plus two programs work? Complete most of your bachelor’s degree coursework in your first three years. Apply to the 3+2 program during your junior year or early in your senior year. Start taking graduate courses your senior year. Finish your master’s degree during the fifth year.
Two Bachelor Degrees in Four Years
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.
- Economics & Leadership & Innovation in Aging Studies
- Engineering Dual Degree
- English & Mass Communications
- Project Management & Health Services Administration
- Psychology & Leadership & Innovation in Aging Studies
- RN-BSN & Health Services Administration
- Social Work & Leadership & Innovation in Aging Studies
Fast Track Your Transformation
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.
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.