Accelerated Bachelor/Graduate Degree Programs
Northeastern University offers a number of PlusOne bachelor’s/master’s degree programs that allow students to accelerate the completion of the bachelor’s degree by applying graduate credits taken as an undergraduate toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees. Generally, both degrees may be earned in one more year than is the normal time allotted for completion of the bachelor’s degree. See additional information on PlusOne Bachelor’s/Master’s programs.
BS in Health Science/MPH—Master of Public Health
The Department of Health Sciences offers a combined undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Health Science and a Master of Public Health in Urban Health. This program allows undergraduate health science majors to complete both degrees in a shorter amount of time than it would take to do each program separately. Students in the combined degree program will meet the core curriculum requirements for both a BS and an MPH degree. Fifteen credits of the MPH degree are taken during the final undergraduate year, and the MPH degree is completed over one additional year.
Undergraduate students can enter the PlusOne Accelerated Program (BS/MPH) via two ways:
- Undergraduate health science majors apply to the PlusOne program through the graduate school’s Apply Yourself system in the spring semester of their junior year.
- Those students who were offered conditional acceptance to the PlusOne program as part of their undergraduate acceptance automatically matriculate into the program if they maintain at least a 3.500 cumulative grade-point average, take a health-related co-op, and officially commit to this program in the spring semester of their junior year. No additional application is required.
Once admitted, students may count a maximum of 15 semester hours of graduate credit toward the undergraduate degree. Consult the department for information on this program.
PharmD—Doctor of Pharmacy/MPH—Master of Public Health
Undergraduate pharmacy majors enrolled in the joint Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)/Master of Public Health (MPH) program have the opportunity to take graduate courses in the MPH program while earning their PharmD. Up to 15 credit hours of these courses count toward both their PharmD and MPH, allowing these students to earn their MPH in a shorter amount of time than it would take to earn it separately from their PharmD.
Undergraduate pharmacy students can enter the PlusOne Accelerated Program (PharmD/MPH) by applying to the PlusOne program through the graduate school’s Apply Yourself system in the spring semester of their P2 year.
Once admitted, students may count a maximum of 16 semester hours of graduate credit toward the undergraduate degree. Consult the department for information on this program.
Psychology, BS/Applied Behavior Analysis, MS
The Department of Psychology in the College of Science and the Department of Applied Psychology in Bouvé College jointly offer a PlusOne program in applied behavior analysis. Undergraduate psychology majors have the opportunity to take graduate courses in applied behavior analysis during their final year of undergraduate studies (up to 15 credits) that count toward the student's undergraduate and graduate degrees. As a result, students in the PlusOne program may complete the Master of Science in three semesters after obtaining their undergraduate degree. Undergraduate students interested in this program are encouraged to apply during the fall of their junior year using Bouvé College's Apply Yourself application system. Questions regarding this program may be directed to the program director for the applied behavior analysis programs in the Department of Applied Psychology.