| ACADEMICS | Graduate School | 4-Plus Programs
Enrolled undergraduate students can make a seamless—and strategic—transition from undergraduate to graduate study at Worcester State University. Our 4-Plus programs encourage our strongest undergraduate students to pursue their graduate degree at WSU, while reducing the time and cost to obtain a master’s degree.
Combined bachelor’s/master’s degree programs offered:
If you are a WSU undergraduate student majoring in biotechnology, business administration, nursing, sociology, urban studies, or are interested in pursuing a career in teaching at the Middle or Secondary school level then you are eligible for one of our 4-Plus programs. During your junior year, you’ll be able to apply to the appropriate graduate program based on your undergraduate major.
If you’re accepted into a 4-Plus graduate program, you can enroll in 500-level courses as an undergraduate student. For full-time, day students, taking a 500-level course will not increase your undergraduate costs. For part-time, evening undergraduates, taking a 500-level course results in an additional charge of
approximately $300—a savings of $550 because the class double-counts for both degrees.
For additional details, visit the listing of our graduate programs and select the program you're interested in.
2 courses (up to 6 credits)
BA960, BA962, BA915, or BA912
3 courses: (up to 10 credits)
BI921, BI927, BI9xxx (elective)
Up to 13 credits
ED557, ED509, ES527, ES505 or 506 and ES520.
Initial licensure as a middle school teacher for program completers.
Graduate sooner with a Provisional License and then complete initial license credential at your own pace.
ED573, ED509, ES527, ES505 or 506 and ES521.
Initial licensure as a high school teacher for program completers.
Reduce time to Master’s degree by up to 12 credits. Pathway to initial and professional licenses.
Eligible for financial aid and graduate assistantships.