Accelerate your education

5 years, 2 degrees

Several programs in CCPA give you a chance to earn two degrees in five years.  You take undergraduate coursework for your first three years.  Your coursework taken in your fourth year allows you to get a head start on your master's degree. In your fifth year, you take all graduate-level classes and complete your master's degree.

Benefits:

  • Save time: Earn master’s degree in one year instead of two.
  • Save money: Pay graduate tuition for only one year.
  • Take advantage of the value: Binghamton offers an Ivy-caliber education at a state university tuition.
  • Strengthen marketability: Graduate degrees hone job-related skills in communications, research methods, data analysis, teamwork and big-picture thinking — skills sought out by employers worldwide.
  • Increase earning potential: Salaries for people holding master’s degrees are on average $10,000 higher than for those with bachelor’s degrees.

When should I apply?

For all options except social work, you must inquire about pre-admission to a 4+1 program by junior year so you can enroll in master's classes your senior year. If you are pursuing your BSW, you can apply to the one-year program in your senior year.

What program is right for me?

For: Choose a program Eligible undergraduate majors Contact  
Careers in local government, public policy or community-based nonprofits. Master of Public Administration

Any Harpur BA (excluding fine arts)

BS in Human Development

Regina Alfieri-Squier

 
Working to address issues such as health promotion, disease prevention, population health and public health research practice.

Harpur BA+Master of Public Health (MPH)

Any Harpur BA (excluding fine arts) Regina Alfieri-Squier  

Working in higher-education in any number of student-
support areas, including residential life, admissions, advising, financial aid and
multicultural affairs. 

Master of Science in Student Affairs Administration (MS SAA)

Any Harpur BA (excluding fine arts)

BS in Human Development

Regina Alfieri-Squier

 
Teaching careers in public, community, charter or private schools, or work for a nonprofit educational organization, in higher education or government.

BS in Human Development




BA in compatible MAT fields

Regina Alfieri-Squier

 
Working to set priorities and making policy for a world with a healthy environment, where people enjoy safe housing, uncontaminated food and accessible public service. Master in Sustainable Communities (MA or MS)

Any Harpur BA (excluding fine arts)

BS or BA in Environmental Studies

Regina Alfieri-Squier

 
Working in an array of human rights fields ranging from international advocacy to local community organizing. Master of Human Rights BA in English; Environmental Studies; French; History; Human Development; Italian; Latin American and Caribbean Area Studies; Philosophy, Politics and Law; or Spanish Suzy Lee  
Careers promoting a social justice, person-in-environment perspective so that individuals, families, group, organizations and communities can thrive. Advanced Standing Master of Social Work (earn an MSW with 1 additional year of study instead of 2) Undergraduates who have earned their BSW within the past 7 years. John Vassello