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bachelor-to-master

Earn a third of your master's as you finish your bachelor's
Save nearly $10,000 on your master's

The Bachelor's to Master's Program enables you to take up to four graduate courses as you finish your bachelor’s degree and have those courses count toward both degrees.

Save Time & Money: You will pay undergraduate tuition for these graduate courses, which can save you nearly $10,000 in tuition and fees and a year of coursework. When you graduate with your bachelor’s degree, you can already be a third of the way through your master’s program.


ELIGIBLE PROGRAMS

Bachelor's to Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Open to students in the following programs: BS in Accounting, BS in Business Administration, BS in Criminal Justice, BS in Human Resource Management, BS in Human Services Leadership, BS in Information Technology, BA in Liberal Studies, BS in Organizational Leadership and Management, BS in Paralegal Studies and BS in Technology Management. 

Students in the BS in Business Administration and BS in Accounting programs take the following graduate courses as an undergraduate student:

  • OLM-501: Foundations of Contemporary Leadership Theory & Practice 
  • OLM-521: Ethical Decision Making
  • BUS-610: Principles of Managerial Accounting & Financial Analysis (6-credit course)

Students in all other eligible bachelor programs at Peirce take the following graduate courses as an undergraduate student:

  • BUS-500: Fundamentals of Business Administration (6-credit course)
  • OLM-501: Foundations of Contemporary Leadership Theory & Practice
  • OLM-521: Ethical Decision Making

Bachelor's to MS in Organizational Leadership & Management

Open to students in the following programs: BS in Accounting, BS in Business Administration, BS in Criminal Justice, BS in Human Resource Management, BS in Human Services Leadership, BS in Information Technology, BA in Liberal Studies, BS in Organizational Leadership and Management, BS in Paralegal Studies and BS in Technology Management. 

Graduate courses taken as an undergraduate student: 

  • OLM-501: Foundations of Contemporary Leadership Theory & Practice
  • OLM-503: Applied Research Methods 
  • OLM-511: Systems Dynamic & Change 
  • OLM-521: Ethical Decision Making 

Bachelor's to MS in Healthcare Administration 

Open to students in the following programs: BS in Health Information Administration, BS in Healthcare Administration, BS in Human Services Leadership and BS in Public Health Administration. 

Graduate courses taken as an undergraduate student:

  • OLM-501: Foundations of Contemporary Leadership Theory & Practice
  • OLM-503: Applied Research Methods
  • HCA-501: Introduction to Healthcare Administration: History, Economics and Theory
  • HCA-510: Ethics in Healthcare Administration 

Bachelor's to MS in Higher Education Leadership  

Open to students in the following programs: BS in Business Administration, BA in Liberal Studies and BS in Organizational Leadership and Management. 

Graduate courses taken as an undergraduate student:

  • OLM-501: Foundations of Contemporary Leadership Theory & Practice
  • OLM-503: Applied Research Methods
  • OHL-510: Theories of Adult and Non-Traditional Education
  • OHL-520: Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice in Higher Education


ADMISSION & PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Acceptance into the Bachelor's to Master's program is dependent on a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above at the time of entry into the program. Students who finish their bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.75 or above may proceed directly into their master’s degree program without completing the additional application process.

NOTE: Your ability to earn 12 graduate credits through the Bachelor’s to Master’s program depends on the courses you have already completed and whether you can fit 12 graduate credits into your Bachelor's program.  Speak with your academic advisor about how you can best fit these graduate courses into your bachelor's degree program. 

Take the next step

Contact your Academic Advisor to apply, or contact Graduate Admissions to learn more. 

Master of Business Administration 

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) provides you with the flexibility to earn your MBA without sacrificing your career or your personal responsibilities. You will gain the ability to think critically and strategically to help your organization identify opportunities and overcome challenges in the regional, national and global marketplace.

Organizational Leadership & Management

The MS in Organizational Leadership & Management degree program will give you the skills and credentials you need to advance and take on leadership roles in your career. You will gain expertise in leadership, management, research, analysis, and decision making that can be applied to your job on day one, and can select from concentrations in Operations Management and Nonprofit Leadership.

Healthcare Administration

The MS in Healthcare Administration teaches the skills students need to advance and take on management positions and leadership roles in the healthcare industry. Designed in collaboration with Philadelphia’s top health employers, our healthcare master’s positions students to make critical decisions required of leaders and managers working in the field.

Higher Education Leadership 

The MS in Higher Education Leadership prepares you to serve adults and other nontraditional students as a higher education leader and gain competencies in assessment, accreditation and compliance, and diversity and inclusion. You can tailor your program with an area of study in Student Services and Enrollment Management; Instructional Technology and Online Learning; Data Analytics; Development and Philanthropy; or Organizational Leadership.

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