Take Graduate-Level Courses as an Undergraduate Student

If you're a Peirce College undergraduate student and already know you want to earn a master's degree but don't want to wait to get started, you may not have to. If you’ve excelled in your undergraduate courses, then you may be eligible to take advantage of Peirce's Grad Scholars Program, which lets undergraduate students take graduate courses while they're still an undergrad.

The Grad Scholars Program is open to exceptional undergraduate students who have earned at least 90 credits and maintained a GPA of 3.25 or higher, but you can apply for consideration before completing 90 credits. The program allows undergraduate students to get a head start on grad school by taking up to six graduate credits while still enrolled in a bachelor's degree program. Students in the Grad Scholars program can take advantage of these great benefits:

  • Earn credits that may count toward both your undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Save over $400 per course by paying the undergraduate rate instead of the graduate rate
  • Have the $50 graduate studies application fee waived

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, master's degree graduates can earn $12,000 per year more than those with only a bachelors degree, and jobs that require a master's degree are expected to grow 18.4 percent by 2022. These rises in demand and compensation mean having a graduate degree is more important than ever before, so why wait to get started on a master's degree program?

Become a grad scholar today and enjoy a seamless transition into one of Peirce's master’s degree programs after graduation.

Organizational Leadership & Management

Peirce offers a Master's of Science in Organizational Leadership & Management degree program. The coursework will give you the skills and credentials you need to advance and take on leadership roles in your career. And since our graduate degree program classes are all available on campus and online, the master's degree program is flexible enough to fit seamlessly into your busy life.

Healthcare Administration

Peirce’s Master’s of Science 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.

For more information about undergraduates taking graduate courses or the Grad Scholars Program, contact your advisor at or 215.670.9177.

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