The Combined Degree Advantage®

Earning a bachelor's and master's degree in five years requires drive, ambition, and dedication. FDU understands how committed you are to your education, and we'll fuel your efforts by offering the Combined Degree Advantage — a 4 Plus 1 Program that works as hard as you do! This initiative provides high-achieving students with continued scholarship support for a fifth year of graduate study at FDU.

Advantages of 4 Plus 1

  • Complete both your bachelor's and master's degrees in just five years.
  • Receive scholarship support in your fifth year for graduate study.
  • Accelerate your career and gain the attention of potential employers.
  • Enjoy the flexibility to pursue your master's degree at either the Florham or Metropolitan Campus.
  • Choose from 30 combined-degree programs including Accounting/MBA, Political Science/Public Administration, and the five-year QUEST Teaching program.
  • Gain admittance to select programs or begin taking graduate-level classes as early as freshman year.

The Combined Degree Advantage® creates an affordable, accelerated path to becoming a successful professional. We can't wait to see what it does for you! For more information, please contact Susan Brooman, University Director of Graduate and International Admissions by phone at 201-692-2571 or email grad@fdu.edu.

FDU Degrees that Qualify for the Combined Degree Advantage

Becton College of Arts and Sciences, Florham Campus

  • BA in Animation / MA in Animation
  • BA in Communication Studies / MA in Communication
  • BS in Computer Science / MS in Computer Science, concentrations in Cybersecurity, Data Mining, and Game Development
  • BS in Chemistry / MS in Chemistry
  • BA in Criminology / MA in Criminal Justice
  • BA in Psychology / MA in Industrial-Organizational Psychology
  • BA or BS / MA in Teaching (QUEST Five-Year Teacher Preparation Program)

University College: Arts · Sciences · Professional Studies, Metropolitan Campus

  • BA in Criminal Justice / MA in Criminal Justice
  • BA in History / Master of Public Administration (MPA)
  • BA in Political Science / MA in Criminal Justice
  • BA in Political Science / Master of Public Administration (MPA)
  • BA in Political Science / Master in Political Science
  • BA in Psychology / MA in General-Theoretical Psychology
  • BA in Psychology, concentration in Forensic Psychology / MA in Forensic Psychology
  • BA or BS / MA in Teaching (QUEST 5-Year Teacher Preparation Program)
  • BS in Biochemistry / MS in Cosmetic Science
  • BS in Biochemistry / MS in Chemistry, concentration in Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • BS in Biology / MS in Biology
  • BS in Chemistry / MS in Cosmetic Science
  • BS in Chemistry / MS in Chemistry, concentration in Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • BS in Computer Science / MS in Computer Science
  • BS in Computer Science / MS in Management Information Systems
  • BS in Electrical Engineering / MS in Computer Engineering
  • BS in Electrical Engineering / MS in Electrical Engineering
  • BS in Information Technology / MS in Computer Science

Silberman College of Business, both New Jersey Campuses

  • BS in Accounting / MBA in Finance, Management, Marketing, or MS in Accounting
  • BS in Business Administration / MBA in Finance, Management, or Marketing
  • BS in Entrepreneurship / MBA in Finance, Management, or Marketing
  • BS in Finance / MBA in Finance, Management, or Marketing
  • BS in Management / MBA in Finance, Management, or Marketing
  • BS in Marketing / MBA in Finance, Management, or Marketing

Petrocelli College, both New Jersey Campuses

  • BS in Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management/ MS in Hospitality Management
  • BA in Sports Administration / Master of Sports Administration (MSA)