Combined Bachelor's/ Master's Programs

Graduate and Professional Studies

Through our popular combined degree programs, Salve Regina undergraduates can earn their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in just five to six years. These programs are designed for academically qualified students with a recommended GPA of 3.30 or higher.

Undergraduates complete the application process by Feb. 15 of their junior year. Students who are conditionally accepted into a master’s degree program take four graduate courses (12 credits) during their senior year. Of these 12 credits, six are applied to the undergraduate degree. Final program acceptance is contingent upon successful completion of the bachelor’s degree and the four graduate courses in the senior year.

Students who are interested in a combined bachelor’s/master’s program should inform their undergraduate advisor and meet with the appropriate graduate program director during the first semester of their junior year. They can also contact their graduate admissions counselor to discuss the programs in detail.

Five-Year Programs

Courses are offered in accelerated seven-week sessions. Students complete four courses in their senior year and eight courses in their fifth year, split between the fall and spring semesters. Please note that select courses in some programs may be offered in person.

Program Benefits

In addition to an accelerated educational pathway and special pricing, students in their fifth year of study have continued access to many benefits and services that were available to them as undergraduates, including:

  • Access to athletic and recreational facilities
  • Ability to remain active in student clubs and organizations
  • Access to Health Services and Counseling Services
  • Specialized career services
  • Access to the Academic Center for Excellence, including academic support services for students with diagnosed learning differences
  • Access to campus employment opportunities

Program Cost

Students in a five-year program must maintain full-time enrollment status during their senior year. In the senior year, students are subject to all undergraduate tuition and fee obligations minus any scholarships or other financial assistance they receive. In the fifth year, students pay a per-semester tuition as noted on the Tuition and Fees page.

Common Application

Incoming first-year students may declare this academic pathway for a number of programs. Students should select their desired combined program on the Common Application for admission to their undergraduate degree and conditional admission for their graduate degree. Students are expected to maintain a 3.30 GPA to begin this sequence in their senior year. Programs with this direct-entry option include:

  • Administration of justice and homeland security (B.A., M.S.)
  • Business administration (B.S., MBA)
  • History or political science (B.A.) and international relations (M.A.)
  • Psychology (B.A.) and behavior analysis (M.S.)

Accelerated Programs

Courses are offered in 15-week sessions. Students complete four courses in their senior year and follow a program-specific course sequence following the completion of their bachelor’s degree. In-person classes are held in the evenings.

Program Cost

Following completion of their undergraduate degree, students in an accelerated program pay the per-credit graduate tuition rate. Please see the Tuition and Fees page for more details.