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Tulane SoPA 4+1 Masters Programs

Tulane SoPA 4+1 Master’s degree programs provide undergraduates with an opportunity to earn a master’s degree in a single year following the completion of a bachelor’s degree. The program allows students to apply six graduate credits (two 6000- or 7000-level courses) completed during their senior year toward both the undergraduate and the master’s  degree.

During the equivalent of a student’s senior year of study, the student may take two graduate courses charged at the undergraduate rate – these are the courses will count toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees. After the first two courses, all courses taken toward the graduate degree are billed at SoPA’s graduate tuition rate, with a 20% discount, if they are taken within two years of the student’s admission to the program. After that, students pay full graduate tuition.

The 4+1 program is available to students in the following undergraduate majors:

  • Homeland Security Studies
  • Information Technology
  • Health & Wellness

Students must have completed a minimum of 30 credits toward their master’s degree by the end of the fifth (graduate) year.

Interested undergraduate students may apply during the equivalent of their junior year at SoPA. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and meet other requirements for admission to the master’s program

Students admitted to a 4+1 program may select two courses from the following graduate courses to count toward both the bachelor’s and master’s degree:

Homeland Security Studies, Emergency Management, or Security Management MPS programs:

  • HMLS 6500  Intelligence Analysis/Critical Thinking
  • HMLS 6600 Homeland Security and Approaches to Counter-Terrorism
  • HMLS 7300 Maritime and Border Security

Information Technology or Cybersecurity Management MPS programs:

  • CPST 7200  Enterprise Architecture – Software
  • CSMT 7050  Leadership for Cybersecurity Professionals
  • CPST 7900  Security & Cyber Threats for IT Managers
  • CPST 7800  Cyber Law and Policy

Health & Wellness Management MPS program:

  • KINE 6250  Leadership in Health and Wellness Professions
  • KINE 6450  Legal/Ethical Principles in Wellness Management
  • KINE 6650 Research Methods for Health and Wellness Programs

Program director approval will be required for graduate courses not on the above approved lists to serve as dual credit.