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Accelerated 4+1 Master’s Program

  $10,000 in savings |   Complete in One Year |   Available to all SoPA Majors |   Transfer Students Eligible

Tulane SoPA Accelerated 4+1 Master's program provides undergraduates an opportunity to earn a master’s degree in one year following the completion of their bachelor’s degree. Whether you are a current Tulane SoPA undergraduate or transferring into SoPA from elsewhere, the Accelerated 4+1 Master’s program allows you to complete your master’s degree in one year with an additional 20% tuition discount, saving you over $10,000.

Eligible Graduate Degrees

Students enrolled in any SoPA major are eligible to enroll in the Accelerated 4+1 Master’s program in any of SoPA’s nine graduate degrees.

MS in Cybersecurity Management

  • Gain the knowledge needed to support IT security for businesses, government, and nonprofit organizations.
  • 33 graduate credit hours.
  • Students not enrolled in the BS in IT must complete prerequisites approved by program director.
  • Learn more.

MPS in Emergency Management

  • Develop the strategic and analytical skills to plan for and prevent emergencies within complex organizations such as corporations, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.
  • 11 graduate courses. 9 core, 1 elective, 1 capstone.
  • Learn more.

MS in Health & Wellness Management

  • Complete 10 graduate courses comprising five core 600-level courses and four 700-level courses, and an internship. No thesis is required.
  • Learn more.

MPS in Homeland Security Studies

  • Prepare to work in the fields of emergency management, intelligence analysis, counterterrorism analysis, cyber security, border protection and security, and infrastructure protection at all levels of government and in the private sector.
  • 11 graduate courses. 7 core, 3 electives, 1 capstone.
  • Learn more.

Master of Liberal Arts

  • Develop critical thinking and communication skills through a tailored program of study built around your interests.
  • 30 credit hours.
  • Learn more.

MS in Information Technology Management

  • Learn to address critical needs effectively by integrating technology throughout organizations.
  • 30 credit hours.
  • Students not enrolled in the BS in IT must complete prerequisites approved by program director.
  • Learn more.

Master of Public Administration

  • Complete 12 graduate courses, including six core courses, five electives (which may be in an area of concentration), and one capstone course.
  • Learn more.

MPS in Security Management

  • Prepare for leadership roles in security and risk management within corporations, hospitals, athletic events, schools, and universities.
  • 11 graduate courses. 9 core, 1 elective, 1 capstone.
  •  Learn more.

MS in Sport Studies

  • Earn an MS in Sport Studies by completing coursework in two certificate programs, plus two required core courses, for a total of 30 credits.
  • Learn more.

Cost & Savings

Students can complete their master’s degree in one year and save over $10,000.


  • Student must have earned 75 credits towards a bachelor’s degree, including 15 credits in the major
  • Must have a current GPA of at least 3.0 or higher
  • Some programs may require an essay, resume, or interview.  Check with the Program Director for specific requirements.

Admissions Process for Current Students

  • Student meets with the Program Director for the specific graduate program of interest for approval to apply.
  • Student fills out the application for the graduate program of interest and has the Program Director sign the 4+1 dual enrollment form.
  • Program Director approves application for admission to a SoPA master’s degree program.

Admissions Process for Transfer and PTK Students

  • Prospective student fills out the Tulane SoPA undergraduate application and indicates that they are interested in the accelerated masters.
  • Upon acceptance, student meets with Micahla Williams, Director of Advising, to discuss next steps once the student earns a total of 75 credits in the undergraduate program.

Transfer students will be accepted into the Accelerated 4+1 Program once they have earned 75 credits towards a bachelor’s degree, including 15 credits in the major.

Accelerated 4+1 Master’s Courses

Upon admission, the student may take two, pre-approved, graduate courses charged at the undergraduate rate. The program allows students enrolled in any Tulane SoPA undergraduate program to count two graduate courses (two 6000- or 7000-level courses) completed during their senior year to both their undergraduate and master’s degrees.

The student may also take two additional graduate courses during undergraduate study at the graduate rate (exceeding the required 120 credit hours of the bachelor’s) to count toward the master’s degree.

Students must complete the bachelor’s degree in order to officially start the master’s program. After the first two courses, all courses taken toward the graduate degree are billed at SoPA’s graduate tuition rate, plus a 20% tuition discount for two years after the student is admitted. After two years, students pay full SoPA graduate tuition.

The Accelerated 4+1 Master’s program is available to all Tulane students in SoPA majors.

Program director approval is required to register for graduate courses as an undergraduate student, and will also be required for graduate courses to serve as dual credit.

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