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4 + 1 Programs

Earn your Master’s faster! Take your career potential to the next level with one of Cedar Crest’s 4 + 1 bachelor’s/master’s degree programs, which prepare you for life and work in a cutting-edge market and ever-changing world.

You can earn your Master of Business Administration or Master of Education with as little as one additional year of coursework.*

4 + 1 Program Benefits

4 + 1 Program Options


Enhance a business degree or blend passion for another field with valuable business acumen by earning a Master of Business Administration with one additional year of coursework.

4 + 1 offered with undergraduate programs in:

Business Administration


To complete a 4 + 1 MBA, students in majors other than Business and Accounting must fulfill the requirements for a business minor, complete an MBA application, and submit GMAT scores by the end of their junior year. Students will need to begin their coursework in the MBA summer term that starts in May of their graduating year and complete nine credits (three classes) per term for the next four terms. 

Business and Accounting majors need to be making satisfactory academic progress in their major, a Business minor is not required for these students.

Business Administration Minor Program Requirements

Students must take at least half of the 18 credits of course work in the Department of Business, Management, and Economics at Cedar Crest College. Total Credits: 18

Course Requirements:

Plus two of the following:

All courses within the minor must be passed with a grade of C or better.


A nationwide shortage of qualified teachers has created high demand for educators with advanced degrees. Cedar Crest’s undergraduate and graduate education programs have a proven track record of job placement success.

4 + 1 offered with undergraduate programs in:

Early Childhood Education
Secondary Education*


To complete a 4 + 1 M.Ed., students must complete an application in the first semester of the junior year including two letters of recommendation and a two-page essay describing why they wish to obtain their master’s degree in Education. Upon acceptance, students will begin M.Ed. coursework in the second semester of their junior year. Some summer coursework will be required.

*Area of concentration can effect total program length. It’s important to discuss your plans with an academic advisor.

**Students who have signed up for the 4+1 in these majors will be required to take 12 graduate credits at no additional charge during their undergraduate junior and senior years in addition to the 120 credits required for their bachelor’s degree. If the addition of these credits causes a student to reach the overload credit hours max, the overload fee will be waived.


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