Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota has now created a more cost and time efficient way to get your bachelor’s and master’s degrees. With the new 4+1 program, students will be able to start taking classes in their second semester of their senior year that will go towards their master’s degrees. In five years, students can earn two degrees.
This way, the first semester’s cost of classes for a master’s program is incorporated into the undergraduate fees. It also means that students will be able to get their master’s degrees faster and more efficiently.
Classes will be taught by a combination of the regular faculty and working professionals. However, even though students will be taking some classes going towards their undergraduate degree and some classes going towards their graduate degree, the classes that apply towards the graduate degree will not affect the undergraduate GPA.
Dr. Thomas Marpe, Dean of Business and Technology commented saying, “Since this is new, most students are still learning about the program and understand how it would fit in their schedule. Some students who are taking 15 credits want to make sure that taking a 3 credit MBA course won’t cost them more. As long as the MBA course does not take the student over the 12-18 credit per semester then there is no additional cost to the student.
5 years and 2 degrees brochure
Students admitted to the program can start taking classes this October. Two MBA courses are starting the week of October 24th.