The University of Dallas offers 4+1 programs in which students can earn both their
Bachelor’s and their Master’s degrees in as few as five years.
Why the 4+1 Program?
- Save money – Since graduate degree program charges are assessed on a per credit hour basis, your
completion of graduate hours as part of your regular full-time undergraduate schedule
(up to 18 hours per semester) lessens the number of hours you will pay for as you
complete your Master’s degree.
- Save time – By enrolling in the 4+1 program, you will begin taking graduate level courses during
your undergraduate studies. This type of dual enrollment will save you 6-12 months
in time to completion of your master’s program when compared to regular graduate applicants.
- Complement your UD Undergraduate Degree – You can enroll in a 4+1 program that is highly related or unrelated to your UD undergraduate
major. The 4+1 degree can help you expand the depth or breadth of your knowledge to
empower your personal and professional goals.
Available 4+1 Programs
The 4+1 programs are available in both the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts
and the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business.
To get started...
- Fill out the 4+1 Interest Form.
- Once you have completed the 4+1 Declaration Form, you will be assigned a Graduate
Advisor/Director. Your Graduate Advisor/Director will work with you to ensure that
you complete the appropriate graduate level courses, and advise you on GPA and other
program requirements, during the remainder of your undergraduate program.
- Complete the application to your chosen Braniff or Gupta graduate program in the first
semester of your senior year.
- Complete the Braniff 4+1 Application
- Complete the Gupta 4+1 Application
- Your application will be reviewed by the appropriate Graduate Admissions Committee.
Acceptance letters will be sent via email.
- Submit the Offer Acceptance Form to confirm your plans to enroll in the graduate portion
of the 4+1 program.
- Refer to your acceptance letter for Offer Acceptance submission instructions.
- You must submit a 4+1 Declaration Form in order to receive the 4+1 benefits. Students who do not submit a 4+1 Declaration
Form before beginning their final undergraduate semester will not be considered for
- You may defer your admission to the graduate portion of your 4+1 program for up to
one year after completing your undergraduate studies.
- You may transfer up to 12 graduate credit hours taken during your undergraduate studies
into your graduate program. You must have received a “B” or better in each graduate
level course in order for the classes to be considered transferable.
- While there is no minimum GPA requirement to apply to one of the 4+1 programs, students
with at least a 3.66 GPA in undergraduate courses after completing 90 undergraduate
credits may count 6 credit hours of the graduate coursework they have taken towards
their undergraduate degree as well; these 6 hours will “double count” for both the
undergraduate and graduate degrees.