Dual Graduate & Undergraduate Degrees

Accelerated Master’s Programs

Accelerated master’s programs enable exceptional, advanced undergraduates to apply for admission early and meet requirements for the master’s degree in an expedited manner. The programs are highly demanding intellectually, require early commitment to a discipline, and necessitate careful planning. 

The Graduate School offers combined degree programs in the following disciplines: chemistry, comparative literary studies, economics, French, linguistics, plant biology and conservation, public health and all departments in the McCormick School except Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences.  Interested students should consult The Graduate School's website for application and degree requirements. 

The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law offers a coordinated bachelor’s degree/master of science in law degree program for Weinberg College and McCormick School students in STEM fields. More information is available from the MSL program.

Students in Medill who exhibit exceptional ability in undergraduate work may apply to that school’s graduate division for early admission to the graduate journalism program. This program allows students to qualify for BSJ and MSJ degrees in 12 to 15 quarters of full-time study.  More information is available from the Medill Office of Graduate Admissions.