Accelerated 4+1 degree programs
You can accomplish a lot in five years
Pursue a master’s degree in less time and with less financial commitment.
Designed for the dedicated and driven Fulton Schools student, accelerated 4+1 programs combine advanced undergraduate course work with graduate course work, enabling students to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree within five years.
The accelerated 4+1 degree program offers our top undergraduate students the flexibility to begin taking classes toward their master’s degree during their senior year of undergraduate studies. You can use six credit hours towards both your bachelor’s and master’s degrees to shorten the time it takes to earn a master’s degree.
|If you're enrolled in||Consider a 4+1 in|
|Construction management (BS)||Construction Management (MS)|
|Construction engineering (BSE)||Construction Engineering (MSE)|
|Civil, environmental and sustainable engineering (BSE)||Civil, environmental and sustainable engineering (MS)
Construction Engineering (MSE)
Students in the construction management program will work towards a MS in Construction Management degree. Students in the construction engineering program will work towards a MSE. in Construction Engineering degree. Students in the Civil, environmental and sustainable engineering program will work towards either a MS in Civil, environmental and sustainable engineering degree or a MSE. in Construction Engineering Degree.
The MS in Construction Management requires one of the following: 24 hours of coursework and six hours of thesis, 27 hours of course work and three hours of applied project, or 30 hours of coursework and a written comprehensive exam.
The MSE. in Construction Engineering requires 30 hours of coursework and a comprehensive exam.
The MS in Civil, Environmental, and Sustainable Engineering requires one of the following: 24 hours of coursework and six hours of thesis, 27 hours of course work and three hours of applied project, or 30 hours of coursework and a written comprehensive exam.
Contact the graduate advisor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at 480-965-0595 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any other questions you may have.
- 90 credit hours completed towards a bachelor’s degree
- Taking two junior-level classes
- Cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher
- Construction Management only: Enrolled in the Construction Management program for a minimum of two semesters.
Applying to the program
Students must apply for admission to the program through the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment (SSEBE) and Graduate Admissions. The SSEBE application is a paper application; Graduate Admissions uses an online application. The SSEBE application must be reviewed prior to completing the online application with Graduate Admissions. Both applications must be received before your file will be reviewed for admittance.
Priority application deadlines are March 15 for the fall semester and November 15 for the spring semester. You must be admitted by our School and The Graduate Education Office before the first day of classes when you plan to share—double count—courses.
Submit the following documents to the Advising Center in CAVC 437:
- The paper application form for your degree program
- Complete the Pre-Admission Credits form (PDF). The Pre-Admission Credits form identifies which two courses you plan to share between the bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Review the list of approved shared courses and the course requirements of your graduate program to determine which courses you will double count.
- Civil, environmental and sustainable engineering only (optional): You may also wish to work with your advisor to complete a preliminary plan of study.
Graduate Admissions application
Once notified please apply online at students.asu.edu/graduate/apply
- Pay application fee
- Personal statement. Your personal statement will be uploaded as a Word or PDF file and should be no more than two pages (12-point font size) and includes:
- your goals and objectives in applying to the accelerated bachelor’s/master’s program
- your accomplishments
- your career goals
- why you are applying
- why you feel qualified for the accelerated degree program
- Faculty letters of recommendation. You will be prompted for the name, title and email address for each of your three recommenders. ASU will contact your recommenders by email to request their letters electronically. The letters will be shared with SSEBE for review.
Construction Management only: At least one recommender should be a Construction Management faculty member.