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Dual-Degree Programs

In today’s competitive market, a graduate degree is often the key to your success. We understand that making the transition from undergraduate to graduate study can be overwhelming, expensive and time-consuming — which is why we developed our industry-leading dual-degree programs to give you a clear path from the very beginning to achieve your goals.

Benefits of dual-degree programs

Accelerated dual-degree programs enable you to earn your undergraduate and graduate degrees in the most efficient and economical way possible. This approach to earning your degrees improves on traditional higher education models by focusing on rigorous, interdisciplinary and experiential learning.

  • Save time and money: You’ll complete your degrees sooner, save on tuition costs and enter the workforce at least one year earlier

  • Competitive career positioning: Your graduate degree will give you an advantage in a competitive landscape.

  • Scholarships: Your scholarships will be available throughout your master’s degree program.*

  • Dynamic living experience: You can choose to live within a Living-Learning Community cohort.

  • Dedicated guidance: You will partner with the director of the program within the school, who will also act as your academic adviser.

  • Experiential learning: You’ll have access to special programming and networking opportunities for program students.

The numbers are clear, and the benefits are obvious: the combined value of reduced program costs and average starting salary upon entering the labor market one year early is approximately $100,000.

Course overload fees are waived during the Fall and Spring semesters for students in accelerated dual-degree programs up to 19 credits per term (or up to 20 credits per term for up to two semesters for students engaging in a study abroad program). Summer and/or January term courses may be required to earn the accelerated graduate degree and are also offered at no cost to students in accelerated dual-degree programs.**

*This only applies to the one graduate program associated with your chosen dual-degree.

**Not to exceed a seven-credit limit per Summer (Summer 1 and Summer 2 combined) or a three-credit limit per January term in which you enroll in courses. Any additional credits in a Summer or January term will have associated credit hour costs. Please see the tuition and fee schedule on the webpage for specific costs per program.

Exceeding academic and professional expectations

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The Accelerated Dual-Degree Difference

Anya Grondalski '23, MS '24, recognized that we offered her the education and necessary skills to enter the workforce with real-world experiences and an advanced degree. Through the accelerated, dual-degree program, she is earning both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in just four years.

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Recognized Among the Top

A Best National University

U.S. News & World Report names Quinnipiac among the best national universities in the nation.

Best College

The Princeton Review ranks Quinnipiac among the top 388 colleges in the country.

Top College

Forbes recognizes Quinnipiac as one of America's Top Colleges.

In their words

Jacqueline Waite '17, MBA '18, reached new heights overseas when she studied abroad in London as part of the BS/MBA dual-degree program.

Jacqueline Waite ’17, MBA ’18

BS in Computer Information Systems/Master of Business Administration (3+1)

Jacqueline Waite ’17, MBA ’18, said that her program’s additional workload helped her develop time-management skills. She also credits her individual courses with connecting her work inside the classroom to real-world scenarios. “In my capstone class, we are building a functioning database and website for a real client,” Waite explained. “Mentioning the different projects I’ve worked on to recruiters has helped me land two internships with Fidelity Investments in Boston.”

Matthew Allen, '19, MS '20, was a Division I athlete on the cross country team.

Matthew Allen '19, MS '20, Division I athlete

BS in Film, Television and Media Arts/MS in Interactive Media (3+1)

“The thing that I like most about this program is that it is a way for me as a student coming out of college to stand out to employers. I believe that coming out of college in four years with a master’s degree will help to show my future employer that I am dedicated and hard working.”

Seth Pachman ’16, DPT ’20, takes a break after volunteering in the medical tent at the New York City Marathon.

Seth Pachman ’16, DPT ’20

BS in Athletic Training/Doctor of Physical Therapy

“Quinnipiac not only gave me the psychomotor skills to work in a chaotic environment, but also provided me with the confidence, professionalism and critical thinking tools to succeed,” said Seth Pachman ’16, DPT ’20. He worked on the medical team at the finish line of the New York City Marathon.

Physician assistant Christina Notarino '12, MHS '14, examines her pediatric patient during a well-visit at Children's Medical Group in Hamden, CT.

Christina Notarino '12, MHS '14

BS in Health Sciences/Master of Health Science Physician Assistant

“I chose Quinnipiac due to its outstanding reputation in the medical field. Quinnipiac showed me how hard work and dedication are essential to successfully entering the ‘real world.’ Being able to find a great college and my dream job just 10 miles away from my hometown means everything to me.