Accelerated Master’s Pathway

A Faster Path to Your Master’s Degree

Are you pursuing your Bachelor’s program with your sights already set on a Master’s degree? You can save time and money with the accelerated Master’s pathway. See how it feels to achieve your goals at the graduate level, and lean into your future growth and potential career path.

Or maybe you’re not sure about getting a Master’s but want to keep your options open. This is a great way to test the waters. Even if you don’t continue to a Master’s program, you’ll gain graduate-level knowledge and skills at no extra tuition cost.

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How It Works for Nursing Programs


Take Master's courses during your Bachelor’s program

The accelerated Master’s pathway is available in our Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and RN to BSN programs. Take up to two Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) courses that count toward your Bachelor's degree, and start that much further ahead if you decide to continue with your education.

  • Complete up to two graduate-level courses during your Bachelor’s program, saving up to eight credits on your MSN
  • Start one full quarter ahead in your MSN program, and finish in as few as 15 months5
  • Save up to $1,650 on your MSN degree5

How It Works for Business and Health Sciences Programs


Take Master's courses during your Bachelor’s program

The accelerated Master’s pathway is available in eight of our popular Business and Health Science Bachelor's programs, including some specializations. When it comes to choosing which Master’s courses to take, an admissions advisor can help you determine which of our five Master’s programs would be the natural next step to match your goals.

  • Complete up to four graduate-level courses during your Bachelor’s program, saving up to 16 credits on your Master’s degree
  • Finish your Master’s in as little as one year after your Bachelor’s2
  • Save up to $3,300 by the time you complete your Master’s degree1

Why Rasmussen University

Earn Your Degree Faster and Smarter

Online Empowered Learning™

Our online degrees are flexible, affordable and provide full access to our campus resources and support. Empowered Learning allows you to learn by doing, manage your pace and stay connected with faculty and peers.

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Knowledge Credit™

You can save time and money through transfer credits, credit for prior learning and $99 self-directed assessments by showing you already have the knowledge for a particular course and don't need to take it.

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Support with Every Step

From award-winning library and learning services to experienced faculty, career support and student advisors, we provide a variety of resources to help you reach your goals and pursue your career.

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Find Your Accelerated Master's Pathway

Use the filter below to find the Bachelor's degree program that best fits your goals. The following Bachelor's degree programs are available with the accelerated Master's pathway option for qualified students.

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  1. Number of eligible courses varies by program and ranges from one to four courses. Time and cost savings depend on the eligible student enrolling and completing both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Rasmussen University through the accelerated Master’s pathway program. The Master of Public Health degree program is not available to residents of CA, CT, IL, NY or RI. Please speak to an admissions advisor for details.
  2. Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
  3. Number of eligible courses varies by program and ranges from one to two courses. Time and cost savings are dependent on the eligible student enrolling and completing both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Rasmussen University through the accelerated Master’s pathway. Completion time is dependent on the number of transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term. Please speak to an admissions advisor for details.
  4. Completion time is dependent on the number of courses completed each term.
  5. Number of eligible courses varies by program and ranges from one to two courses. Time and cost savings are dependent on the eligible student enrolling and completing both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Rasmussen University through the accelerated Master’s pathway. MSN completion time is dependent on the number of courses completed each term. Please speak to an admissions advisor for details.
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