Accelerated Master’s Pathway

A Faster Path to Your Master’s Degree

Start earning credits toward your Master’s degree while in your Bachelor's program. Through our Accelerated Master’s Pathway, you can work on both degrees at the same time. You’ll gain advanced skills as an undergraduate and reduce your time in graduate school. If you decide to continue your education, you could save up to $4,950 and be up to six courses ahead, depending on your area of study, making your next degree that much more achievable.7 Upon completing your Master’s, you’ll enter the workforce with more education in less time.

The Accelerated Master’s Pathway is available in ten of our popular Business, Health Sciences and Nursing programs plus some specializations. Even if you’re unsure about earning your Master’s degree, this risk-free option allows you to test drive graduate education without having to commit to a Master's program.

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How It Works

See which Bachelor's programs lead to which Master’s programs. You can find out how much you could save on your Master’s based on how many courses overlap between the two programs.

 Accelerated Master's Pathway

 

Bachelor’s Program Master’s Program Number of Courses Available Potential Savings on Your Master's Degree
HEALTH SCIENCES DEGREES
Health & Wellness Bachelor’s Master of Public Health (MPH) up to 4 up to $2,820
Health & Wellness Bachelor’s Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) up to 4 up to $3,300
BUSINESS DEGREES
Healthcare Management Bachelor’s, No Specialization Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) up to 6 up to $4,950
Healthcare Management Bachelor’s, No Specialization Master of Public Health (MPH) up to 3 up to $2,115
Healthcare Management Bachelor’s, Public Health Specialization Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) up to 4 up to $3,300
Healthcare Management Bachelor’s, Public Health Specialization Master of Public Health (MPH) up to 5 up to $3,525
Human Resources and Organizational Leadership Bachelor’s Master of Human Resources Management (MHRM) up to 4 up to $3,300
Human Resources and Organizational Leadership Bachelor’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) up to 2 up to $1,650
Business Management Bachelor’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) up to 4 up to $3,300
Accounting Bachelor’s;
Marketing Bachelor’s;
Finance Bachelor’s;
Supply Chain & Logistics Management Bachelor’s
Master of Business Administration (MBA) 1 up to $825
NURSING DEGREES
RN to BSN Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - all specializations up to 2 up to $1,650
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - all specializations up to 2 up to $1,650

Am I Eligible?

To be eligible to substitute a Master’s-level course while enrolled in a Bachelor’s program you must meet the following qualifications:

  • A cumulative programmatic GPA of at least 3.0 in your current Bachelor’s program
  • 20 completed Bachelor’s credits with a grade of B or higher
  • Additional eligibility requirements apply depending on program of study

Please see full eligibility requirements within the catalog under the Eligibility to Substitute a Master's-Level Course While Enrolled in a Nursing Bachelor's Degree Program or Eligibility to Substitute a Master's-Level Course While Enrolled in a Non-Nursing Bachelor's Degree Program policies.

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“Once you get in it, it just becomes a part of who you are. It doesn't really change too much from degree to degree. The due dates stay pretty much the same, though the workload changes a bit. It's really just doing the same thing that you're already doing, but you’re continuing to further your education."

Jewel M.
Graduate, Master of Human Resources Management

Find Your Accelerated Master's Pathway

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

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  1. Number of eligible courses varies by program and ranges from one to six 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.
  6. Number of eligible courses varies by program. Time and cost savings depend on the eligible student enrolling in and completing both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree at Rasmussen University through the accelerated Master’s pathway. Completion time is dependent on transfer credits and the number of courses completed each term. The Master of Public Health degree program is not available to residents of CA and IL. Please speak to an admissions advisor for details.
  7. Time and cost savings depend on the eligible student enrolling and completing both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degree at Rasmussen University through the accelerated Master’s pathway program. Completion time is dependent on transfer credits and the number of courses completed each term. Program availability varies by campus and state, please see the Rasmussen University catalog for details.
  8. Elka Torpey, "Education pays, 2020," Career Outlook, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, June 2021. https://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2021/data-on-display/education-pays.htm
  9. Rasmussen University reserves the right to accept or deny credits according to policies outlined in the course catalog. Actual time to completion will be based upon transfer evaluation and eligibility.
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