PlusOne Accelerated Master’s Program

Earn your Master's in Criminal Justice in one semester!

The PlusOne Accelerated Master’s Program provides students with the opportunity to start earning a master’s degree while pursuing undergraduate education. Northeastern undergraduates of any major can complete up to 16 graduate credits during their junior and senior years and apply those credits toward both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree.

PlusOne Eligibility and Program Outline


Students must have an overall minimum 3.0 GPA. Those with an overall GPA of at least 3.25 are eligible for direct entry. Students must have completed or be enrolled in:

Upon admission, most students take two of the required master’s courses and two elective courses while an undergraduate, and then complete the two remaining required courses and two additional electives as a master’s student. All required courses and several elective courses are also offered online to provide additional flexibility.

How to Apply


Interested undergraduates should first make an appointment with the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice Undergraduate Academic Advisor (Heather Cullen, or 617.373.4145) and then with the Graduate Program Director (Gregory Zimmerman, or 617.373.7065) at the earliest opportunity to make sure the program is the right fit. Early contact and ongoing advising are key to successful PlusOne programs.

Prior to the start of their junior year, eligible students can download and complete the PlusOne Internal Admission Application. Submit this form, along with any additional required materials, to the College of Social Science and Humanities Graduate School, 180 Renaissance Park. Students will be notified of the Graduate Admissions Committee decision within one month of completing their application.

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