SUNY Oswego offers five-year programs and 4+1 pathways to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree over a five year time frame. Students who identify these interests early will receive guided advisement throughout their undergraduate years that can save them time and money.


Benefits of Five-year Programs

Reduced undergraduate credit requirements
» Savings of up to $3,000 in overall tuition costs
» Specialized graduate advisement throughout the five years
» Seamless progression into graduate coursework
» Entrance exam (GMAT) requirement waiver*

* Must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA each semester and meet for routine advisement.

** Please note students enrolled in any five-year program will receive both degrees upon completion of the fifth year with significant tuition savings (typically between $1,000 to $3,000). This precludes them from eligibility for the four-year Oswego Graduation ROI.

B.S. & M.B.A. - Accounting 
Students in this program will meet the requirements of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. In addition, this program is registered with the NYS Education Department for candidates seeking admission to the Uniform CPA Examination.

B.A. & M.B.A. - Broadcasting and Mass Communication/ Business Administration 
This program is designed for students interested in leadership positions within the media industry. Students will be prepared to advance into media management by combining a strong foundation of the media landscape with business acumen.

B.A. & M.B.A. - Psychology/Business Administration 
Psychology is highly relevant to the performance of a business. This interdisciplinary program will provide students with an understanding of human cognition combined with best business practices to prepare for a multitude of leadership and management positions.

B.A. & M.A. - Psychology/Human-Computer Interaction 
This multidisciplinary program is offered jointly by the Department of Psychology and the Human-Computer Interaction program (HCI). Graduates of this program will have an understanding of the human mind and human relationships with advanced technology to give a well-rounded, sophisticated skill set.

4+1 Pathways

The Oswego Advantage

Excellent funding opportunities

SUNY Oswego offers more than $500,000 in funding through graduate assistantships, scholarships and fellowships helping to make graduate education easier and more affordable than ever.

Bachelor Plus

Eligible undergraduates can take up to six credits of graduate coursework for graduate credit, during their last semester, at undergraduate prices.

Graduate application fee waiver

For current students that meet with the graduate admissions counselor, the graduate application fee will be waived ($65).

Guided Advisement and Support

Students will receive specialized advisement as soon as they indicate interest in any of our five-year programs and 4+1 pathways guaranteeing them support through the process.

Pathway to » M.S.
Biomedical and Health Informatics
This program allows students from any undergraduate program to pursue the master’s degree. Graduates of this master’s program will be prepared to analyze, design, and utilize today’s advanced information technology to create more efficient and effective healthcare environments.

Pathway to » M.B.A.
Business Administration
This program allows students majoring in business administration or students from any undergraduate major but also minoring in business administration the opportunity to complete their M.B.A. in one additional year of study at SUNY Oswego.

Pathway to » M.A.
Human-Computer Interaction
Students from all majors are welcome to pursue the master’s in human-computer interaction. This program integrates concepts and methods from computer science, psychology, graphic design, and the social sciences culminating in user-centered tactics used to design and evaluate websites, mobile apps, computer games and software.

Pathway to » M.A.
Strategic Communication
Students from all majors are welcome to pursue the master’s in strategic communication. This program examines communication strategies across social media, health, and organizational contexts.

Pathways to » Education

M.S.T. - Initial Certification
This program is for students that did not major in education but wish to pursue teaching as a career and leads to initial certification. Students from a variety of undergraduate programs can seamlessly transition into the M.S.T. program upon completion of their bachelor’s degree. Pre-admission advisement done as early as junior year will aid in ensuring prerequisites are met.

M.S.Ed. - Professional Certification
This program is for students majoring in education who wish to obtain their master’s degree in curriculum and instruction.

M.A.T. - Art Education
This program offers students with an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts to continue on to complete a master’s in education for those wishing to teach art in schools at all grade levels.

Special Education
For students majoring in education, this option allows them to stay for a one-year Master’s in special education. At the completion of the five years they will have teacher certification in both their general education (childhood or adolescence), along with special education.

Technology Education
Undergraduate students in technology education can complete their master’s requirement for professional certification with one additional year at SUNY Oswego. This program will give students a deeper understanding of technology and how to help apply technical understanding in the classroom.