Earn Your Master's Degree in One Extra Year

ODU's 4+1 Program gives undergraduate students an opportunity to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in just five academic years.

How 4+1 Works

  • You can apply to one of our 4+1 Programs during your junior year at ODU.
  • During your senior year, you’ll take graduate-level courses that meet both undergraduate elective and graduate program requirements.
  • At the end of your fourth year, you’ll receive your bachelor’s degree.
  • During your fifth year, you’ll be enrolled in graduate school full time.
  • You can choose to complete your fifth-year requirements either on campus or online.
  • Our graduate courses are designed with working professionals in mind. At ODU, you can start your career as you pursue your master's degree.

Ready to Get Started?

Click below to begin your application and take the first step toward earning your master's degree.


Admission Requirements

In order to be admitted into a 4+1 Program, you must be a current ODU student who has:

  • Completed at least 90 credit hours before the start of graduate classes.
  • Maintained a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • For MBA, completed the following prerequisite courses with a 3.0 in each course: BUS 220, BUS 240, ACT 210, ACT 220, ECN 207, ECN 208, MTH 140 & FIN 325

Available 4+1 Programs

Master of Arts in English (100% Online)

Earn your M.A. in English online, around your schedule. Enhance your professional skills, prepare for doctoral work, and earn the qualifications necessary to teach college-level courses, including courses at the high-school level through dual enrollment relationships.

  • Program completion of 18 to 24 months
  • No GRE required
  • 8-week courses
  • Start your degree anytime

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Master of Business Administration (Online or Evenings on Campus)

Ohio Dominican’s MBA program provides a comprehensive business education that stresses ethical leadership and strategic agility. 

Available 100% online, on campus or in a combination of the two formats. 

The program offers students a learning experience consistent with ODU's tradition of providing intellectual development and growth in truth and ethical perspective while advancing career readiness in the dynamic and competitive business world. 

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Master of Science in Sport Management (100% Online)

ODU's online Master of Science in Sport Management prepares students for a career in one of the fastest growing industries. Students learn to apply strategies in business, marketing, sociology, law and more to the world of sports.

To accommodate working professionals, courses are offered 100% online.

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Max Whiteside Shares His 4+1 Story

Max Whiteside shares how Ohio Dominican University's 4+1 MBA program helped prepare him for a successful career. The program allows undergraduate students to complete their master's degree in just one additional year of study.


Questions? Contact Us

Office of Graduate Admission
4+1 Programs
 (614) 251-4615