Accelerated Programs

William Paterson University offers a number of accelerated programs to help students achieve their goal of receiving their master's degree in a quicker time frame.

College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Communication (4+1 Programs)

  • Communication Studies BS to Professional Communication MA
  • Broadcast Journalism BA to Professional Communication MA
  • Journalism BA to Professional Communication MA
  • Public Relations BA to Professional Communication MA
  • Media Studies BA to Professional Communication MA

Click here to fill out the MA in Professional Communication Intention Form 

Music (4+1 Programs)

  • Jazz Studies (Performance) BM to Jazz Performance MM
  • Jazz Studies (Performance) BM to Jazz Arranging and Composing MM

Click here to fill out the MM in Jazz Intention Form 

English (4+1 Programs)

  • English BA to MFA

Cotsakos College of Business (4+1 programs)

  • Accounting BS to Master of Business Administration
  • Finance BS to Master of Business Administration
  • Global Business BS to Master of Business Administration
  • Management BS to Master of Business Administration
  • Marketing BS to Master of Business Administration
  • Financial Planning BS to Master of Business Administration
  • Any major at WP with the following courses completed with grade of B or better: ACCT 2110, ECON 2010, ECON 2020, ECON 2100, ECON 2110, FIN 3200, MGT 2000, MKT 2100 (Business minor + 2 extra courses).

College of Education (4+1 programs)

  • Art BA (Studio) to MAT Secondary Education: Art Certification
  • Biology BS (Ecology, General or Physiology & Behavior Track)
  • Chemistry BS to MAT Secondary Education: Chemistry Certification
  • Chemistry BS with Physics Minor to MAT Secondary Education: Physical Science Certification
  • Earth Science to MAT Secondary Education: Earth Science Certification
  • English BA (Education Track) to MAT Secondary Education: English Certification
  • History BA to MAT Secondary Education: Social Science Certification
  • Mathematics BA or BS to MAT Secondary Education: Mathematics Certification
  • Music (Performance) BM to MAT Secondary Education: Music Certification
  • Spanish BA to MAT Secondary Education: Spanish Language Certification

College of Science and Health

Biology (4+1 Programs)

  • Biology BS to Biotechnology MS
  • Biotechnology BS to Biotechnology MS

Mathematical Sciences (4+1 Programs)

  • Mathematics BS to Applied Mathematics MS

Nursing (1+2 Programs)

  • RN to BSN to MSN

Click here to fill out the RN to MSN Intention Form 

Kinesiology (3+2 Programs)

  • Sport Medicine BS to Athletic Training MS 3+2: