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 the Arts and Communication

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 

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 (Art History) to MAT Secondary Education
  • Art BA (Studio) to MAT Secondary Education: Art Certification
  • Asian Studies BA (Japanese Languages Track) to MAT Secondary Education: Japanese Language 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
  • Social Science Major (Political Science, Economics, Geography, Sociology, Psychology) with History Minor (must include American and World History) to MAT Social Science Certification

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

English (4+1 Programs)

  • English BA to MFA

Political Science (4+1 Programs)

  • Political Science BA to Master in Public Policy MPP

Sociology(4+1 Programs)

  • Sociology BA to Applied Sociology MA
  • Criminology & Criminal Justice BA to Applied Sociology MA

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

Kinesiology (3+2 Programs)

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