BS/MBS 4+1 Program

*This is only available to current Rutgers undergraduate students*

Please Note: You can apply for this program through the Graduate Admissions website. Please go here to apply.

Are you a Rutgers undergraduate interested in getting a jump start on your graduate education?

The Master of Business & Science is a Professional Science Master’s degree combining graduate science and business courses. Students choose a particular science discipline that is then paired with a business curriculum. This exciting professional degree combines the best parts of an MS and MBA degree.

Exceptional Rutgers undergraduate students have the opportunity to enroll in the PSM program as a “BS/MBS student” to earn both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in a shorter period of time and at a reduced cost.

BS/MBS programs are arrangements whereby undergraduates apply in the 2nd semester of their junior year for a Master’s degree and, if admitted, are allowed to take excess credits in their senior year that would be counted towards their Master’s degree. These programs are known as "4+1" programs at Rutgers. Although students can complete the program in 1 year, students are encouraged to gain work experience; to complete the program part-time while working full time.

Students must meet the following criteria to be considered:

  • DEADLINE: July 15th or December 1st (May or January graduate, respectively)
  • Students must apply a year before they graduate. (Most students apply in the spring semester of their junior year **)
  • Maintain a GPA of 3.2 or above in their science major and overall.
  • Submit an essay up to 500 words on their interest in the program and future career plans
  • Complete 90 credits by the end of their sixth semester
  • Submit an official copy of their transcript
  • Choose an MBS concentration and interview with an MBS Program advisor or the Director of the PSM Program.
  • Submit one (1) letter of recommendation from a professor in their major

** For those who are completing their Junior Year in December, please contact our office for further information.

Advantages of the 4+1 Program:

  • Once accepted into the PSM program, students can transfer up to 12 credits from their undergraduate to their graduate studies, provided:
    • They are in excess of the required 120 credits for their undergraduate degree (128 credits for Biotechnology undergraduate students)
    • Students obtain a grade of B or better in each course
  • Students can take up to two (2) graduate-level (400 level or above) courses in each semester of their senior year
    • These should be science courses. 4+1 students will be eligible to take MBS business courses upon completion of their undergraduate degree.
  • Six of the 12 credits can be “double-counted”; i.e. they can count towards both the Bachelor’s degree and the Master’s degree
  • Students are charged the undergraduate tuition rate for graduate courses taken during the fall and spring semesters of their senior year.

Please go to to submit your online application and documents.

For more information on the BS/MBS, please contact the PSM Program office: (848) 445-5117