Five-Year Baccalaureate/Master’s Programs
Monmouth University’s Five-Year Baccalaureate/Master’s Programs are designed for students who want to increase their knowledge and skills before entering the workforce. In a competitive business environment, having a master’s degree can lead to higher-level positions, more responsibility, and greater earning potential.
The Five-Year Program also allows students to complete their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in five years, thus reducing full-time graduate study to approximately three semesters. Students begin graduate work in their senior year.
We currently offer five-year programs in the following academic areas:
- Minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.25
- Minimum combined critical reading, math, and writing SAT of 1600
- Meet regular standards for admission to the University
Here's how it works:
- Applicants need to indicate interest in the Five-Year Program on their application for admission. Students will be notified upon acceptance to Monmouth if they are eligible for the program. The Five-Year Program is only available for full-time, first-semester freshmen.
- Upon acceptance into the Five-Year Program, you will be assigned an advisor who will help you through the entire program.
- At the completion of your sophomore year at Monmouth University, you must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and a 3.00 GPA in your major.
- At the completion of your junior year, you must have 96 credits completed and a 3.00 GPA within your major.
- Before the completion of your senior year, you must submit your online Graduate School admission application by the May 1 deadline; social work applicants must apply by March 15. You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 and meet the requirements for your intended graduate program.
- At the completion of your senior year, if you have completed your undergraduate requirements for graduation, you will participate in the University’s Commencement program and receive your bachelor’s degree.
- Business, history, public policy, Education, English and software engineering students will begin their graduate program in the summer session. Social work, criminal justice, and computer science students will begin in the fall semester.
- The Graduate School application fee, recommendation letters, and essay requirements will be waived.
- For the BSBA/MBA program, student must complete the following courses with a grade of "B" or better: BE 201, BE 202, BM 250, BA 251, BE 251, BM 350, BK 250.
- Each student in the program will be assigned an advisor in their major.
- First-year students who were offered entry into the Five-Year Program at the time of admission to Monmouth and have completed fewer than 30 credits may enroll in the Five-Year Program by contacting Kevin Roane, Director of Graduate Admission, at email@example.com.
- For the BSW/MSW program, a positive recommendation for Advanced Standing from the BSW Program Director after the interview is required in the the fourth year to continue in the MSW program.
- For more information about Monmouth University’s Five-Year Programs, please contact the Undergraduate Admission Office at 732-571-3456.
- Students in the five-year program who are currently residing in University-sponsored housing are eligible to participate in the housing selection process to live in University sponsored housing during their fifth year.