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One-Year Master’s Program

Whether you are hoping to enter the work force, elevate your career, or simply get the most out of your time in school, Thomas College makes it possible to advance faster.

Earn your master’s degree in just one year.

At Thomas College, we offer flexible and innovative graduate degrees in a range of fields. After earning your bachelor’s degree at Thomas College, you can pursue your master’s degree in a one-year, full-time, online or in-person graduate program with all the perks of a residential student experience.

Students pursuing a One-Year Master’s may live on campus or commute, and we offer generous scholarships for both pathways.


You could increase your lifetime earning potential by 13% with a master’s degree and stand out in the process. In fact, only 14% of Americans have an advanced degree.

Our One-Year Master’s will position you to: advance faster in your career, set yourself apart when applying for jobs, experience increased earning potential, and enjoy Thomas College career services for life.

“I decided to complete a graduate degree at Thomas College in order to play another season of softball while expanding my network and career opportunities. This degree has provided me with the qualifications necessary to explore a multitude of different industries.”

Bailey Dunphy ’21, M.B.A. ’22  
B.S. in Communications – PR/Marketing 

How It Works

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Opting Into a One-Year Masters

Any Thomas College student who would like to continue their studies with a master’s degree may opt into the One-Year Master’s Program. There is a non-binding option on the application for undergraduate admission to indicate your interest in this program.

Eligible students in full-time graduate programs are encouraged to participate in campus life and take advantage of student clubs, recreation, and varsity athletics.

3+1 Program

Students interested in advancing faster can be accepted into the 3+1 Program as Kiest-Morgan Scholars, completing their bachelor’s degree in three years and a master’s degree in the fourth year.

Entering first-year students with a minimum GPA of 3.4 and a record of rigorous coursework will be identified as candidates for this program during our selection process. If you’re interested, be sure to indicate this when completing your application.