Graduating with a master’s degree is a surefire way to snag higher paying, more specialized positions early on in your career.

Our affordable dual degree and accelerated master's programs transition you into our nationally acclaimed Graduate School of Education or Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences as an undergrad, and put you on track to earn your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in as few as five years.

Not to mention, you could save up to 85 percent on your graduate tuition. Need more reasons to apply? Read on.

Why consider a dual degree?

You'll save time.

Knock out required grad courses as an undergrad and complete both degrees in as few as five years, and you won’t have to worry about taking time off of work to return to grad school later on.

You'll save money.

You'll take graduate-level courses in your junior and senior years, which are included in your undergraduate tuition. If you earn your bachelor’s degree from Lesley, you also qualify for 12 free graduate credits through The Lesley Dividend award. As a result, dual degree and accelerated master's degree students save about 43% to 85% on their graduate tuition, depending on the program.

You'll open doors.

With a master’s degree, you’ll have the skills and real-world experiences you need to qualify for a wider range of opportunities. By choosing to specialize in a new area, such as English as a Second Language, nonfiction writing, or human resources management, you’ll create even more possibilities.

Up to 85% less money
how completing a dual degree or accelerated master's could help you save on tuition
5-6 years
the average time it takes to complete an accelerated dual degree
$11,700
the amount most Lesley bachelor’s degree students who earn their master’s degrees here will save through the Lesley Dividend

Explore dual degree and accelerated master's degree options.

We offer accelerated bachelor’s/master’s degree programs that span academic areas across our Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences and Graduate School of Education.

In a dual degree program, you'll receive both degrees at the same time (one diploma) once you complete the requirements for the master's degree program. In an accelerated master's degree program, you'll receive your bachelor's degree once you complete the requirements for the undergraduate program and you'll receive your master's degree once you complete the requirements for the graduate program.