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Accelerated Programs
for Current FSC Students

Put yourself on the fast-track!

Florida Southern offers multiple paths for accelerating your education. The 4+1 series gives every FSC student opportunities to set themselves apart and go further.

4+1 Series:
Begin your graduate studies as a college senior

Our exclusive 4+1 accelerated programs are designed to meet the needs of our most ambitious students.

The Way it Works

If you know that you want to earn a master’s degree immediately after college, our 4+1 series of programs allow you to pave the path toward a master’s or professional degree quickly — saving you both time and money. During your junior year at FSC, you can apply for early admission into the master’s program of your choice participating in the 4+1 series program. 

When accepted, students can take graduate courses as their undergraduate electives during their senior year. This allows for a much faster path toward the completion of their graduate degree. Our programs are top-ranked and many of our students credit their professional success to the academics that challenged and rewarded them.

Choose One

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4+1 I/O Psychology

The Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology program is designed to prepare students for meaningful careers in the field through understanding and applying psychological principles to the workplace.

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4+1 MAT

You can earn a highly regarded MAT degree at one of the top graduate teaching programs in the U.S. — at an affordable cost. Partnerships with local Polk County schools provide opportunities to assist with job placement upon completing your degree.

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4+1 MBA

As one of the most innovative business schools in the country, Florida Southern offers a Master of Business Administration (MBA) program that delivers rigorous academics through an engaged learning approach.

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4+1 MEd

The Master of Education program provides the next level of skills and credentials possessed by accomplished teachers seeking to advance a career in education and enhance their knowledge in curriculum and instruction. Limited to Education majors only.

Early or 4+1 MAcc

Currently enrolled accounting students are able to take advantage of two accelerated Master of Accountancy (MAcc) options. After earning 93 credit hours and achieving senior status, current accounting students are eligible to start graduate coursework. Limited to Accounting majors only.

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Meet Our Mocs

Danielle Guida, MEd

Danielle Guida

MEd Student

I love being able to continue my education at Florida Southern College with the most incredible faculty members. It is so easy to communicate with them and I know they are always there to support me. I have already become a more reflective and effective educator because of this program. I look forward to seeing how my teaching practices improve over the course of this degree.
Carley Fischer, MEd

Carley Fischer

MEd Student

I selected this program because I completed my undergrad at Florida Southern. I knew, first hand, how phenomenal the Education program is and wanted to continue with it during my graduate studies. Additionally, the course content appealed to me because of its relevance in today’s classrooms and fresh perspective on teaching.
Dakota Veal, MEd

Dakota Veal

MEd Student

The School of Education at FSC is so welcoming and supportive for all students. I knew I wanted to stay at FSC and earn a master’s degree. Enrolling in the 4+1 degree program allows me to continue the momentum of furthering my education after earning my bachelor’s degree in elementary education.

Marissa Mengelkoch

MBA Student

I chose Florida Southern's 4+1 MBA Program because I was able to get a few graduate-level courses done during my undergraduate enrollment. This allowed me to save money and time, as I now only have 1 year left in the traditional 2 year program.

Thomas Horton

The FSC MBA program has exceeded all expectations. The professors are friendly, knowledgeable and easy to talk to. The program itself is challenging, but the professors are there to support their students and guide them through any complexity. Dr. Lewellyn has been fantastic, and I have always felt very clear about what steps I need to take to best set myself up for the future.
Cameron Webb

Cameron Webb

We got to see how the distribution process works for Publix, Walmart, and Target, and how they ship out all these orders on time while working around the issue of breakage in their warehouse. This is something you don’t think about in class but rather learn in the field.

Rea Joerger

Florida Southern’s Accounting program and faculty aided me in preparing, networking and ultimately securing a job with one of the Big 4 Accounting Firms. The experience of all the accounting professors goes far beyond the classroom, which has assisted and inspired me throughout my education.

Daphne Compere

My favorite aspect of FSC’s accounting program is the small intimate classrooms and all the supportive accounting professors. During my time here, I was able to secure an internship at Adamson+Co, an accounting firm in Winter Haven. It is both rewarding and exciting that I am able to use the skills I have acquired within the program in actual practice!