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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. We also offers options for students that have already chosen a professional career in Accounting or Education.

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. At the end of 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 up to three graduate courses as their undergraduate electives during their senior year. This allows for a much faster path toward the completion of their graduate career. Our programs are top-ranked and many graduates credit their professional success because of 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 MAcc

Imagine completing two degrees at the same time — and we’re not talking about a double major. We’re talking a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree — in accounting! Limited to Accounting majors only.

Learn More about the early master of accountancy

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. My graduate professors are outstanding. Their expertise is evident and the information taught is valuable beyond classroom settings.