Bard Undergraduate Pathways to a Master’s Degree
Bard's 3+2 and 4+1 programs are designed to offer Bard undergraduates a path to a master's degree. Generally, qualified students are accepted into a 3+2 program in their junior year. Declaring commitment at moderation allows advising and course selection to support a smooth transition to the two-year master’s program. By selecting a 4+1 pathway, students benefit from combining graduate faculty, advising, and study into the senior year of their undergraduate experience, allowing the completion of both a bachelor’s and master’s degree program within five years.