4+1 Master’s Degree Program

A graduate degree in half the time

Friends University’s 4+1 program allows students from various majors to start earning credits toward a master’s degree while they are still enrolled in an undergraduate program. Earn up to 15 graduate credit hours that count toward BOTH your undergraduate degree as well as accelerate your master’s degree program for a faster, cost-effective way to earn a master’s degree. If you’re thinking about pursuing a master’s immediately following your bachelor’s this option might be the right choice for you.

Earn your graduate degree.

Program Highlights

A graduate degree in half the time

Our 4+1 program allows students from various majors to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in just five years.

Save Time and Money

With the 4+1 graduate program, you can save time and money getting your master’s degree.

No GMAT or GRE required

No GMAT or GRE required.

Flexibility and convenience

On campus, online or real-time virtual classes.

Help every step of the way

Your advisors and academic success coach will guide you through the program.

Complete your master’s degree sooner

As an undergraduate you can earn 3 -15 credits hours toward a graduate degree.

Great options

Multiple master’s degrees to choose from.

Contact Information

For more information and questions regarding classes, scheduling, and advising, contact Amanda Root at amanda_root@friends.edu, or call 316-295-5664. For more information or questions regarding applying and acceptance to graduate school contact adult admissions at adultrecruitment@friends.edu or 316-295-5300.

Business Options

Professional MBA, Master of Business Administration

Professional MBA, Master of Business Administration

The professional MBA program, offered in Wichita, Topeka and online, includes significant learning experiences through case-studies, simulations, thought-provoking individual and collaborative projects, and stimulating classes taught by remarkable faculty and business leaders.

Global MBA, Global Master of Business Administration

Global MBA, Global Master of Business Administration

The global MBA degree, provided at the Wichita campus and online, provides you with a unique mix of academic courses, professional contacts and personal development experiences. It also helps to develop your expertise in international business practices and enhance competency in decision-making and cross-cultural communication and negotiations.

Master of Health Care Leadership

Master of Health Care Leadership

The MHCL program will prepare students for responsible positions of professional leadership in the health care environment. The coursework was developed by leaders in the health care industry and specifically designed to encompass all phases of health care leadership, including acute and long-term care, clinic and hospital management, and home health and hospice agencies.

Master of Management Information Systems

Master of Management Information Systems

The master of management information systems (MMIS), offered in Wichita and online, is a professional degree that integrates the information systems and business cultures. During their program of study, students focus on the strategic role information systems plays in a business organization.

Education Options

Master of Education

Master of Education

The new METL degree program includes a revised, cutting-edge core focused on the common core, learning, performance and assessment. Beyond the core, you will select 12 workshops from more than 100 potential choices to fully customize the remainder of the program of study.

Earn your graduate degree.

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Graduate level courses may be taken by upper division undergraduate students with Division Chair approval prior to enrollment in a graduate course. A maximum of 15 graduate credit hours (excluding workshops) may be taken for undergraduate credit in pursuit of an undergraduate degree. Graduate School workshops are eligible for a maximum of two (2) elective credit hours toward undergraduate degree requirements, subject to individual program policies, unless otherwise required by the degree program. Students must meet any prerequisite requirements prior to enrollment in a graduate-level course. Tuition is charged at current rates as established by the tuition and fees schedule.

To get started:

  • Speak with your academic advisor and let them you are interested in the 4+1 master’s program
  • Register by completing the 4+1 form