4+1 Bachelor/Master's Programs

Open only to Emory undergraduates, the Laney Graduate School offers several programs which bridge the undergraduate senior year with a fifth year of graduate study leading to a Master’s degree from the Laney Graduate School ("4+1" programs).  In rare cases, it is possible to earn both degrees in the same year.

4+1 BS/MS in Cancer Biology and Translational Oncology
Open to Emory undergraduate senior students with a strong background in science, 4+1 graduates will acquire broad knowledge of cancer biology, and a deep understanding of major questions in their chosen area of cancer research.  Students will work in an advisor’s laboratory, learn how to formulate and solve scientific questions through experiments, and defend a master’s thesis presenting their laboratory research findings. The 4+1 in CBTO is a springboard to a variety of careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine and beyond.  

4+1 BS/MS in CBTO

4+1 BS/MS in Computer Science
The degree encompasses acquisition of theoretical knowledge through the program’s successful comprehensive freestanding CS MS curriculum, development of problem solving skills through research projects, and hands-on job training through individual industrial internships either under the supervision of a professional in the computer science industry or one of the program’s own faculty members. The degree will develop the knowledge and skills of exceptional undergraduates and prepare students for advanced analysis and problem solving careers in computer science in private industry, academia, and government.

4+1 BS/MS in Computer Science

4+1 BA/MA in English
This program gives advanced students in-depth exposure to graduate study in literature and develops their research and critical skills. It is designed for students seeking additional preparation before applying for PhD programs in English and related fields, as well as for those pursuing  career tracks in which an MA degree in English is valuable.  

4+1 BA/MA in English

4+1 BS/MS in Environmental Sciences
This program focuses on training the next generation of professionals to address the complex interactions between people and their environment with a goal of advancing ecosystem health, sustainable global development, and conservation.  

4+1 BS/MS in Environmental Sciences

4+1 BA/MA in Film and Media Studies
The program serves students seeking additional preparation before applying to related PhD programs, as well as those pursuing film and media career tracks in film/festival curation, film archives, production, or teaching in secondary schools and community colleges, for which an MA degree in Film and Media is helpful.  

4+1 BA/MA in Film and Media Studies