August 16, 2022

3 Benefits of a Combined Degree Program

What is a combined degree program?

A combined degree program enables you to get a head start on your master’s degree by taking graduate courses toward the end of your bachelor’s degree program. You’ll earn two degrees in less time than you would if you enrolled in each program separately.   

Combined programs may require a heavier course load, but there are some enticing benefits.  

    1. Save time.

Combined programs take less time than if you were to earn the degrees separately.  Typically, a combined program saves you a year of schooling. That’s huge.

    2. Save money.

Because up to 12 graduate credits taken during your bachelor’s degree, at the undergraduate tuition rate, apply toward both your bachelor’s and master’s degrees, you’ll save money in the long run.

    3. Two degrees!

A combined program gives you the opportunity to earn degrees that complement each other and expand your range of knowledge. That advanced degree can help you stand out in an applicant pool.

SUNY Empire State’s Combined Programs

SUNY Empire State offers 14 combined bachelor’s/master’s degrees, which includes the newly launched B.S. in accounting and the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. These programs can be completed fully online, on your time.  

Learn more about applying to our combined programs and reach your goals faster. Contact us at or (518) 587-2100, ext. 2429.