PlusOne Program

The PlusOne Accelerated Master’s Program offers motivated students the opportunity to start earning their master’s degree while pursuing an undergraduate education.

Why PlusOne

The PlusOne program enables students to:

  • Accelerate learning– By earning up to 16 credits toward a bachelor’s and master’s degree, students can receive their graduate degree up to one year sooner than a traditional master’s program.
  • Cut costs– Since those 16 credits count toward undergraduate and graduate education at no additional cost, a PlusOne degree can result in financial savings.
  • Gain a competitive edge– By 2022, 18% of jobs will require a master’s degree. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Earn more – Advanced degree holders earn a salary on average 35% higher than bachelor’s degree holders. (State Higher Education Executive Officers)

PlusOne at CAMD

Traditionally, PlusOne programs are aligned between undergraduate and graduate studies, where students pursue a master’s degree in their undergraduate discipline. CAMD’s PlusOne programs are designed differently—and we aim to rethink the relationship between degrees and desired career paths.

PlusOne at CAMD affords students the freedom to cultivate complementary, interdisciplinary skill sets by pursuing graduate degrees in subject areas beyond what they studied as undergrads. The result is a highly flexible, practical, and personalized academic experience that primes students for success in a wide array of emerging fields.



  • MS in Media Advocacy (pending final approval)
  • MA in Journalism (both tracks) (pending final approval)
  • MS in Information Design and Visualization (under development)
  • MS in Experience Design (under development)
  • MS in Game Science and Design (under development)


Admissions Details

Admission is based on the academic standards defined by the specific PlusOne program students are applying into. Upon successful completion of the program’s undergraduate degree requirements, students earn guaranteed placement in their graduate degree program.

If a student decides to pursue only the undergraduate portion of the PlusOne program, all regular undergraduate program and course requirements will apply. Credit from the undergraduate degree cannot be used toward the graduate degree at a later date.



Students interested in enrolling in a PlusOne program should speak with their academic advisor as early as their sophomore year. If you have any questions about applying to a CAMD PlusOne, please contact:

Cathy Bright
Graduate Enrollment Manager

College of Arts, Media and Design
P: 617.373.2566