One-Year Master’s (4+1)

High-achieving undergraduate seniors from participating partner institutions may be eligible candidates to obtain a Master of Science (M.S.) degree at Columbia University in just one year through the One-Year Master’s option. Qualified One-Year Master’s students pursue the program full-time on Columbia’s campus in New York City, completing 12 courses from September to August.

For undergraduate seniors studying...

Social Sciences, the Sciences

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Statistics, Math, Finance, Accounting, Economics

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If you have questions about whether your undergraduate course of study is appropriate for a specific master’s program, visit the Program Contacts page for your preferred program above.



An Elite Cohort
Students study alongside other matriculated master’s candidates from around the world and join Columbia’s Ivy League community.

Access to Practitioners
The program’s leadership and faculty have extensive professional experience in the field and are available to meet with and advise students.

Preferred Housing
Students from partner institutions have access to preferred housing, pending availability.

New York City Experience
Students complement their study on Columbia’s tranquil, self-enclosed campus with opportunities for academic, professional, and cultural enrichment in New York City, including Broadway shows, world-famous museums, professional sports events, and beautiful parks.

Professional Development
This professionally focused program is designed so students can apply their knowledge and enter the job market with confidence. To help strengthen their job search, the Office of Career Management hosts events throughout the academic year that cover industry-specific career outlooks, job prospects for emerging professions, interviewing for success, and related topics.

Optional Practical Training
For international degree-holders, this course of study is eligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT) and the opportunity to work in the U.S. for up to one year. The program in Applied Analytics is a STEM-eligible program and degree-holders may be eligible for an additional 24 months of OPT.


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