In today’s global market, a graduate degree is a prerequisite for many advanced careers. Valpo undergraduates can begin graduate studies by enrolling in either our Early Entry or Early Admission program. Approval to apply from your advisor can begin as early as junior year.

Talk to your advisor for approval to apply Junior year.

These programs offer Valpo undergraduates an expedited and cost efficient approach to pursuing a master’s degree. Eligible students can apply during their junior year and admitted students enroll in graduate-level courses senior year. Early Entry credits earned apply to both undergraduate and graduate Valpo degrees. Early Admission credits only apply to graduate degree programs but can be completed within an undergraduate’s schedule.

Save $3,000 to $7,500 on already affordable tuition.

Valpo students can receive their master’s degree at Valpo in as little as one year for some programs. Depending on each program, 6 – 12 credits can be completed during senior year. Therefore, students can save between $3,500 and $7,400 for select graduate degree programs.

  • Speak to your academic advisor
  • Online application
  • Statement of purpose
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • $30 application fee (contact graduate admissions on how to get a fee waiver)

Apply Today

Register online now and submit your quick admission application. Send the requirements above to and you will receive a decision within 5 – 10 business days.

The early entry 4 + 1 program (bachelor’s and master’s in five years of study) allows qualified students to enroll in graduate coursework during their senior year in the following programs:

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