3+1 Program

Become a Kiest-Morgan Scholar and complete your bachelor’s degree in three years and a master’s degree in one more year.

Cost of Thomas' 3+1 Program versus other schools Why should one degree take four years? Students with a GPA of 3.4 and above may qualify for our signature accelerated undergraduate degree program and earn a bachelor’s degree in only three years and a master’s degree in only one more year.

How It Works

All Thomas College undergraduate degree programs can be completed in three years, enabling students to pursue one of our flexible and innovative master’s degrees in their fourth year.

Once at Thomas College, Kiest-Morgan Scholars will complete six undergraduate courses each fall and spring semester. Scholars may be required to complete additional coursework outside of the traditional semester model to complete the standard four-year undergraduate program in three.

For the fourth year, eligible students can seek graduate degrees in a range of in-demand fields. While enrolled as a full-time graduate student, they benefit from continued access to campus life and can remain involved in clubs, recreation, and varsity athletics.

“The chance to get a bachelor’s degree and an MBA in four years was an opportunity too good to pass up.”

Alexis Bowman ’20, MBA ’21 
B.S. in Sport Management  

Scholar Selection

Kiest-Morgan Scholars are students who demonstrate high potential for academic achievement. Entering first-year students who have a minimum GPA of 3.4 and a record of rigorous coursework will be identified as candidates for the 3+1 Program during the selection process.

If you’re interested in our 3+1 Program, be sure to indicate this when completing your application.


Contact Admissions at [email protected] or 207-859-1101 to discuss your eligibility and learn more about how Thomas College makes it possible to achieve your professional goals faster.