A.B./M.A. Programs With Partner Institutions

Bryn Mawr’s strategic partnerships with other institutions expand learning opportunities and lead to advanced degrees, increasing student success.

Application procedures and requirements vary by program. Interested students should contact the faculty member identified to learn more information about these programs. 

3+2 Master of City and Regional Planning

Partnering with UPenn’s Department of City and Regional Planning, students can obtain both a Bachelor's in Growth and Structure of Cities at Bryn Mawr and a Master's in City Planning from UPenn in just five years.

Please contact Professor Gary McDonough for further information.

Accelerated Master's (4+1) at U. Penn. School of Engineering and Applied Science       

Partnering with UPenn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, Bryn Mawr students have the option to complete both their undergraduate degree and engineering master's degree within five years.

Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s Degree programs in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania      

Bryn Mawr students have the opportunity to take graduate-level courses at Penn’s Graduate School of Education (Penn GSE) while an undergraduate at BMC, and apply these courses towards both their undergraduate degree and a master’s degree at Penn GSE.

Please contact Kelly Gavin Zuckerman, Education Program Coordinator, for further information.

4+1 Master of Bioethics Program at Perelman School of Medicine          

Qualified Haverford and Bryn Mawr undergraduates will gain early and expedited admission to a master’s degree offered by the UPenn Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy. Student may apply to the MBE program as an external “sub-matriculate.”

Please contact Gail Glicksman, Assistant Dean for Health Professions Advising, for further information.

4+1 Master's Programs at the Boston University School of Public Health

The Boston University School of Public Health Select Scholars program offers unique opportunities for Bryn Mawr undergraduates with an interest in this vibrant and growing field. Accelerated master's degree 4+1 programs include:

  • M.S. in Applied Biostatistics
  • M.S. in Environmental Health Data Analytics
  • M.S. in Epidemiology
  • M.S. in Health Systems and Services Research
  • M.S. in Public Health Nutrition

In addition, students can earn a master’s degree in Public Health (MPH) with the 4+1.5/2 program.

Scholarships are available to support up to 25 percent of tuition. Admitted students are invited to participate in an immersive summer program during the first full week of June every year.

Please contact Gail Glicksman, Assistant Dean for Health Professions Advising, for further information.

4+2 Master of Chinese Studies

This master’s program is designed for current Bryn Mawr College senior students and recent alums and provides for all expenses paid by Zhejiang University. The M.A. program in China Studies consists of courses in a range of fields including: history, economic information, development and contemporary Chinese Society and Culture.

Please contact Professor Yonglin Jiang for further information.

4+2 Master of Optics     

BMC graduates who have majored in Physics and are admissible to University of Rochester, and who have the endorsement of the BMC coordinator will be admitted to the Master's Degree Program in Optics at the University of Rochester. Those students admitted will be offered financial support in the form of a 50% tuition scholarship for the first semester of studies to be paid by UR, renewable for the duration of studies for those students making satisfactory progress toward the degree.

Please contact Professor Mike Noel for further information.

4+1 with Aberystwyth University (U.K)

Bryn Mawr graduates are now eligible to pursue a one-year Master's degree at Aberystwyth University in Wales. Options for study include a wide range of fields, and acceptance into the program includes a partial scholarship.  

Please contact Alice Lesnick, Associate Dean for Global Engagement, for further information.