YU Pathways Program

Start Your Path to a YU Graduate Degree as an Undergraduate

Pathways at YU

What is Pathways?

The PATHWAYS program at YU includes a broad range of programs geared to move undergraduates seamlessly from the bachelor’s level to a graduate degree, providing the advanced training you need to launch the career of your choice.

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Pathways Dual Degree Programs

Dual Degree programs allow current YU undergraduates to begin taking graduate courses that count towards both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Accelerate your path to a top-ranked graduate degree and save on tuition along the way.

B.S./M.S. in Accounting ▾

B.A./M.S. in Artificial Intelligence ▾

B.A./M.A. in Biblical and Talmudic Interpretation ▾

B.A./M.S. in Biotechnology Management ▾

B.A./M.S. in Cybersecurity ▾

B.A./M.S. in Data Analytics & Visualization ▾

B.A./M.S. in Digital Marketing & Media ▾

B.A./M.A. in Holocaust & Genocide Studies ▾

B.A./M.S. in Jewish Education ▾

B.A./M.A. in Jewish Studies ▾

B.A./M.A. in Mathematics ▾

B.A./M.A. in Mental Health Counseling ▾

B.A./M.A. in Physics ▾

B.A./M.S.W Master of Social Work ▾

Pathways Early Assurance Programs 

Early Assurance programs allow current YU undergraduates to apply for early provisional admission to competitive Health Science and MBA programs a year ahead of the typical admissions cycle. Spots are limited.

Master of Business Administration ▾

Occupational Therapy Doctorate ▾

M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies ▾

M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology ▾


Pathways will save me time and money for a master’s degree. The only person happier than I am is my dad.

Rebecca G.

Wurzweiler School of Social Work

“Pathways will save me a year towards getting my master’s. It’s truly one of YU’s best kept secrets.”

Joshua B.

Revel Graduate School of Jewish Studies

“The Pathways Early AssuranceProgram allowed me to secure a seat in a very competitive program in my junior year.”

Sarah G.

Katz School of Science and Health

“Thanks to Pathways, I am beginning my master’s as an undergrad. Now I’ll have even more accounting expertise to offer an employer.”

Eli H.

Sy Syms School of Business

Frequently asked questions

The Pathways program is a way to get a jump start on a graduate degree while still studying as an undergraduate student at YU. Students accepted into a Pathways dual degree program will be allowed to take graduate courses to fulfill both undergraduate and graduate degree requirements. Students accepted into the early assurance program will secure their spot a year ahead of the admissions cycle into a highly competitive graduate degree.

Tuition for graduate courses taken during your undergraduate years will be included in your undergraduate tuition so there are NO additional tuition charges for those courses!  By participating in a Pathways dual degree program, you will be saving time, money or both towards the completion of a graduate degree. For example, if you begin a Pathways dual degree program during your junior year and take 1 graduate course (3 credits) per semester during your junior and senior year, you would have earned 12 graduate credits.


New scholarship for YU undergrads: Apply to a Katz School STEM master’s degree during your junior or senior year, and you’ll be eligible for the Katz School Pathways Scholarship, which reduces tuition for the master’s degree to: 

  • All STEM programs (except Math and Physics): Tuition for the master’s degree is 50% of the published full tuition rate of the entirety of the program, regardless of the number of graduate credits you take as an undergrad. For instance, for the M.S. in Biotechnology Management and Entrepreneurship, tuition after the Pathways Scholarship will be 50% of the published tuition for the entire 36-credit program.  
  • Math and Physics: Tuition for the master’s degree is $10K, regardless of the number of graduate credits you take as an undergrad.

Yes! That is one of the main benefits of our Pathways dual degree programs. Students will be able to take graduate courses that count both towards their undergraduate and eventual graduate requirements. 

We encourage YU undergraduate students to inquire about the programs they are considering as early as freshman year. This allows you to plan your coursework early enough to make the most of your time as an undergraduate student.



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