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Dean's Scholar Program

The Rockhurst Dean’s Scholars provides eligible students:

  • A 4+1 program to earn their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in only 5 years.
  • Acceptance into the Helzberg School of Management graduate programs as a freshman.
  • Resume assistance with internships and international experiences.
  • Coaching and mentoring from an experienced Executive-in-Residence.
  • Special distinction with honor cords at graduation.

Prospective Students

Two Degrees, Less Time

Why wait six years for what you can do in five? The Dean’s Scholar program is a 4+1 track that allows Rockhurst students who complete program prerequisites to earn both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in five years (4 years for undergraduate, 1 year for graduate).

You can combine any two of these undergraduate and graduate degrees:

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Early Acceptance

Normally you have to apply for admission to grad school – not as a Dean’s Scholar! Acceptance to this program provides automatic admission to the Helzberg School of Management Graduate Business Program as a freshman!

Students are required to maintain minimum GPA requirements and complete program benchmarks as an undergraduate to stay in the program and keep their automatic admission to grad school, but since Dean’s Scholars are already pretty awesome academically, we’re confident you’ll be just fine!

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Experience of a Lifetime

Career Prep
Resume assistance with internships and international experiences.

Executive-in-Residence Coaching and Mentoring
Receive 1-on-1 career planning and coaching through a dedicated Executive-in-Residence with real world, successful experience. This is a level of support and investment that you won’t find anywhere else!


Let’s not forget that at the end of the road are two degrees from one of the most prestigious universities in the region. With programs ranked in the Top-15 nationally in their respective fields, Rockhurst University prepares our future leaders through a traditional Jesuit education.