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Dean's Scholar Program

Transform yourself into a future business leader through the Dean’s Scholar program.

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.
  • Early acceptance into the Helzberg School of Management graduate programs as a freshman.
  • 2 undergraduate internship experiences.
  • 1 international experience.
  • Coaching and mentoring from an experienced Executive-in-Residence.

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

Internship Experience
Complete two internships throughout the program, adding an incredibly attractive element to your resume upon graduation.

International Experience
Gain a global perspective through an international academic and cultural experience - multiple options available.

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!

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The Dean’s Scholar Program


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.