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Guaranteed Accounting Program: GAP4+1

Get your degree faster, develop employment skills and contacts, and save money with CSUF-Irvine Campus and Irvine Valley College’s GAP4+1 Pathway Program to a master’s degree in five years (compared to the national average of 6.5 years*).

This unique pathway program — a partnership between Irvine Valley College (IVC) and Cal State Fullerton (CSUF) — will enable you to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in four years and a master’s degree with one more additional year (thus GAP4+1). CSUF’s Accounting Department is highly acclaimed, with employers heavily recruiting for its graduates. CSUF is one of only five California universities that is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in both accounting and business.

Master’s Degree Choice

This program is flexible and allows you to earn a master’s degree in:

  1. Accountancy and Finance;
  2. Taxation; or
  3. Accountancy


With one of the master’s degrees offered above, your career can take you into accounting firms for assurance (audit), tax or consultancy; into private industry in the fields of planning, administration, controllership or finance; or into the worlds of asset management, banking, investment analyst, securities and investment consultants. From the time you entered as a freshman, this program focuses on developing employment related skills.

The number of students accepted into this program in any one year is limited so be sure to apply early.

*Based on CSUF data on the time to complete a bachelor’s degree


School of Business Sciences

April Morris
GAP4+1 Program Director

Contact Us for additional information.

Summer 2020 GAP4+1 Infomation Session Night