Combined Bachelor's/Master's Pathways, Direct-Entry Pathways

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Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s Pathways- Combined bachelor’s/master’s pathways provide academically talented undergraduate students an opportunity to complete both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree. Upon approval, a combined bachelor’s/master’s pathway allows for up to 12 graduate hours to be shared with, or double-counted toward, an undergraduate degree program. A student enrolled in a combined pathway will earn the baccalaureate degree upon completion of the undergraduate program and master’s degree upon completion of the graduate program. 

Direct-Entry Pathways- Direct-Entry Pathways are a type of combined pathway structured such that the curricula for two academic degrees are interwoven. Students are admitted to the bachelor’s degree program with the understanding that they are expected to complete both degrees, the entire interwoven undergraduate-to-graduate curriculum. 

Shared-Credits- “Shared credits” refers to the use of a limited number of credit hours toward the requirements of two separate degree programs.  The principle of shared credits allows the student to earn two degrees for fewer total credit hours than would normally be required if both academic degree programs were taken independently.  Academic programs must provide strong academic justification for the use of shared hours between the two degrees involved in the pathway that explains how program integrity is maintained or enhanced.  


The Way It Works

Qualified students interested in pursuing a Combined Bachelor's/Master's or Direct-Entry Pathway should contact the respective department/unit associated with the pathway for more information regarding specific admissions criteria and program requirements. FSU students normally apply to participate in a Combined Bachelor's/Master's Pathway in their junior or senior year as an undergraduate, but may apply as early as the second semester of their sophomore year.


Faculty Interested in Developing a New Combined Bachelor's/Master's or Direct-Entry Pathway?

Faculty interested in developing a new combined pathway should contact Jennifer Buchanan in the Office of Faculty Development and Advancement

 

Combined Pathway Name College/School Program Link
BS/MS in Corporate and Public Communication  Applied Studies TBA
BS/MS in Biological Sciences Arts and Sciences TBA
BSCS/MSCS in Computer Science Arts and Sciences TBA
BACS/MACS in Computer Science and Computer Criminology Arts and Sciences TBA
BSCC/MSCC in Computer Criminology Arts and Sciences TBA
BS/MS in Applied and Computational Mathematics Arts and Sciences TBA
BS/MS in Pure Mathematics Arts and Sciences TBA
BS/MS in Statistics (5 yrs) Arts and Sciences TBA
BS/MAcc in Accounting Business TBA
BS Real Estate/ MS in Finance Business TBA
BS/MS in Professional Communication  Comm and Info TBA
BS/MS in Information Technology Comm and Info TBA
BS/MS in Criminology Criminology TBA
BS/MS in Elementary Education Education TBA
BS/ MS in English Education Education TBA
BS/ MS in Social Science Education Education TBA
BS/ MS in Special Education Education TBA
BS/ MS in Visual Disabilities Education TBA
BS/MS in Chemical Engineering (5 yrs, Non-Thesis Track) Engineering TBA
BS/MS in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering  (5 yrs, Non-Thesis Track) Engineering TBA
BS/MS in Civil Engineering (5 yrs) Engineering TBA
BS/MS in Electrical Engineering (5 yrs) Engineering TBA
BS/MS in Computer and Electrical Engineering  (5 yrs)  Engineering TBA
BS/MS in Industrial Engineering (5 yrs) Engineering TBA
BS/MS in Mechanical Engineering (5 yrs) Engineering TBA
BA/MA in Art Education (5 yrs) Fine Arts TBA
BS/MS in Interior Architecture and Design (Project Track) Fine Arts TBA
BS/MS in Interior Architecture and Design (Research/Thesis Track) Fine Arts TBA
BS/MS in Interior Architecture and Design (MFA Track with Thesis & Project) Fine Arts TBA
BFA/MA in Dance (5 yrs) Fine Arts TBA
BS/MS in Exercise Physiology (5 yrs) Human Sciences TBA
BA or BS/ MS in Applied American Politics and Policy Social Sciences TBA
BA or BS/MS in Demography Social Sciences TBA
BS in Geography or Environment/ Society and MS in Geographic Information Science Social Sciences TBA
BA or BS/MPA in Public Administration Social Sciences TBA
BA or BS/MPH in Public Health Social Sciences TBA
BA or BS/MSP in Urban and Regional Planning Social Sciences TBA
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