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|