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There are many paths to earning a graduate degree at FAU. Here are some routes you can take to earn your graduate degree:

Accelerated Pathways
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Combined Degrees (Bachelor’s to Master’s)
The University offers combined bachelor’s to master’s degrees which allow you to take graduate courses in your senior year that count towards your master’s degree. In some areas you can earn a master’s degree in only one year. Click here to apply for a combined bachelor's to master's degree program.

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Taking coursework as an undergraduate in the summer can place you on an accelerated pathway toward earning your bachelor’s degree and allow you to begin your master’s degree sooner.

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What Funding is Available for my Pathway to Graduate Education?

 

 

Pathways Scholarship

This scholarship will award up to $2,000 to eligible FAU students enrolled in combined or advanced standing graduate degree programs. The scholarship is distributed in two increments of $1,000 during the first and last semester of the graduate program. Students must apply during the junior year of undergraduate study.

Award Eligibility Criteria

Students must:

  • Be officially accepted to a combined program;
  • Be enrolled in first graduate semester;
  • Maintain continuous enrollment throughout the graduate program;
  • Have a plan of study on file with Graduate College;
  • Complete the undergraduate program within four years;
  • Complete the graduate program within two years (two years begins after completion of bachelor’s degree); and
  • Complete a minimum of three graduate credits during the senior year.

Bright Futures

Did you know you may be eligible to use your Bright Futures scholarship towards graduate school? Florida Academic Scholars earning a baccalaureate degree in seven semesters or fewer (or the equivalent in credit hours) may receive funding for one term of graduate study, up to 15 semester hours, paid at the undergraduate rate. For more information, please visit the Florida Bright Future's website.

Did you earn college credits in high school?

If you dual-enrolled in high school, earning college credits, and will complete your baccalaureate degree early, use Bright Futures funds to earn a graduate degree in one of the accelerated masters programs.

Graduate Assistantships

What’s a Graduate Assistantship?

Graduate Assistantships are intended to provide paid learning opportunities to graduate students that will prepare them for their future careers. Benefits can include a partial or full tuition waiver and an hourly stipend. You can be mentored by professors and other experts as you teach university classes, work in a lab, or participate in other learning opportunities beneficial to your career. Approximately one in four graduate students receive assistantships and fellowships.

Visit our Graduate Assistantships webpage for more information.

Fellowships and Awards

A number of fellowships and awards are available for graduate students. Fellowships can be university awarded, federally funded, or offered by external organizations. The Graduate College offers several fellowships to graduate students.

Visit our Fellowships and Awards webpage for more information.

Military Benefits

There are special student benefits, aid, and services available for active military members and veterans. Contact the FAU Department of Military and Veterans Affairs for more information at fau.edu/vets.

Financial Aid

Graduate students may also be eligible for financial aid such as grants, loans, and work study. Visit our Financial Aid webpage for more information.

APPLY FOR A COMBINED BACHELOR'S TO MASTER'S DEGREE

CLICK HERE TO REQUEST MORE INFORMATION

 

Colleges Offering Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees

Charles E. Schmidt College of Science

College of Business

College of Engineering and Computer Sci.

College for Design and Social Inquiry

More colleges offering combined bachelor’s to master’s programs are coming soon!


Download the Pathways to Graduate Education brochure.

Download the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science Pathways brochure.

Download the College of Engineering and Computer Science Pathways brochure.


Contact

For more information, contact the Graduate College:

561-297-3624
GraduateCollege@fau.edu
777 Glades Road, SU 80, Room 101
Boca Raton, FL 33431

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Combined Degree Programs

Combined Degrees

Degrees

College

Architecture and Urban and Regional Planning

B.Arch./M.U.R.P.

Design & Social Inquiry

Urban Design and Urban and Regional Planning

B.U.D./M.U.R.P.

Design & Social Inquiry

Urban and Regional Planning

B.U.R.P./M.U.R.P.

Design & Social Inquiry

Biological Sciences/Environmental Science

B.S./M.S.

Science

Biological Sciences

B.S./M.S.

Science

Geography

B.A./M.A.

Science

Mathematical Sciences

B.S./M.S. Science

Bioengineering

B.S./M.S.

Engineering & Computer Science

Business Administration & Accounting

B.B.A/M.A.C.

Business

Civil Engineering

B.S.C.V./M.S.

Engineering & Computer Science

Computer Engineering

B.S.C.E./M.S./M.S.Cp.E.

Engineering & Computer Science

Computer Science

B.S./M.S.

Engineering & Computer Science

Electrical Engineering

B.S.E.E./M.S.

Engineering & Computer Science

Management Information Systems/Information Technology and Management

B.B.A., B.S./M.S./M.I.S.

Business/Engineering & Computer Science

Mechanical Engineering

B.S.M.E./M.S.

Engineering & Computer Science

Mechanical Engineering (Non-Thesis)

B.S.M.E./M.S./Non-Thesis with Business Minor

Engineering & Computer Science

Ocean Engineering

B.S.O.E./M.S.

Engineering & Computer Science

 Last Modified 11/8/16