College of Nursing Joint BS/MS Degree Program

About the Program

College of Nursing students interested in artificial intelligence or biomedical engineering can pursue a joint Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at the College of Nursing and a Master’s of Science degree through the College of Engineering and Computer Science (COECS). Students complete the prerequisite coursework for the master’s degree while at the College of Nursing in their first 4 years and can complete the master’s coursework in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Many of the prerequisite COECS courses are available online.

Benefits of the Program

  • Graduate with an advanced degree in AI or biomedical engineering from FAU with in-depth knowledge in an area of specialization.
  • Take up to 9-credits of graduate coursework while in the College of Nursing.
  • The GRE is not required for this program.

What are Steps and Requirements for Applying to the Program?

  • Have a cumulative FAU GPA of 3.25 or better at the end of the junior year at FAU College of Nursing. Note that the cumulative FAU GPA of at least 3.25 must be maintained until the completion of the bachelor’s degree at the College of Nursing.
  • Completion of all required perquisite coursework to meet the eligibility requirements for the MS program.
  • Students in the combined program may count up to 9 credits of approved graduate coursework (5000 level or higher) toward both their bachelor's and master's degrees as long as the combined program totals a minimum of 150 credits.
  • Complete and submit the following forms:
  • Submit an admission application through the Graduate College.
  • Formally apply to the combined program, completing the admission process at least one semester prior to the beginning of the MS portion of the program.
  • Students may opt for the thesis or non-thesis option in their M.S. degree.
  • Students must retain their enrollment in order to remain in the program.

How Long Does the Program Take to Complete?

Students need to complete at least 30 credits for both thesis and non-thesis options of the master's program. Students are able to finish within one year if they are enrolled as a full-time student.

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