This accelerated pathway has been established to offer qualified undergraduates the opportunity to expedite the acquisition of a master’s degree which will be required for their field. Students begin graduate coursework, at undergraduate rates, in their senior year of study.
The Adult Education Department and the Health, Nutrition, and Dietetics Department have collaborated to create an undergraduate- to-graduate pathway that allows students to focus their graduate adult education coursework in ways that compliment their undergraduate content knowledge in health, nutrition, and dietetics.
This joint pathway has been established to support dietetic professionals who are required to earn a master’s degree when graduating in or after 2024, prior to entering the field. The 4+1 accelerated pathway provides qualified undergraduate students with a seamless entry into the master of science in adult education degree program.
Through the 4+1 accelerated pathway, undergraduates in health, nutrition, and dietetics, can apply for conditional admission to graduate school and complete 9 hours of graduate coursework in the master of science in adult education degree program once they have earned sufficient academic credits to obtain "senior status" on their degree works report. A maximum of 9 credit hours (divided between the first and second semester of the senior year) may be taken during the senior year, and these credits are included in the undergraduate tuition rates students pay. Students must maintain academic eligibility, as outlined by the admission requirements into the pathway, throughout their senior year.
Students are formally admitted to the Graduate School following verification of bachelor’s degree requirements and acceptance of the online application. Upon formal admission, earned graduate credit is applied to the graduate course of study and all graduate policies and privileges apply. Graduate application fees are waived for students in the 4+1 accelerated pathway.
To apply for the 4+1 accelerated pathway, please download and complete the application from the Adult Education Department website at adulteducation.buffalostate.edu.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Health, Nutrition, and Dietetics Department
Carol A. DeNysschen
Chair and Associate Professor
Adult Education Department
Department Chair (716) 878-4303
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