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B.S. in Biology to P.S.M. in Biotechnology

The new Bachelor of Science/Professional Science Master's (BS/PSM) 4+1 track combines undergraduate and graduate training in a scientific discipline, plus the components of business and regulatory training. This will prepare undergraduate Biology majors for a career in the pharmaceutical industry, government or healthcare industry, with just one additional year of school to complete the Professional Science Master's with a concentration in Biotechnology, specialization in Quality Assurance. The BS/PSM degrees program can be completed in a period of five years - four undergraduate years and one year of graduate studies - and is intended to focus on training highly motivated undergraduate juniors with applicable scientific and professional skills for the biotech industry.

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B.A. in English to M.A. in English

Framingham State University’s five-year Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts (BA/MA) Program with a Concentration in English prepares students for high school or community college teaching, as well as graduate studies in English at the Ph.D. level, pre-professional studies in law and library science, and for careers in communications, public relations, publishing, marketing, information sciences, human resources, and business and public administration. Students in the Bachelor of Arts in English program will have the opportunity to further develop and refine their writing and communication skills, think critically and creatively, and use emerging information technologies in the pursuit of advanced research in their graduate courses for the Master of Arts concentration in English.

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B.S. in Food & Nutrition, Coordinated Program in Dietetics to M.S. in Food & Nutrition, Coordinated Program in Dietetics

The new Bachelor of Science/Master's of Science (BS/MS) 4+1 program allows Framingham State University Food and Nutrition Coordinated Program in Dietetics students to seamlessly complete all course work requirements including their Bachelor and Master degrees and the supervised practice experience in five (5) years. Upon successful completion of the master's degree, students will be eligible to take the national Registration Examination for Dietitians.

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B.S. in Food Science to M.S. in Food & Nutrition, Specialization in Food Science & Nutrition Science

Students majoring in Food Science can choose to start a graduate degree in Food Science and Nutrition Science during their senior year.  This degree is designed for students who want to further develop their knowledge of food science and their laboratory research skills by exploring a research problem culminating in an MS thesis in one of the following areas: food processing technology, food engineering, or food biochemistry.  Graduates of the program work in a variety of aspects of the food science industry (product development, quality assurance, food ingredient development) or continue their graduate studies at the Ph.D. level in Food Science or a related field.

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B.S. in Food & Nutrition, Nutrition and Dietetics Education to M.Ed. in Nutrition Education

Students majoring in Food and Nutrition with a concentration in Nutrition and Dietetics Education can choose to start their graduate degree in their senior year. This degree is designed for students who want to enhance their skills in teaching nutrition, food, and health behavior change. Graduates work in schools, health care institutions, community organizations including YMCAs, Senior Nutrition, WIC and Extension, health clubs and gyms, insurance company wellness programs and patient support, and food education programs for youth and adults. All courses are taught in an asynchronous, online format allowing students to work while completing their degree.

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B.A. or Minor in Political Science to Master's in Public Administration (MPA)

Political Science majors or any student who minors in public administration can begin working toward a Master of Public Administration degree during their senior year, saving them the cost of two graduate courses and advancing the time needed for completion of a graduate degree. Through graduate level course work, students will be encouraged to develop their ability to think critically, communicate effectively, and apply their learning to active citizenship and professional development.  Graduates with an MPA degree work in a variety of settings such as state and local government, non-profit organizations, public safety and as administrators in both public and private organizations.

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Bachelor's Degree to M.Ed. Concentration in Special Education

Students enrolled in any undergraduate degree program can choose to add a 5th year in order to complete the Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Moderate Disabilities PreK-8 or 5-12, which is designed to be completed in one year. The graduate program prepares candidates to work with children and young adults with diverse learning needs. Candidates learn to support literacy and numeracy development, communication skills, and social and emotional learning of students with moderate disabilities PreK-8 or 5-12. This program leads to an initial license as a Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities in Grades PreK-8 or Grades 5-12.

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