The Florida State University College of Criminology and Criminal Justice and the Florida College System have entered into an agreement that will help bachelor’s degree students at St. Petersburg College and other state colleges transition smoothly into FSU’s online Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice Studies.
Any student who is enrolled in a Florida College System bachelor’s program in criminal justice or public safety administration and meets FSU’s admissions requirements, will be guaranteed admission into FSU’s online Master in Criminal Justice Studies program.
“The signing of this articulation agreement is groundbreaking,” said Chancellor Randy Hanna. “This agreement demonstrates our commitment to collaboration with our partners in the State University System and provides an excellent opportunity for our students to continue their higher education at a top university.”
Of the 24 state colleges approved to offer bachelor’s degrees, two have programs in criminal justice and five, including SPC, have programs in public safety administration/management.
The agreement also allows interested students to take two courses from FSU while still enrolled in their bachelor’s degree programs. These courses will count toward their master’s degree upon formal admission into the program.
Thomas G. Blomberg, dean of the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice at FSU, notes, “This is a life-changing opportunity for undergraduate students. This partnership not only allows students to fast-track their graduate coursework, but also gives them access to one of the top-ranked criminology programs in the nation, analytical and critical thinking skills, and an entire toolbox of resources they can use to find employment at top criminal justice agencies.”