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May 13, 2024 | News, News - Academics

NNU and BSU sign articulation agreementThis past week, Northwest Nazarene University signed an articulation agreement with Boise State University, allowing students to earn their undergraduate degree in either Engineering or Computer Science at NNU and an accelerated Master of Science or Master of Engineering degree from Boise State University.

“This is a win-win,” said Dr. Bradley Kurtz-Shaw, NNU’s Vice President for Academic Affairs. “Students will have an amazing opportunity to finish with their bachelor’s and master’s degree at an accelerated rate because of this partnership. We’re looking forward to bringing this to fruition.”

Undergraduate students at NNU earning their Engineering or Computer Science degrees can, prior to their final year at NNU, gain admittance to either the BSU Accelerated Master of Engineering or Accelerated Master of Computer Science programs. During their final year at NNU, they will be full-time resident students at NNU and complete all their course requirements for their BS degree. In addition, they will also take up to two 5000-level NNU courses that are pre-approved to count toward both their NNU BS degree and their BSU MS degree.

“On behalf of Boise State, we’re really excited about this partnership,” said Dr. JoAnn Lighty, Dean of the College of Engineering at BSU. “The College of Engineering at Boise State—which includes computer science as part of our college—is promoting that Boise STEM builds Idaho. This is a great opportunity for us to continue our collaboration in many fields, especially in our graduate programs, and we’re excited about that.”

Upon a student’s successful completion of this model, the student will have earned a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree from Northwest Nazarene University and a Master of Science or Master of Engineering degree from Boise State University.

“We’re glad we have this collaboration,” Dr. Jamee Nixon, NNU’s Dean of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences stated. “With this partnership we can funnel students from NNU over to BSU and our students will only benefit from it.”

NNU Engineering and Computer Science students can begin the BSU graduate application process as early as April 30, 2025.

The NNU Bachelor’s to BSU Engineering and Computer Science Accelerated Master’s Articulation Agreement was signed by NNU Dean of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences, Dr. Jamee Nixon, NNU Vice President of Academic Affairs, Bradley Kurtz-Shaw, BSU Dean of the College of Engineering, Dr. JoAnn Lighty, BSU Dean of Graduate College, Dr. Scott Lowe and BSU Provost, Dr. John Buckwalter.

Find out how to apply for this new BS/MS program at nnu.edu/accelerated-ms.

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