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The combined pathway program provides the opportunity for academically high-achieving students within the Dedman College of Hospitality to double-count 3-12 credit hours between the bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
Combined Pathway Options
- Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management to Master of Entrepreneurship, Hospitality Entrepreneurship
- Hospitality & Tourism Management Major
- Global Club Management & Leadership Major
- Bachelor of Science in Recreation & Tourism Management to Master of Entrepreneurship, Hospitality Entrepreneurship
Admission & Retention Requirements
Students must meet the below minimum requirements:
- 3.2+ overall GPA
- Fully admitted into a DCH undergraduate degree program (not NFA or conditional)
- Completed at least 60 overall credit hours
- Completed a minimum of 12 credit hours in the undergraduate major (HFT 1000 may count as 3 of the 12 credit hours)
- 3.5 GPA in all attempted major courses
- Complete an application and be accepted into the combined pathway program
Combined Pathway students must earn a 3.0 GPA (B grade) or higher in their double-counted courses for their work to potentially count toward the master’s degree (pending admission).
Acceptance into the Combined Pathway Program does not guarantee admission to the MSE in Hospitality Entrepreneurship. Students will still need to apply to the MSE program by the deadline. Click here to learn more about admissions deadlines/requirements and program information for the MSE in Hospitality Entrepreneurship.
To maximize the number of credit hours that could potentially be double counted between the bachelor’s and master’s degrees, students are encouraged to apply as soon as they meet all minimum qualification requirements, as outlined above. For most students, this will be at the end of their sophomore year and before the beginning of their junior year. However, students are encouraged to schedule a meeting with their academic advisor to discuss when they should apply to maximize their individual degree plan.
Students wishing to apply to the Combined Pathway program must complete the below steps:
- Confirm that they meet the minimum qualification criteria outlined above
- Complete and sign the Combined Pathway Application
- Schedule an appointment with their Dedman College of Hospitality academic advisor to verify eligibility and complete the Pathways Tracking Form with their advisor
- Important Note: An academic advisor will not sign off on the Combined Program Application until after the student has met with their academic advisor and completed the Pathways Tracking Form.
- Receive approval by the Dedman College of Hospitality’s academic dean’s office; upon approval, students will be administratively added to the Combined Pathway.
Students who are not yet ready to apply, but who would like to learn more about the Combined Program are also welcome to schedule an appointment by following the instructions found in the box below.
How to Schedule a Combined Pathways Advising Appointment
- Log in to my.fsu.edu
- Under myFSU links, click on the "CC" icon (Campus Connect)
- From your Campus Connect homepage, click on the Schedule Advising or Tutoring button
- Select Advising
- Select Dedman College of Hospitality – University Center B
- Select the Service for DCH: Combined Pathway Info
- Choose your academic advisor
- Select a date and time for your meeting
- Make sure to confirm your appointment
(view the Advising Worksheet for the MSE in Hospitality Entrepreneurship)
Students must schedule a Combined Pathways advising appointment with their DCH academic advisor each semester to:
- Learn more about upcoming course availability
- Complete an updated Pathways Tracking Form to ensure they are making satisfactory academic progress
- Complete the paperwork to request to be administratively enrolled in the upcoming semester’s Combined Pathway master’s level classes
- If the course has the HMG prefix, Renee Dyehouse (firstname.lastname@example.org) will ensure that the registrar’s office administratively enrolls you in the course, so long as the request is fully approved and you have no holds restricting registration.
- If the course has the CTE, ENT, or COA prefix, Victoria Morrow (email@example.com) will ensure that the registrar’s office administratively enrolls you in the course, so long as the request is fully approved and you have no holds restricting registration.