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UAlbany, SUNY Canton Offer Fast-Track Pathway to Graduate Degrees

The UAlbany-SUNY Canton partnership will offer graduate-level education for undergraduate students beginning in fall 2020.

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 21, 2020) – Students enrolled in SUNY Canton’s Center for Criminal Justice, Intelligence and Cybersecurity (CJIC) now have two new fast-track pathways to earn graduate degrees at UAlbany.

UAlbany and SUNY Canton announced an articulation agreement that is now in effect and will allow students to virtually start working toward one of two master’s programs while also completing their undergraduate degree.

One of the plans links CJIC students with UAlbany’s College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity (CEHC) and will lead directly into a master of science degree in Information Science. The other leads into a master of arts in Criminal Justice through UAlbany’s School of Criminal Justice.

Several students have already been accepted and plan to begin taking graduate classes online during the fall 2020 semester.

“Providing seamless transfer options to enhance student success has been and continues to be a core priority at the University at Albany,” said UAlbany Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Carol Kim. “We are proud to partner with SUNY Canton in offering students fast-track opportunities to earn graduate-level degrees.”

“We are committed to creating broader transfer opportunities for all SUNY students,” added SUNY Canton Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Peggy A. De Cooke. “Articulation agreements provide a well-established channel through all levels of education.”

The agreements are part of a large SUNY-wide effort to connect programs statewide through SUNY Online. Future agreements will allow students to begin at their hometown community colleges, continue in a four-year SUNY Canton program, and then complete their education at UAlbany – completely online.

Last fall, UAlbany and Hudson Valley Community College forged a new partnership to support students with seamless transfer pathways. This added to a number of already established – and growing – list of transfer articulation agreements between UAlbany and two-year colleges.

The University also announced the formation of a centralized graduate school last spring.

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