DAYTONA BEACH – Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) recently finalized a partnership with Florida Atlantic University (FAU) intended to increase underrepresented populations receiving graduate degrees in disciplines that have low representation of individuals from diverse backgrounds. The partnership establishes a pipeline for B-CU students seeking advanced degrees in the humanities, liberal arts or social sciences to pursue a masters or doctorate degree at FAU’s Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters.
“Undergraduate students matriculating through the various degree programs in the B-CU College of Arts and Humanities will find this partnership affords them many excellent opportunities to advance their careers in a wide array of graduate programs at FAU,” said Richard Peacock, assistant professor of English and chair of the Department of English, World Languages, and Cultural Studies. “Our students will benefit from application waivers, assistantships and stipends, in addition to becoming graduate students at a highly active public research university in vibrant South Florida.”
The partnership allows for up to five qualified B-CU students to be admitted to FAU per academic year, depending upon the institution’s budget and plans, as determined by FAU and pursuant to FAU’s standard practices and procedures.