Miami, March 17, 2022 – In an ongoing effort to expand post-graduate opportunities for students, Miami Dade College (MDC) and University of West Florida (UWF) established a new “4+1” articulation agreement that allows MDC graduates with a bachelor’s degree in cybersecurity to seamlessly transfer to a master’s degree in cybersecurity at UWF.
“We are very excited to expand our collaboration with UWF by providing a pathway to our bachelor’s in cybersecurity graduates to one of the strongest master’s in the region,” said Antonio Delgado, vice president of innovation and tech partnerships. “This collaboration will increase talent pipeline opportunities to help close the gap that currently exist in cybersecurity.”
The agreement assures that students graduating from MDC’s School of Engineering and Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity and a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher, are eligible for express admission into the Masters of Science in Cybersecurity program housed in the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering at UWF.
“The UWF MDC Bachelor’s-to-Master’s articulation agreement is a great opportunity to produce highly skilled individuals in areas of cybersecurity with a deep understanding of the security issues we face in software, data, business operations and our nation,” said Dr. Jaromy Kuhl, dean of the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering. “The agreement shows that UWF and MDC have made cybersecurity education and meeting the current workforce demands in areas of cybersecurity a priority.”
For more information, visit http://mdc.tips/uwf.
About Miami Dade College
Miami Dade College is the most diverse institution in the nation. There are 167 nations and 63 languages represented in its student body. The college’s eight campuses and outreach centers offer more than 300 distinct degree pathways including associate and baccalaureate degrees, career certificates and apprenticeships. Baccalaureate degree offerings include biological sciences, engineering, data analytics, information systems technology, education, public safety, supervision and management, nursing, physician assistant studies, film and others. MDC is the recipient of many top national awards including the Aspen Prize. As Democracy’s College, MDC changes lives through accessible, high quality-teaching and learning experiences. It is the home of the Miami Culinary Institute, the Miami Animation & Gaming International Complex, the Miami Fashion Institute, the Eig-Watson School of Aviation, The Idea Center, the Cybersecurity Center of the Americas, the Cloud Computing Center, the Center for Learning, Innovation and Simulation, the School for Advanced Studies, and the New World School of the Arts, to name a few of its most innovative programs. MDC has been named among the nation’s “Great Colleges to Work For” since the program’s inception. The College embraces its responsibility to serve as an economic, cultural, and civic leader for the advancement of our diverse global community. Its alumni and employees contribute more than $3 billion annually to the local economy, and MDC graduates occupy top leadership positions in every major industry. MDC is renowned for its rich cultural programming. It is the home of the Miami Book Fair, Miami Film Festival, the National Historic Landmark Miami Freedom Tower, the Tower Theater, Dyer Building, Koubek Center Mansion and Gardens, Live Arts Miami at MDC, the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives, the Museum of Art and Design, a sculpture park and a large campus art gallery and theater system. MDC has admitted more than 2.5 million students and counting, since it opened its doors in 1960. Approximately 120,000 students are currently enrolled. For more information, visit www.mdc.edu.