Leaders from Grand Valley and Savannah State University signed an agreement August 30 that provides SSU students with expedited pathways to master's degrees in, eventually, five areas.
This marks the fourth agreement Grand Valley has signed with a Historically Black College or University (HBCU), bolstering its HBCU/Hispanic Serving Institution Consortium and aligning with the university's strategic goals of empowering learners and increasing access. Savannah State University is the oldest public HBCU in Georgia. Other pipeline members are Fort Valley State, Alabama State and Saint Augustine's universities.
The agreement makes it possible for SSU students to earn master's degrees from Grand Valley in engineering, cybersecurity, criminal justice, communications, and biomedical sciences.
President Philomena V. Mantella said the agreement capitalizes on SSU's strong foundation in STEM and social science education.