Academic Policies: Dual Graduate Degree Programs
Dual Graduate Degree Programs
Graduate students who are enrolled in a doctoral program in one department/program may enroll concurrently for a master's degree in a related area. Examples would be a doctoral student in PHYS enrolling concurrently for a masters in MATH or a doctoral student in ECON enrolling concurrently for a master's in BGMT.
The following rules govern the dual-enrollment process:
The student must be in good academic standing.
Both graduate departments/programs must agree to the dual-degree enrollment.
The full degree requirements must be met in both programs.
The same course cannot be applied to both programs.
A written plan for the dual enrollment must be worked out between the two departments/programs regarding credits, advising, semester loads, etc. Copies of this plan must be placed in the student's file in each program and a copy sent to the Graduate School to be included in the student's records here.
Once the written plan is filed with the Graduate School , the student's doctoral program will be designated as the primary degree and the masters program will be designated as the secondary degree. Students and advisors should bear in mind that our present computer system has no way of knowing towards which degree a given course grade should be applied for purposes of computing the GPA. Therefore, students enrolled in dual-degree programs will only have an overall GPA, which reflects their combined performance in the two programs. We are unable to provide separate GPAs for the masters and doctoral components of the two programs. Students therefore should be advised that poor performance in their masters program would affect their overall GPA as it is calculated on their transcript.
Existing Dual Degree ProgramsFind information on the following existing dual degree programs on their websites:
- Architecture and Community Planning (M.Arch and MCP)
- Architecture and Historical Preservation (M.Arch and MHP)
- History/Library Science (MA and MLS)
- Dual MBA/JD Program
- Dual MBA/MS Program
- Dual MBA/Masters of Social Work
- Dual MPP/MBA Program
- Urban Studies and Planning and Law (MCP and JD)
- Community Planning and Historic Preservation (MCP and MHP)
- Masters of Engineering/Public Policy
- Dual MPP/JD Program
- Bioengineering (MS and MD)