This policy defines the parameters for graduate students to earn two degrees at the same level, e.g., two master’s degrees, or two doctoral degrees.
All graduate students pursuing more than one degree at the same level.
A student interested in pursuing two degrees at the same level may apply for an additional program when they apply for admission, at any time during their enrollment, or after completion of the first degree. It is incumbent upon the student to inquire with each program prior to enrollment to determine whether any program-specific policies prohibit double degrees. International students must contact International Student Services prior to enrolling in courses for a second degree.
Regardless of whether double degree programs are completed consecutively or concurrently, a student must:
At the time of graduation, each program must submit to the Graduate School a list of the courses being used to satisfy that program’s requirements. Both advisors must sign the course as lists an indication of approval.
A student who completes double degrees earns two degrees and receives two diplomas.
A doctoral student who adds a master’s degree program outside the doctoral program cannot be a dissertator.