Double degrees are two same-level (master’s or doctoral) degrees from two separate graduate programs. Students completing a double degree earn two degrees (two programs), and receive two diplomas. Double degree candidates have two advisors and two separate committees, and they complete two theses (master’s) or dissertations (doctoral).
Graduate Students pursing an additional degree
Students may apply for an additional program at the time of original application, add a program at any time during their enrollment, or reapply and pursue a second degree after completion of the first. Students should inquire with each program prior to enrollment to see if additional policies exist that would restrict the ability to complete a double degree.
In all scenarios, regardless of whether double degree programs are completed consecutively or concurrently, students must:
Approval of the double degree: 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 lists as indication of approval. The Graduate School will review the course lists for credit overlap between degrees.
Doctoral students who add a master’s degree program outside the doctoral program cannot be dissertators.
International students must contact International Student Services before adding a second degree program.