Dual degrees are two degrees earned simultaneously when a student is accepted by both a department/programs and is approved by the appropriate academic deans and the Dean of The Graduate School.
A student must be admitted to one academic program initially, and after the first semester, may apply and be accepted to the second degree program. There is no formal relationship between the two degree program requirements in a dual degree situation. *To ensure that students entering a second graduate degree program receive timely and effective advisement on a program of study approved by the second department, admission to the second graduate degree program must be approved before the student completes more than twelve credit hours of coursework that are counted in that department toward the second graduate degree. In special circumstances, students may petition their academic deans for an exception. This limit of twelve credits earned only applies to students admitted to their first graduate degree program in the Fall 2014 semester and onwards.