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Graduate Admissions and Academic Services
217 Bascom Hall
500 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI 53706
(608) 262-2433
gsacserv@grad.wisc.edu

Michelle Holland
Academic Service Coordinator (Academic Policies & Procedures, withdrawals, course change requests, late enrollment, satisfactory progress, probation)
608-262-2433
holland@grad.wisc.edu

Steve Hahn
Assistant Dean for Admissions and Academic Services (Graduate School Dean's approval, appeals)
608-262-2433
smhahn@grad.wisc.edu

Elena Hsu
Degree Coordinator (Master's and Professional Degrees, Special Committee Degrees, Dual/Joint/Double Degrees, CIC Traveling Scholars, Degree Completion fee)
608-262-2433
elenahsu@grad.wisc.edu

Alexandra Walter
Degree Coordinator (Ph.D. Degrees, extensions, electronic thesis deposit, dissertator status)
608-262-2433
atwalter@grad.wisc.edu

Double, Joint, and Dual Degrees at a Glance

Double Degree

  • 2 degrees, 2 diplomas
  • 2 graduate majors
  • 2 advisors, 2 committees
  • 2 theses or dissertations
  • Minimum credit requirement for each degree
  • 2 prelims (PhD)
  • 2 warrant requests, 2 warrants
  • List of courses used for each major must be submitted to GS when requesting warrants.
  • No more than 25% overlap (of the total credits for the program with lowest credit requirement).

Joint Degree

  • 1 degree, 1 diploma
  • 2 graduate majors
  • 2 advisors, 1 committee
  • 1 thesis or dissertation
  • Joint prelim, if both major programs agree, or 2 prelims (PhD)
  • 1 warrant request, 1 warrant
  • Must submit proposal to GS before beginning of second year.  Need signatures of both advisors and both program directors, and AD approval.

Dual Degree

  • One graduate degree and one professional degree (i.e. a degree from the School of Medicine and Public Health or the Law school).