Academic Policies and Procedures

Dual Degrees: Graduate and Professional Combination

A dual degree is two degrees, one of which is granted in a graduate program, and the other in a professional school (e.g., M.D., J.D., DVM, D.Pharm., MPH).  Students should inquire with each program prior to enrollment to see if additional policies exist that would restrict the ability to complete a dual degree.

To receive a dual degree students must:

  • Be admitted to both programs;
  • Complete the specific degree requirements for the Graduate School and the professional school;
  • Fulfill the Graduate School’s minimum graduate residence, degree, and coursework (50%) credit requirements for the graduate degree.

Tuition is determined by a combined fee schedule table. Assessed fees are roughly halfway between graduate fees and professional fees. Credit limits each semester coincide with the professional schools’ higher credit maximums. Find more information about the tuition and fees  on the Office of the Registrar's Tuition and Fees webpage.

See Addition/Change of Program, Plan, or Named Option, Minimum Graduate Coursework (50%) Requirement, Minimum Graduate Degree Credit Requirement, Minimum Graduate Residence Credit Requirement, Appendix 5 - Double, Joint, and Dual Degrees at a Glance

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