Multiple Degree Exemptions
- If the graduate faculty from a UC program has participated in designing and/or presenting the curriculum at another institution, shared degree programs between the institutions can deviate from these rules with prior approval of the Graduate School and their College leadership. In no case will a UC degree be awarded if more than 50% of the curriculum is offered by non-UC faculty.
- Dual degree programs can combine two UC graduate degrees into a single curriculum if approved by the University. Approved dual degree programs can share up to one-third of the combined credits of the two degrees, but the total count of unique credits to earn both degrees must always be equal to or greater than the State minimums for each degree type. In addition, note that Board of Trustees rule 50-77-15 specifies that credit cannot be given toward both graduate and undergraduate degrees for the same course.