Dual Degree Programs

The university offers the opportunity for students to pursue two complementary degrees simultaneously through structured, official dual degree programs (see below for a complete listing). In order to qualify as a dual-degree program, each joint program must be approved by Graduate Council that oversees graduate degrees at the university. If a student is simultaneously completing two programs that have not been recognized as an official dual degree program by Graduate Council, the term “dual-degree” does not apply. Please note that only officially sanctioned dual-degree programs offer the benefit of cross-credit, which allows the awarding of two degrees for fewer credits than the sum of credits normally required for the two degrees individually.

Admission to these programs requires the submission of two completed online application forms—one for each program—but only one application fee is required. Email Amy Robinson Wheeler for the second fee waiver. Each program’s entrance requirements must be met in addition to university requirements, and the applicant must be accepted by both programs. Students pursuing multiple degrees of their own choosing are still required to complete two online applications and submit two separate application fees. Below is a listing of the Dual Degree programs:

  • Business Administration/Arts Administration  MBA/MA
  • Business Administration/Nursing   MBA/MSN
  • Law/Women’s Studies  JD/MA
  • Law/Business  JD/MBA
  • Urban Planning/Community Planning  BUP/MCP
  • Law/Political Science  JD/MA
  • Law/Political Science  JD/PhD

Students can be admitted and confirmed for two programs within the same semester.

Please see the UC Dual Degree Cross-Credit section for information on the maximum amount of transfer credit that can be applied to the dual degree programs.