Dual Master's Degree
Effective Date: September 10, 2018
Reaffirmed Date: N/A
Correlates to Procedure No.: N/A
Issuing Authority: Provost
Issuing Office: Office of the Provost
CLASSIFICATION: Multi-Majors / Degrees
PURPOSE AND APPLICATION
Graduate students may engage in two master’s degrees concurrently and in some cases overlap coursework.
STATEMENT OF POLICY
Graduate students enrolled in a master's degree program at Drexel have the opportunity to enroll simultaneously in two master's degree programs and to receive both upon graduation. To be eligible, a graduate student must be currently enrolled in their first master’s degree when requesting admission to the second. They must obtain approval from the graduate advisors of both programs and develop a plan of study encompassing coursework and/or research (thesis) credits for both degrees. Students may transfer up to 15 credits from one program to the other, usually in the form of electives, and are therefore required to complete a minimum of 75 graduate credits to complete a dual master's degree program (the actual credit total may be higher, depending on each department's requirements). Transfer of credits from one program to another will depend on the programs. Upon graduation, the student must file two (2) degree applications via DrexelOne. Both degrees will be awarded at the same time.
ENTITIES AFFECTED BY THIS POLICY
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