Admission to Dual Degrees

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Definition of dual degrees

  • Degrees from same institution: More than one degree is received from UNL at the same time.

  • Degrees from different institutions: One degree is received from one institution and a different degree is received from a second institution within the University of Nebraska system (e.g., UNMC/UNL, or UNO/UNL, etc.). These require the simultaneous matriculation form located at the Office of Graduate Studies.

Description and procedure

Students pursuing a dual degree must be accepted separately by each degree program, with the knowledge and approval of the Graduate Dean. For more information, refer to the dual program descriptions within the departmental graduate program summary under the appropriate departmental entry.

No graduate student may be a degree-seeking student in more than one graduate program at the University of Nebraska, unless enrolled in an approved dual-degree program (see Dual Degree Programs below). When a student has received admission for two masters programs, the same course credit will not be accepted for more than one degree without prior approval of the Graduate Program Committees through which the programs are administratively assigned and the Dean for Graduate Studies.

Examples of dual degree programs

  • Architecture (MArch) and business (MBA)
  • Architecture (MArch) and community and regional planning (MCRP)
  • Civil engineering (MS) and community and regional planning (MCRP)
  • Law and accountancy (MPA)
  • Law and business administration (MBA)
  • Law and community and regional planning (MCRP)
  • Law and journalism and mass communications (MA)
  • Law and political science (MA)
  • Law and psychology (MA)
  • Legal Studies (MLS) and Psychology (PhD)
  • MArch/MEng with construction emphasis