It is possible for a student to undertake two Master’s degrees at the same time. Common arrangements include students undertaking both a Master’s in Writing with a specialization in Book Publishing and an M.A. in English, as well as students undertaking both a Master’s in Writing with a specialization in Book Publishing and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing.
A dual degree allows for an overlap of the credits required for two Master’s degrees. The specific credits to be accepted for both degrees must be approved by the departments involved and may not exceed one-third of the required credits for a degree. If the two Master’s programs have different total credit requirements, the one-third limit is determined by the smaller total credit requirement. Only coursework can be shared between two Master’s degrees; internship, practicum, project, thesis, or other culminating activity cannot be shared. Students working toward dual Master’s degrees must be admitted to the second degree program no later than one term prior to the term in which the student graduates from the first degree program.
For more details, please review the dual degree application form.