Dual Degree Programs

Dual degree programs are structured so that a student can pursue graduate work at the University in two fields and fulfill the requirements of two degrees; in programs leading to two master’s degrees, the degrees are awarded simultaneously. To enter a dual program, the student must be accepted by both of the individual programs. Students who wish to enter a dual program that involves the JD degree should contact the Admissions Office in the School of Law first. Dual programs are offered in the following fields.

Field(s) of Study Degree(s)
Advertising/Business administrationMA/MBA
Advertising/Public affairsMA/MPAff
Asian studies/Business administrationMA/MBA
Asian studies/Public affairsMA/MPAff
Biomedical engineering/MedicineMSE/MD
Business administration/Energy and earth resourcesMBA/MA
Business administration/MedicineMBA/MD
Communication studies/Business administrationMA/MBA
Communication studies/Latin American studiesMA/MA
Communication studies/Public affairsMA/MPAff
Community and regional planning/GeographyMSCRP/PhD
Community and regional planning/Sustainable designMSCRP/MSSD
Community and regional planning/Urban designMSCRP/MSUD
Educational psychology/MedicineMEd/MD
Global policy studies/Asian studiesMGlobalPolStds/MA
Global policy studies/Business administrationMGlobalPolStds/MBA
Global policy studies/Energy and earth resourcesMGlobalPolStds/MA
Global policy studies/JournalismMGlobalPolStds/MA
Global policy studies/Latin American studiesMGlobalPolStds/MA
Global policy studies/Middle Eastern studiesMGlobalPolStds/MA
Global policy studies/Russian, East European, and Eurasian studiesMGlobalPolStds/MA
Information studies/EnglishMSInfoStds/MA
Information studies/Global policy studiesMSInfoStds/MGlobalPolStds
Information studies/Latin American studiesMSInfoStds/MA
Information studies/Public affairsMSInfoStds/MPAff
Journalism/Business administrationMA/MBA
Journalism/Latin American studiesMA/MA
Journalism/Middle Eastern studiesMA/MA
Journalism/Public affairsMA/MPAff
Latin American studies/Business administrationMA/MBA
Latin American studies/Community and regional planningMA/MSCRP
Latin American studies/LawMA/JD
Latin American studies/Public affairsMA/MPAff
Law/Business administrationJD/MBA
Law/Community and regional planningJD/MSCRP
Law/Information studiesJD/MSInfoStds
Law/Middle Eastern studiesJD/MA
Law/Russian, East European, and Eurasian studiesJD/MA
Law/Social workJD/MSSW
Mechanical engineering/ Business administrationMSE/MBA
Middle Eastern studies/ Business administrationMA/MBA
Middle Eastern studies/ Information studiesMA/MSInfoStds
Middle Eastern studies/Public affairsMA/MPAff
Public affairs/Business administrationMPAff/MBA
Public affairs/Civil engineeringMPAff/MSE
Public affairs/Community and regional planningMPAff/MSCRP
Public affairs/Energy and earth resourcesMPAff/MA
Public affairs/Social workMPAff/MSSW
Radio-television-film/Business administrationMA/MBA
Radio-television-film/Latin American studiesMA/MA
Radio-television-film/Middle Eastern studiesMA/MA
Radio-television-film/Public affairsMA/MPAff
Radio-television-film/Russian, East European, and Eurasian studiesMA/MA
Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies/Business administrationMA/MBA
Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies/Public affairsMA/MPAff
Social work/Latin American studiesMSSW/MA
Women’s and gender studies/Information studiesMA/MSInfoStds
Women’s and gender studies/Public affairsMA/MPAff

Dual degree programs with other institutions. The dual degree programs listed above lead to two University degrees; in other programs, students pursue degrees from the University and from another school at the same time. Dual degree programs in biomedical engineering, chemistry, biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, and neuroscience allow students to pursue both a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. A dual degree program in business administration allows students to pursue a Master of Business Administration degree from the University and the degree of Master of Administration from Tecnológico de Monterrey-Campus Sante Fe. A dual degree program between the University’s School of Social Work and the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary allows students to earn the Master of Science in Social Work from the University and the Master of Divinity from the seminary simultaneously. The University's LBJ School of Public Affairs offers dual degree programs with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health leading to the Master of Public Affairs or the Master of Global Policy Studies from the University and the Master of Public Health from the center. The University’s School of Social Work also offers a dual degree program with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health leading to the Master of Science in Social Work from the University and the Master of Public Health from the center.