What are dual degrees? Does UH offer them?

Dual degree programs (sometimes called joint degrees) allow a student to earn two degrees in separate fields and/or from two different institutions simultaneously, usually by taking fewer hours than would be required for separate majors in the two fields.  This is not the same thing as a double major or a second degree. The University of Houston does not offer dual degrees at the undergraduate level.

For information on undergraduate double majors, click here.

For information on dual degrees at the graduate level, contact the college or school and see the Graduate Catalog Online

UH Law School offers a J.D./M.B.A. with the UH Bauer School of Business; a J.D./M.P.H. with the UT School of Public Health; a J.D./M.A. in History with UH, a J.D./M.S.W. with the UH Graduate School of Social Work; and J.D./Ph.D. in Medical Humanities with the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Information on dual degree law programs is available at http://www.law.uh.edu/academic/. Use the far right scroll bar to find joint degree programs.

UH Bauer College of Business offers the M.B.A. with an option of Master of Arts in Spanish, Master of Hospitality Management, Master of Industrial Engineering, Master of International Management, or Master of Social Work.

In addition to the degrees mentioned above the UH Graduate School of Social Work provides a Masters in Public Health from the University of Texas School of Public Health as a dual degree. Information about programs in Business can be found at http://www.bauer.uh.edu/MBA/Joint_Degrees.htm.

M.S.W./Ph.D. in Social Work provides an opportunity for applicants without a master’s degree in social work (or with a master’s degree in another field) to pursue a program of study that leads to both the M.S.W. and the Ph.D. degrees. Visit http://www.sw.uh.edu/ourcollege/dualdegree.php for Master of Social Work dual degree programs.

Created: Sep 11, 2003 - 6:29am Updated: Aug 16, 2009 - 12:50pm Author: Web Technologies Article: 797
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