Academic Policies & Procedures
Master's Degree Students
Master's Degree - Double Major
A student may decide to complete two majors or areas of emphasis in the same department. All requirements for each program of study must be met. The student must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours from each area and must have a minimum of 45 credit hours combined for the two areas of study.
The student may use the same course to satisfy requirements in each major when that course is required in each degree program (e.g., SPH-Q 501 and SPH-X 590), and courses from one major may be used to satisfy elective requirements for the other when an obvious relationship exists. However, such courses may be counted only once for credit. In all cases, the academic advisor must recommend the use of the course work from the second major, and this must be approved by the executive associate dean.