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Dual Master Degrees

Dual Master Degrees

UTA's dual degree option enables students to earn two advanced degrees with significant savings in time and cost. Through the dual degree option, students can earn the breadth and depth of knowledge of the Master of City and Regional Planning (MCRP) in combination with a second master’s degree in another professional discipline.  The graduate advisor can provide more information about the career advantages of the following dual degree options available to MCRP students.

Graduating students

Dual MCRP Master Degree Programs

  • MCRP and MPA (Master of Public Administration)
  • MCRP and MPP (Master of Public Policy)
  • MCRP and MSW (Master of Social Work)
  • MCRP and M.Arch. (Master of Architecture)
  • MCRP and MLARC (Master of Science in Landscape Architecture)
  • MCRP and MSCE or M.Engr (Master of Science in Civil Engineering)/M.Engr. (Master of Engineering)
  • MCRP and M.S.Ev.S.E. (Master of Science in Environmental Science and Engineering)
  • MCRP and MSRE (Master of Science in Real Estate)*

*The Master of Science in Real Estate degree program is offered by the College of Business. The courses  in the program are offered jointly by the College of Business (COB) and the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs (CAPPA).

Dual Degree Requirements

To participate in the dual degree program, students must:

  • Complete an application to each program and meet the admission requirements for both.
  • Must be admitted to the second program before completing more than 24 credit hours in the first program
  • Must complete the second degree within three academic years following completion of the first. 

By participating in a dual degree program, students may apply 6-18 total credit hours jointly to meet the requirements of both degrees, thus reducing the total number of hours required to earn each degree separately (shared courses are subject to approval by Program Advisors of each program). Degree plans, thesis or professional report proposals, and the final thesis or report must be submitted separately for each degree and approved by Program Advisors and relevant committees of each program.

The successful candidate is awarded two degrees (not one joint degree).

Those interested in a dual degree program should consult the appropriate Program Advisors for further information and review the statement on Dual Degree Programs in the general information section of the catalog.