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Dual Degrees

Dual Degrees

Interested in broadening your knowledge and marketability? Dual degrees are an excellent way to merge perspectives and skills across multiple disciplines while reducing the cost of obtaining separate degrees.  Students can propose their own dual degree program, but standard ones include:

graduate students
  1. Master of Public Policy
  2. Master of City and Regional Planning
  3. Master of Science in Social Work
  4. Master of Science in Nursing
  5. Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
  6. Master of Sociology

Students can apply a number of semester hours jointly to each degree, reducing the total number of hours to earn both degrees separately (and the cost!). The number of hours ranges from nine to eighteen hours, subject to the approval of Graduate Advisers/Directors from both programs. For the MPA, the contact(s) are Karolyn Field ( and Dr. David Coursey (

To participate in a dual degree program, students must apply separately to each program and submit a separate program of work (viz., proposed class schedule) for each degree. Existing students can add a dual degree if they are admitted to the second program before completing beyond 24 credit hours in the MPA. More details are available in the UTA Graduate Catalog dual degree section.

Those interested in the dual degree program should consult the appropriate Graduate Advisor(s) for further information on course requirements, preferably before applying.