Combined Degrees

Students in combined programs are enrolled concurrently in the Graduate School and in either a professional or undergraduate college or school. The purpose of combined programs is to give outstanding students an opportunity to pursue simultaneously two degrees in different colleges or schools by reducing the amount of time required to complete both sets of degree requirements.

Programs

 The following professional colleges and schools offer combined programs with the Graduate School:

  • Dentistry
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Veterinary Medicine

The following undergraduate colleges and schools offer combined programs with the Graduate School:

  • Agriculture
  • Allied Medical Professions
  • Arts
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Education and Human Ecology
  • Environment and Natural Resources
  • Nursing
Admission

 Students enrolled in combined programs are admitted by the Graduate School, the Graduate Studies Committee, and the professional or undergraduate college or school. The Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions receives application material, determines when the application is complete, calculates the official GPA, and notifies the applicant of the admission decision.

Criteria

To be admitted as a regular or special graduate student in a combined program, the applicant must submit documentation that demonstrates satisfactory fulfillment of the following admission criteria:

  1. completion of a minimum of 135 undergraduate credit hours, for those enrolling in an undergraduate/graduate combined program

  2. a minimum of 3.5 cumulative point-hour ratio in all previous undergraduate work for those enrolling in an undergraduate/graduate combined program

  3. an earned baccalaureate or its equivalent or completion of the first year of a professional program for those enrolling in a professional/graduate combined program

  4. a minimum of 3.5 cumulative point-hour ratio in all previous undergraduate work for those enrolling in a professiona/graduate combined program who hold a completed bachelor’s degree, and have not completed one year in the professional program. Students who have completed one year in their professional program must be in good academic standing, without conditions, and approved by the professional college dean, director, or chair.

  5. prerequisite training that will enable the student to pursue the graduate degree program selected

Students may not be admitted to the undergraduate/graduate or the professional/graduate combined program in conditional or graduate non-degree status.

Procedures

Applicants must consult the appropriate professional or undergraduate college or school about admission requirements and procedures for its combined program students. Applicants must submit a Combined Undergraduate/Graduate and Professional/Graduate Program form to the graduate program.   

See Section 8.1 of the Graduate School Handbook for more detail. Questions may be directed to Graduation Services staff members at (614) 292-6031.

 

Need help?

Contact staff members in the Graduate School using the staff directory, or call (614) 292-6031.

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