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Dual Degrees

As an interdisciplinary school, Taubman College encourages students to explore interests outside of architecture and urban and regional planning, the college offers students opportunities to pursue combined degrees.

Dual degree programs enable students to earn two degrees in less time than if each degree were earned separately. Six formally structured dual degree programs enable students interested in architecture to study for a dual degree.


Students can also pursue student-initiated dual degrees with a wide range of other programs. Students wishing to pursue a dual degree program other than those described are advised to contact the college registrar. Requests are approved on an individual basis.

A number of arrangements are available for students to pursue two degrees simultaneously. Dual degree programs lead to two different degree citations on the transcript and two separate diplomas. Dual degree programs allow a student to combine two graduate or graduate-professional programs, at least one of which is a Rackham master's or doctoral program, and may include a non-Rackham professional degree program. A dual degree program allows students to undertake complementary programs of graduate study simultaneously through streamlined curricular arrangements with limited double-counting of courses. The student may double count one-sixth of the sum of the credits required for each of the two degrees. Specific information about dual degree programs, including minimum credit hours required, credit hours that may be double counted, and awarding of degrees can be found at the link above.

A student in a Rackham doctoral or master's program must complete at least one term of coursework in good academic standing in a regular Rackham program before requesting admission to a dual degree program.

If the two units in a combined degree program charge different tuition fees, the student may be liable for the higher tuition in a semester when he or she registers for any credits in the unit with the higher tuition.



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