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Simultaneous Enrollment

Simultaneous enrollment in more than one graduate degree program is prohibited by the Graduate College, except in those situations in which a signed, written agreement negotiated between the program and the Graduate College allows a student to earn a master’s degree while pursuing a doctoral degree. Because of the fundamental requirement that at least two-thirds (2/3) of the total credit requirement for a degree must be earned after admission to the degree program, doctoral students who are interested in acquiring a master’s degree while working toward the doctoral degree should promptly apply to the master’s degree program.

Simultaneous enrollment in a graduate degree program and a graduate certificate program is permitted. Because of the fundamental requirement that at least two-thirds (2/3) of the total credit requirement for a certificate must be earned after admission to the certificate program, graduate degree-seeking students who are interested in acquiring a graduate certificate as an intermediate step should promptly apply to the certificate program.

Simultaneous enrollment in two graduate certificate programs is permitted. Simultaneous enrollment in more than two graduate certificate programs is prohibited by the Graduate College. Simultaneous enrollment in graduate degree and 2 or two graduate certificate programs is also prohibited by the Graduate College.