Under certain conditions, students may earn a second degree at the same level. Students may pursue a second master’s degree once the first degree has been awarded. Petitions for a second degree are referred to the Assistant Vice President for Graduate & Extended Learning by the Department Chair of the discipline in which the second degree is proposed.

The following regulations apply:

  1. The plan of study of the second degree must be substantially different from the plan of study of the first degree so as to constitute, in the judgment of the faculties concerned, a new discipline.
  2. At least two-thirds of the credits of the second degree, or a minimum of 24 credits, whichever is greater, must be credits that were not included in the first degree.
  3. All relevant degree requirements, including residency requirements, must be satisfied for both degrees.