Dual Degree Programs
The University of Michigan is home to several highly ranked professional schools and international area studies centers. The University is also recognized as a leader in cross-disciplinary research and teaching.
The Ford School has developed dual degrees with many professional programs, enabling students to complete work on two degrees simultaneously, in less time than it would take to pursue each degree separately.
Established dual degree programs
The following dual degree programs are established and recognized by Rackham Graduate School:
- Asian Studies: China and Public Policy (MA/MPP)
- Asian Studies: Southeast Asia and Public Policy (MA/MPP)
- Business Administration and Public Policy (MBA/MPP)
- Higher Education and Public Policy (MA/MPP)
- Law and Public Policy (JD/MPP)
- Medicine and Public Policy (MD/MPP)
- Public Health (Department of Health Management and Policy only) and Public Policy (MPH/MPP)
- Public Health (Department of Health Management and Policy only) and Public Policy (MHSA/MPP)
- Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and Public Policy (MA/MPP)
Common student-initiated dual degrees
Self-initiated dual degree programs can be developed when that is the most appropriate way to prepare a student for his/her career. In recent years, students have initiated their own dual degree programs in the following fields:
- Applied Economics (MAE/MPP)
- Information and Public Policy (MSI/MPP)
- Natural Resources and Environment (MS/MPP)
- Social Work (MSW/MPP)
- Urban and Regional Planning (MUP/MPP)
The U-M hosts a wide variety of non-degree certificate programs that can enhance a graduate degree. Among those our students have pursued in recent years:
- The Graduate Certificate in Science, Technology & Public Policy (STPP) (This innovative program is housed at the Ford School.)
- Real Estate Development
- Latin American and Caribbean Studies
- Women’s Studies
- Survey Methodology
Please see the Rackham Graduate School Academic Policies for additional dual/joint degree information requirements
Completion of Program:
Once all requirements have been fulfilled, all dual degree and certificate students must apply to graduate through Wolverine Access.
Dual Degree/certificate students, must also complete a dual/joint degree course election form available on Rackham's website. This form must be signed prior to graduation.
Questions about program completion can be directed to Student and Academic Services at (734) 764-0453 or