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:

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:


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:

Additional Information

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 fspp-registrar@umich.edu