Applicants Seeking a Second Graduate Degree or Changing Majors

Students who wish to pursue a second simultaneous or subsequent graduate degree or change a major must submit an application for admission and all required admission documents as indicated on the program's catalog or web page. This procedure must be completed in ample time to meet the admission deadlines.

Admission to one program does not guarantee admission to another program. No courses applied toward one graduate degree may be simultaneously applied toward another graduate degree. Students changing majors and admitted to a new graduate degree program may be permitted to count some or all of the graduate-level courses taken in their previous program toward their new graduate program. At the recommendation of the graduate program advisor, graduate-level courses from another program may be petitioned to the dean of The Graduate College for degree credit provided a degree was not awarded for the previous program. No credit will be applied toward the master's degree for work completed more than six years before the date on which a student's degree is to be conferred unless an exception has been approved by the graduate advisor and dean of The Graduate College.

Students on probation or suspension may not change programs without a recommendation and request from the prospective department. The dean of The Graduate College will review the request and make the final decision.