Reusing Credits for an Additional Master's Degree
How can I reuse the credits?
Current and former Michigan Tech graduate students may seek an additional master's degree and reuse a portion of the required non-research/non-practicum credits from their primary degree as detailed below. For example, you might wish to
- earn master's degrees in engineering and business.
- earn a PhD in one field and a master's degree in a related field.
What credits can I reuse?
If you wish to pursue a master's degree in addition to the graduate degree you are currently seeking or formerly earned, you must
- satisfy all requirements for your primary degree,
- apply to the graduate program from which you would like to earn an additional master's degree, and
- identify clearly the courses double-counted for the additional master's degree on your degree schedule. Next to each double-counted course, enter "also used for (MS or PhD) in (Primary Program Name)."
Can I double-count the credits?
The double-counted credits applied to the additional master's degree must
- have been earned at Michigan Tech,
- be no more than 1/3 of the non-research/non-practicum credits required for the additional master's degree,
- be approved by the graduate program, and
- be non-research/non-practicum credits.
Graduate programs will not allow you to double-count your credits if this will have a negative impact on your education. Graduate programs approve double-counting credits by signing your degree schedule for the additional master's program. Admission to the additional graduate degree program is not automatic; you are accepted at the discretion of the program to which you apply.