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Guidelines for Dual Majors (PhD)

Only one degree is awarded for dual major PhD degrees.

You must be admitted to the PhD program in each of the two major fields.

You must fulfill all program requirements (e.g., written preliminary examinations, language requirements) in each of the two major fields.

You have the option of one or two major professors. If one major professor is selected, this professor must be approved to direct doctoral dissertations in both of the two major fields. If two major professors from the two major fields are selected, each must be approved to direct doctoral dissertations in their field.

On the graduate program the number of hours of coursework should be similar in each of the two fields, and the students should register for approximately the same number of thesis hours in each field.

Your doctoral committee shall consist of a minimum of two Graduate Faculty members from each major and a Graduate Council representative.

The dissertation must show evidence of originality and a real contribution to knowledge in both of the major fields.

All other non-conflicting rules and requirements governing PhD degree apply.