Dual Degree Programs
Two dual degree programs are complementary with the Master's of Urban and Regional Planning program: Public Health and Civil and Environment Engineering (with a transportation focus). With very careful planning, students may be able to complete both degrees in three years. Students should connect with advisors.
Masters of Urban and Regional Planning and Masters of Public Health
Information about Masters of Urban and Regional Planning and Masters of Civil Engineering from the PSU School of Engineering
The PSU Bulletin includes the following language on dual master's degrees:
Dual master's degrees. No credits applied toward a master's degree at PSU, once that degree is achieved, may be applied to the earning of another master's degree at PSU, except for the special arrangement provided for the dual master's degree program. In the case of the dual master's degree program, a graduate student may work concurrently toward the completion of the requirements of two PSU master's degrees in complementary disciplines where an overlap of coursework or research (not culminating experience) occurs.
The dual degree program is planned in consultation with and approved by the advisers from each program. The courses to be accepted dually for the two degrees shall be determined by the department(s) involved but may not exceed one-third of the required quarter credits for a degree. If the two master's programs have different totals for course credits, the one-third limit is determined by the smaller credit total. To ensure time for adequate planning, applications for admission to the dual degree program are made early in the graduate studies. Admission to the second program in the dual degree program must be attained no later than the term prior to the term in which the final coursework is completed for the first degree.
A memo of agreement signed by both advisers and listing the specific courses which will be used for both degrees must be approved by the Office of Graduate Studies before graduation with the first degree. These forms are available in the Office of Graduate Studies.
Please e-mail the department if you are interested in learning more about these programs at email@example.com.