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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.

Information about the Masters of Urban and Regional Planning and Masters of Public Health from the PSU School of Community 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. A graduate student may work concurrently toward the completion of the requirements for two PSU master’s degrees in complementary disciplines. Dual master’s degrees allow for an overlap of the credits required for two master’s degrees. The credits to be accepted for both degrees must be approved by the departments involved and may not exceed one-third of the required credits for a degree. If the two master’s programs have different total credit requirements, the one-third limit is determined by the smaller total credit requirement.

Students working toward dual master’s degrees must be admitted to the second degree program no later than the term prior to the term in which the student graduates from the first degree program. Overlapping
credits used in dual master’s degrees must be approved by the student’s departments and the Office of Graduate Studies with a GO-14 (Dual Degree Form) before the student graduates from the first master’s degree program. Students are limited to one use of the dual master’s degree allowance at PSU.

Please e-mail the department if you are interested in learning more about these programs at susp@pdx.edu.