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With over 25 dual degree graduate programs, the opportunities at UH can quickly become overwhelming. If you’re determined to earn multiple degrees while saving both money and time, dual degree programs are helpful to look into.

Students commonly double major for their undergraduate degree, which is immensely different from completing a dual degree program. The main difference between the two is that a double major results in one degree focused on two fields of study, whereas a dual degree program leads to two separate diplomas.

Earning two higher degrees at the same can certainly put you ahead of your peers, but is it actually worth it? The short answer is yes.

Dual degree programs can be costly, despite them saving you money in the long run. There are different completion times based on the specific degree being earned, but a dual program with two master’s degrees will take three years.

With extended amounts of coursework, your free time will likely be limited so make sure you’ve chosen the program that best suits and interests you.

If you’re looking to stay at UH, they have a wide variety of dual degree programs. For those more into business, UH has programs that offer an MBA in business administration, along with either an MS in hospitality management, a doctor of pharmacy or industrial engineering.

There are multiple dual engineering degrees, from master’s degrees in mechanical engineering and subsea engineering, to master’s degrees in aerospace engineering and space architecture. 

For the more creative students, consider an MA in arts leadership, with dual programs for those in the School of Art, the Moores School of Music and the School of Theatre & Dance.

Health-centered students can receive a Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences and M.A. in applied economics, an OD in optometry and an M.S. or Ph.D. in physiological optics and other options focused on pharmaceuticals and optometry.

The full list of dual degrees offered can be found on UH’s website.

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