Business Dual Master's Degree

Graduate students have two options to earn a second master’s degree in business at UT:

Earn two degrees concurrently

A student who enrolls in a business graduate program (MBA, M.S.-Accounting, M.S.-Marketing, M.S.-Finance) can earn a second master’s degree in a different business graduate program by completing 24 credit hours of additional coursework as required by the program, plus any necessary pre-requisite courses. In this case, the student must earn both degrees concurrently; the first degree cannot be conferred by the University and received by the student until all coursework for the second degree has been completed. The student would have both degrees conferred at the same time and become a graduate of the University only after the requirements for both degrees have been met. The advantage to this option is the student can earn a second degree with only 24 additional credit hours instead of 30, as with the other option. The disadvantage to this option is the student cannot have his/her first degree conferred before moving on to the second degree.

Earn the first degree, then the second degree

A student who successfully completes a business graduate program (MBA, M.S.-Accounting, M.S.-Marketing, M.S.-Finance) can earn a second master’s degree in a different business graduate program by completing 30 credit hours of additional coursework as required by the program, plus any necessary pre-requisite courses. In this case, the student would meet all requirements of the first degree so that the first degree would be conferred by the University and received by the student. The student would then enroll in classes toward the second degree. The advantage to this option is the student is able to receive his/her first degree, and would thus be an official graduate of a master’s program offered by the University. The disadvantage to this option is the student would have to take at least 30 additional credit hours instead of 24, as with the other option.
 
Please contact the Graduate Studies Office for more information at (813) 258-7409 or e-mail utgrad@ut.edu.