Dual-Title Doctor of Philosophy Degrees
To define dual-title degrees at the University of Kansas
Applicants to graduate study
A dual-title Ph.D. is a single degree with significant scholarship in two fields. At the completion of a dual-title degree program, the graduate will receive one diploma with two program names. Students enrolled in a dual-title degree program work concurrently in both areas of study.
Students are admitted initially into the major Ph.D. program. Upon being approved to pursue a dual-title Ph.D., students will be admitted into the dual-title Ph.D. program.
Only existing programs approved to grant doctor of philosophy degrees may collaborate in creating a dual-title degree.
A dual-title degree is a single degree from KU. University-wide degree count reports will record a single Ph.D. in the major Ph.D. program discipline area. During the program proposal phase, doctoral programs must determine which program will be credited with the degree count. This department will also be responsible for reviewing the program during Board of Regents’ program review cycle.
All program requirements for both areas must be met as determined by the faculty in each program. The governing structure for dual-title Ph.D. programs is overseen by the Directors of Graduate Study in each participating Ph.D. program. Dual-title Ph.Ds. are conferred by the dean of the student’s major Ph.D. program.
A student applies for a dual-title degree only after being admitted and enrolled in an existing graduate doctoral program. Admissions procedures are described in the Admissions Procedures for Dual-Title Degree Programs policy.
This policy was initially approved in August 2011.